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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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luciandeaton
In the July/August NFPA Journal®, a feature section shares the completed 2017 NFPA Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report and selected on-duty firefighter fatality case studies. Of the 17 deaths in 2017 at the scene of fires, eight died at wildland fire incidents.   Of these eight wildland firefighter tragedies, three occurred from… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
In the Fall of 2017, the Tubbs fire burned more than 470 homes in one California community. A month later, the same community held their annual Firewise day to maintain their active status in the program.  In the July NFPA Journal Wildfire column, I explore what motivates that community post-wildfire and the value they still see in Firewise USA®… (Show more)
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bprince
Wildland fire shelters are used by firefighters as a last line of defense when trapped by an approaching wildfire. As new and advanced materials become available, these shelters could provide significant performance improvements. This webinar will present the North Carolina State University research project that has provided advanced fire shelter… (Show more)
faithberry
. Photo shared by Andrew Castellani   A neighborhood from Forked River New Jersey shared with us how they helped other neighbors reduce their risk of loss due to wildfires.  This Firewise USA ® site used their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding to expand their influence and share their knowledge about wildfire safety with residents… (Show more)
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megan.fitzgerald-mcgowan
  Is your home covered in case of a disaster? An unfortunate reality is that most homes are underinsured, meaning they don’t have enough coverage to protect them if they are damaged or destroyed. While we hope you are never faced with making a claim, here are some resources to help make sure you are prepared:   Complete the Property Casualty… (Show more)
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faithberry
  Photo of nighttime fire activity from the La Tuna Fre shared by LA City Fire   FEMA has created a new bulletin to provide state government officials and residents with information about grant funding available for pre and post disaster mitigation efforts.  However the recent bulletin also provided information about post wildfire recovery funds… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
The task of reducing wildfire risk can seem like a heavy burden for homeowners who are unable to do the physical labor themselves, but some volunteer groups are trying to lighten that load.   A local news channel in Colorado shares the story of how real-estate agent volunteers are helping older residents and those with disabilities to reduce… (Show more)
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faithberry
On Saturday this week, the Aroostook band of Micmacs in Caribou, Maine hosted their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, main event due to snow earlier in May this year.  Jon Cote the Emergency Management Director, wrote their successful application for funding, helped organize the event and encouraged all members of their local community to be a… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
In my spare time outside of NFPA, I volunteer as a tour guide with a nonprofit group called Boston By Foot. I talk about Boston's history and architecture to locals and tourists from around the world. July 4 is my absolute favorite holiday, because I lead people on a 3-hour tour of Boston's Freedom Trail, which commemorates important sites that… (Show more)
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