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Faith Berry
This map was shared with permission from Phillip Truitt, Communications Specialist with the Texas A&M Forest Service Directors Office Northern parts of Texas, experienced heavy rain and hail on Sunday, but are also listed on the Texas A&M Forest Service, Observed Fire Danger Map as having a high wildfire risk. The Texas wildfire danger mapping… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
In the January edition of NFPA Journal, Associate Editor Jesse Roman explores why, if experts say we could create wildfire-resistant communities today, is it so hard to get it done?   Reflecting on the article, Jesse shared with me that, “The deeper you dive into the nuances of the nation’s wildfire problem and the web of issues that surround it,… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
In the January/February NFPA Journal Wildfire column, I ask that before we rush to find answers about the recent fires in California, we pause to consider whether we’re even asking the right questions.   We want to be whole again after such a devastating event, but in the days and weeks that followed the September-October wildfires, media outlets… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
More than two years ago, while working on his Fire Officer Certification, Fort Huachuca firefighter Juan Zamora began exploring the army post’s potential participation in the Firewise USA™ program; and after successfully pitching the wildfire risk reduction concept to the base’s garrison commander Col. James Wright, efforts to meet the program’s… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Need a little help? If you are not sure about how to fill out a grant application for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day cash to help with your community wildfire safety project, simply sign up for the free webinar, on January 18,th from 2:30-3:30 pm EST, to help your application stand out.  This free webinar will help you craft a better story… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
  Could you and your community use a little help, say $500 to jump-start your wildfire safety program where you live? There are many simple low-cost projects that you and your neighbors can work on together with this funding provided by State Farm, which can make a huge difference in the safety of your community in the event of a wildfire.   The… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
Wildfire risk reduction requires committed and dedicated residents striving to reduce their wildfire risks; and in 2017, a total of 170 new participating sites completed the criteria to become nationally recognized through the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise™ USA program.   The newest participants join sites throughout 42 states… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
The question, “why is community wildfire risk reduction important”, took on a global prospective when NFPA gathered its wildfire partners from Canada, Chile, The United Kingdom, Spain, Lebanon, South Africa, and Australia last summer.   The proceedings document from that workshop was released by the NFPA Research Foundation in December and is… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Nighttime picture of the LaTuna Fire with the city of LA in the background shared by LA City Fire in 2017   On Tuesday, January 2, President Donald Trump approved a California Disaster Declaration according to a White House Briefing.  Areas of Southern California that suffered extreme loss during the recent fires including the Thomas fire which… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day what is it?  According to fire science research, individual efforts do make a difference even in the face of a wildfire.  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5, 2018, is a national day set aside for residents across the United States to have the opportunity to all take action to complete project work to… (Show more)
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