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faithberry
Picture of field training in Massachusetts taken by Faith Berry If you work as a fire service professional and would like to learn more about the science of how homes ignite during a wildfire, but your department has limited resources at this time for you to host a training, now is the time to apply.  NFPA is offering in 2018, two FEMA funded… (Show more)
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lisamariesinatra
  When it comes to wildfire, communities all across the globe are continuing to find ways to work together to prepare ahead and reduce their risk. In Tuesday’s session at NFPA’s Conference & Expo, “A Little Help From Your Friends:  Lessons Learned from Wildfire Engagement Campaigns from Around the World,” panel members Faith Berry and Lucian… (Show more)
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faithberry
Picture of mountain rainbow by Faith Berry Planning a summer getaway?  Make sure that you pay attention to park closures due to some of the large wildfires burning out West.  It is always a good idea to check fire and other weather conditions before you head out, so that you stay safe.   The National Interagency Fire Center report listed the… (Show more)
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twelle
  NFPA is offering its exclusive science based training, "Assessing Structural Ignition Potential from Wildfire" (ASIP) course in four locations throughout the U.S.  The open registration classes are part of NFPA's Professional Development weeks where students can take multiple NFPA class room training courses at one location.     The ASIP… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
First-hand, detailed accounts of home survival during wildfire are difficult to come by. Today’s blog post documenting just such a success story comes to us courtesy of Todd Chlanda, wildfire mitigation specialist with the Florida Forest Service in the Lakeland District. Todd has also served as a regional Firewise advisor for NFPA and adjunct… (Show more)
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faithberry
  If you are a middle school, high school or college student and want to do something besides sit inside and be glued to a screen.  Learn how you can make a difference in creating communities safer from wildfire, learn new work skills and make new friends in your community.   Check out NFPA’s Take Action website for ideas and activities for… (Show more)
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faithberry
Photo of prescribed fire working group at the Salish-Kootenai community field trip. Photo by Faith Berry Last week researchers from at least 20 countries from across the globe, met and shared professional information and knowledge with each other in Missoula, Montana at the Fire Continuum Conference. This incredible workshop featured more than… (Show more)
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cathyprudhomme
The under-eave area of a house is often overlooked when addressing vulnerabilities that can cause damage or loss during a wildfire. Neglecting this structural component increases susceptibility to heat from flames, which can become trapped allowing fire to spread into attic vents and through the attic. Embers lodged in gaps between blocking and… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
As the fifth anniversary of the tragic deaths of 19 firefighters in a place called Yarnell Hill approaches, it's a reminder to truly think about what we can learn from an event of this magnitude.   Earlier this year, I had an opportunity that I both relished and dreaded - to take what wildland fire leaders refer to as a "staff ride" to the place… (Show more)
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twelle
During the first week of May, 2018, the big island of Hawaii hosted the first Hawaii Wildfire Summit.  The conference was hosted by the Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization, (HWMO), a non-profit dedicated to reducing wildfire risks through local networks and engagement.  They brought together over 140 practitioners, fire management agencies,… (Show more)
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