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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
  Gain a basic understanding of how wildfires spread and ignite homes in our new interactive  class, Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes. An overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn. This easy to follow course is available on our website, does not require a log in, and should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
In the September/October 2018 edition, the NFPA Journal remembers the 100th anniversary of Minnesota’s chaotic and deadly Cloquet fire.    Starting on October 12, 1918, the wildfire would tear through 35 towns, leaving thousands of structures destroyed and nearly 560 fatalities in its path.     The article shares newspaper reports of the time… (Show more)
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faithberry
  According to a Vail Daily article, Colorado is ranked third in the nation with homes located in areas of high wildfire risk. With this risk comes responsibility for homeowners to educate themselves about how to reduce their risk and take action to complete wildfire safety projects. The Colorado Realtor's first project was creating a guide to… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Preparing a home and property to resist ignition from a wildfire can seem like an overwhelming task.  Where do you start?  What type of and how much vegetation do you remove?  Does it all have to go?  Who makes the decisions?  Firewise USA® has a new video that helps answer those questions. Watch as a wildfire mitigation specialist evaluates a… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Fire Prevention Week begins on October 7. It's the perfect time to find out more about wildfire and what you can do to keep your home and family safe! This year's theme is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere." This is just as true of wildfire as it is about any other fire risk your home faces. In that spirit, NFPA's Wildfire… (Show more)
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cathyprudhomme
  Insurance policies for residences located in wildfire prone areas are frequently inadequate and coverage is often misunderstood. To ensure residents have the information and knowledge needed to be financially prepared, NFPA is hosting a free, one-hour webinar during Fire Prevention Week on Wednesday, October 10 at 1 pm MDT (3 pm Eastern).  … (Show more)
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cathyprudhomme
  Here's the perfect opportunity to highlight and recognize an outstanding individual, group or organization that continuously demonstrates exceptional wildfire risk reduction achievements - the 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards. The national awards are the highest honor for outstanding work and significant impacts in wildfire preparedness and… (Show more)
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faithberry
  As part of National Preparedness Month on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date), FEMA will be testing the National Emergency Warning System. This warning system test will include two parts, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which broadcasts over radio and television and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) which are… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Denver scheduled for October 4-5. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfire safety mission. Learn the science behind how homes ignite from wildfire. More importantly, find out the best ways to advise property… (Show more)
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faithberry
Photo by Faith Berry of burned landscape behind Durango, Colorado area home This is National Preparedness Month and we are all reminded to take steps to be prepared for an emergency. But with all the hype do preparedness efforts really make a difference, you may be asking yourself. Working with communities to implement project work with… (Show more)
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