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lisamariesinatra
Unlike the state’s rough wildfire season, the end of California’s 2020 legislative session is clearly in sight. This year, lawmakers considered a number of bills on the state’s wildfire challenge. Among these were two measures aimed at strengthening California’s defensible space requirements and helping Cal Fire assess properties and educate… (Show more)
luciandeaton
Click to view contentAmazing wildfire risk reduction and preparedness efforts have occurred in 2020 across the country during the challenge of COVID-19.  You can nominate an outstanding individual, group, or organization that continuously demonstrates exceptional wildfire risk reduction achievements to be considered for the National Wildfire Mitigation Awards.  The… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentTo meet the needs of homeowners and business owners at risk from wildfire, and the fire departments that serve them, NFPA will develop a digital wildfire safety hub containing online learning modules, 3D simulations, educational videos, and other essential resources, all thanks to a generous FEMA grant. The Fire Prevention & Safety Grant was… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentThe home ignition zone (HIZ) is the foundation NFPA has built its wildfire preparedness programs and resources on.  A concept coined by retired USFS researcher Dr. Jack Cohen, the basic premise of the HIZ is that the condition of the home (what it is made of and its state of repair) and the vegetation surrounding it, out to 100 feet, have the… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view content  Even as wildfire weather conditions continue to plague parts of California, October has seen wildfire activity erupt across Colorado. In recent days, fires that have been burning in more remote areas of northwest and central parts of the state for more than two months have been joined by fires closer to populated areas including the city and… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentA Firewise site in California used the five-year anniversary of a tragic wildfire and the rebuilding of a damaged local bridge to host an innovative community event that drew residents and numerous local agencies.  The event illustrates how a Firewise site can sustain local risk knowledge, while also bringing neighbors together in a challenging… (Show more)
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kbreed
Click to view contentWhen reading about the wildfires ravaging the western United States, it is easy to get bogged down with a sense of sadness as scenes from the frontlines are more and more heartbreaking. However, one thing is certain. People are pooling brainpower and mobilizing efforts to control what can be controlled. Out of the ashes rise stories about… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentIn recognition of the value of wildfire risk reduction, including participation in NFPA’s Firewise USA Recognition Program, Mercury Insurance is the second major insurance company in recent years to offer discounts to its California customers who have taken steps to protect their homes.   Wildfire season in California has gotten progressively… (Show more)
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