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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentOur third stop on our sites of excellence journey takes us to Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, AZ.   No strangers to wildfire, residents in this community have a history of being engaged in wildfire risk reduction.  We are excited that they are a part of this pilot program, demonstrating a willingness to “do more”.  Pete Kloeber, the community’s… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentThe work of over 1,500 communities in the United States to reduce their risk from wildfire not only encourages others to embrace their responsibility here, but globally as well.  They serve as a great example of what residents can do and we’re very excited to see that latest work in the United Kingdom advancing this mutual public safety effort… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentOn Tuesday July 23, 2019 FEMA is hosting an informational forum on its (BRIC) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program, to be funded through the Disaster Relief Fund as a 6% set aside from estimated disaster grant expenditures. The forum will be held at the US Chamber of Commerce Building in Washington D.C. The forum will… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentDid you know that fire in natural areas at the right time and place fire can be good for certain ecosystems?  Many ecosystems across the United States are adapted to fire. Fires occurring at the right time, during the right conditions and at the right place can be restorative to some areas. Some plants need fire to regenerate and flourish,… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view content  The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy plenty of good food and fun together.  It is important to take away a pocket full of great memories and keep in mind a few safety tips to insure that those good times don’t end tragically. NFPA® has some great free downloadable safety tips to help you enjoy… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view content  The Bureau of Land Management, part of the US Department of Interior, has issued notices of funding opportunities for numerous states within its jurisdiction and under the authority of Public Law 116-6, Wildland Fire Management Good Neighbor Authority. These Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Community Fire Assistance funds are available to eligible… (Show more)
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msnow
Click to view contentThe Firewise USA® program is thriving in the City of Ashland, Oregon. The city boasts one of the highest numbers of Firewise sites in the country. When I reached out to learn more about how Ashland continues to keep people participating in wildfire risk reduction, I found out that it has a lot to do with the residents themselves. Ashland is a… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentIn light of recent large wildfires occurring across the United States, have you ever wondered what would happen if places like large cities, stadiums, or Zoos were threatened by wildfire?  Just like homes and neighborhoods steps can be taken to reduce the risk of loss of these places in wildfire prone areas. National Geographic recently shared an… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
Click to view contentAs great wildfire preparedness day events kicked off on Saturday, May 4, across the United States, they were joined by residents in the south of England who accepted this call to action in their community as well.  Preparedness Day events are now occurring in the UK, Canada, Italy, and Spain.  I caught up with Lin Kettley, manager of the Firewise… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentFor the second blog in our series highlights Sites of Excellence participants, I reached out to Marilyn Cavell with Coal Bank Ridge in Virginia.  Below she shares the journey her community has taken on the wildfire risk reduction path and learn about wildfire risk in Virginia. Located in the mountains of southwest Virginia just outside Blacksburg,… (Show more)
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