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Faith Berry
Photo shared by Jeremy Oberstein Government Affairs Director, LAFD  NFPA’s Fire Protection Research Foundation an independent 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to research needs both domestic and international that address industry challenges in multiple areas, (including detection and signaling, hazardous materials, electrical safety, fire… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo shared by Jeremy Oberstein Government Affairs Director, LAFD  Nine senators reintroduced a bipartisan bill on US Senate floor; “The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2017.”  The nine bipartisan sponsors of the bill include Senators Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, Orin Hatch R-Utah, Dianne Feinstein,… (Show more)
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Michele Steinberg
  Welcome to Week 3 of National Preparedness Month! Our friends at Ready.gov suggest that this week, it’s time to build out and practice your emergency plan. For the grown-ups,  the theme relates well to both financial preparedness (making sure you have enough insurance, knowing where all your important documents are, doing a home inventory) and… (Show more)
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Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan
 Members of Cascadel Woods Fire Brigade at April 15 work day - Carol Eggink   When reading through annual Firewise USA renewals, you never know what you might find.  Typically we hear about community chipper days, educational booths, outreach efforts and larger scale vegetation removal projects.  This year, Cascadel Woods shared the day their… (Show more)
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Angelo Verzoni
  As wildfires continue to devastate the Western United States, prompting experts to remark on how long this year’s wildfire season is stretching, I’m reminded of a spate of similar late-season wildfires that struck my home state of Maine 70 years ago next month. I wrote about these fires in “Maine Burned,” the latest installment of NFPA… (Show more)
Cathy Prudhomme
  Here's the perfect opportunity to highlight and recognize an outstanding individual, group or organization that continuously demonstrates exceptional wildfire risk reduction achievements - the 2018 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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Faith Berry
Photo shared by William Boetner Austin, Texas 2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day   Just recently, I have been made aware of three opportunities for communities and community members who are involved in wildfire preparedness activities that I would like to share.  These opportunities may be helpful to residents in wildfire-prone areas.    1.… (Show more)
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Michele Steinberg
  For the past two years, the NFPA Conference & Expo has boasted excellent sessions on a wide variety of wildfire-related topics. That's because wildfire managers and researchers, community activists and safety educators, and fire service leaders and insurance industry professionals have provided their proposals and committed their time and… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo credit NFPA There have been so many fires burning across the country.  Many of these fires have been contained and residents are returning to their homes.  Our hearts and thoughts are with them.  Hazards abound in areas that have recently been impacted by wildfire.  After the wildfire has been contained and emergency services personnel… (Show more)
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Michele Steinberg
  We are right in the middle of National Preparedness Month, and if the last several weeks have provided any lessons, it’s the importance of being prepared – for wildfires, hurricanes, earthquakes, or whatever Mother Nature sends our way. Wildfires, particularly in Montana, Oregon, Washington and California this summer and fall, have stretched… (Show more)
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