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Faith Berry
Photo shared by Los Angelas City Fire of the La Tuna Fire  A free webinar is being offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 12 - 1 PM Mountain Time.  Crystal Stonesifer, from the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station, will be speaking about; “Federal fire managers’ perceptions of the importance,… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
 As homeowners in wildfire prone areas continue to search for ways to reduce potential home ignitions during a wildfire, the October edition of the five-part Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series produced by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), provides… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
FLASH (The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safer better-built homes.  I attended the National Disaster Resilience Conference hosted by FLASH in Atlanta, Georgia on October 25-27 which brought together some of the industry leaders in preparedness including architects, researchers, insurance… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
As residents at risk from wildfires continue to search for options that will help protect their homes when threatened, the final 2017 edition of the five-part Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series produced by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS),… (Show more)
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Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan
This past year, the NFPA worked with curriculum developers and instructors to revise the Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire (HIZ) course. These revisions were based on scientific experiments and post fire evaluations that examined how homes burned during a wildfire.   As we’ve shared in previous blogs and resources, embers and… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
If you are thinking about what activities you and your family, friends, and neighbors would like to do to improve your wildfire preparedness capabilities, consider participating in next year’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 5, 2018.  This is a great opportunity to work together to address your risk with actions that can improve your… (Show more)
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Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan
The Firewise USA™ Program and the Northeastern Region Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Committee have teamed up to highlight community success stories in resident-led mitigation and preparedness from a region very much at risk to wildfire.   Each month the NE RSC newsletter delivers articles and stories that demonstrate the… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
If you’ve been stressing about getting a nomination submitted for that risk reduction "superhero" that you know, you now have a little extra time! The deadline has been extended to November 10, and that gives you an extra ten days to get them nominated.   The 2018 national Wildfire Mitigation Awards are for an outstanding individual, group or… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo submitted by Krys Nystrom The news is full of horrifying and sad stories, especially in the aftermath of the California wildfires.  So much tragedy, it is heartbreaking.  When I was in New Mexico connecting with residents, Krys Nystrom, project manager for the Wildfire Network, introduced me to a very positive story about New Mexico young… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
We need to understand how local demographics influence risk preparedness and evacuation. A field tour I recently participated in to see how communities rebuilt following massive bushfires in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, Australia, in October 2013, provides great examples for us all on lessons in action.   In early September, I had the… (Show more)
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