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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
Click to view contentLocated in north Texas hill country, 7-R Ranch is an ideal getaway for its residents, most of whom are retired professionals seeking an escape from urban/suburban life. About 1.5 hours from the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area and 45 minutes from a grocery store, the community is set in an area of mesas and canyons, with oak, ash, cedar and juniper,… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentIncredible stories are pouring in about projects accomplished across the country and the globe on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  Here at NFPA®’s main office, we hosted a training session provided by two Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) employees about how to make changes to the landscape around the home and the… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentIn light of recent horrific losses to life and property from wildfires, we wonder who is responsible to create homes and neighborhoods that are safer? I think we can all have a part to play, both individually and collectively. Residents in wildfire-prone areas should prepare for wildfire by focusing on the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ).  The Home… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentAs part of a panel talking about wildfires and public health, I had a great opportunity to talk to health and safety professionals on behalf of NFPA about wildfire and how we can use techniques that have emerged from public health and related social science research to help change behaviors and outcomes.  My co-presenters, Ken Pimlott, retired… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentAccording to an NFPA® report on youth and wildfire preparedness, only 21% of students interviewed in wildfire prone regions have a family preparedness plan for when they are home alone.  Even more amazing is that only 10% had evacuation bags prepared for themselves at home.   However 65% of these young people were aware that a fire could happen at… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Click to view contentRegister now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Nashville scheduled for May 16-17. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfire safety mission. Learn the science behind how homes ignite from wildfire. More importantly, find out the best ways to advise property… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentThe American Planning Association (APA) has just published a new report that is available at no cost to download (though users have to create a guest account and password to log in), thanks to the sponsorship of the USDA Forest Service as well as state and private forestry programs. The report specifically looks at the wildfire-related risks faced… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentA one-day hackathon is being hosted on the 42 Silicon Valley Campus in recognition of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 4, 2019. The goal of a hackathon is to get computer programmers, graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others together in one place to create software or other functioning projects for a specific… (Show more)
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faithberry
This Old House host Kevin O’Connor interviewed Dan Gorham, from The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS®) to learn techniques for making homes safer during wildfire events.   This Old House a television show dedicated to sharing step by step tactics to make home improvement projects easy for anyone has added a new Ask This Old… (Show more)
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faithberry
Click to view contentYour successful Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project can not only help your community be safer in the event of a wildfire event but also shine as an example of success for other communities to copy.   Remember the old adage; “Copying is the best form of flattery.”  Just think your success and your success story can actually help another… (Show more)
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