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Michele Steinberg
As 2017 draws to a close, I'm proud to say that NFPA has been able to bring some 90 fire service members and wildfire specialists to our training, Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone, this year under a generous award from the DHS/FEMA Fire Prevention Safety Grant. In addition to these funded courses, where participants received a… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
Updated wildfire risk reduction guidelines that contribute to making homes safer during a wildfire are now available in a tri-fold brochure printed in both English and Spanish. The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA™ program’s newest resource, How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires includes information that highlights the… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
Firewise and the simple value of recognizing local risk-reduction accomplishments were shared this past November at the UK Wildfires2017 conference (#UKWildfireConf17) in Bournemouth, England. NFPA had the great privilege to present at the conference and support the England & Wales Wildfire Forum and the Scottish Wildfire Forum in their conference… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
A great new post-holiday tradition can be, working together with fellow neighbors, and reaching out to potential agency, as well as local potential business partners to assess your area’s wildfire risks and create a project plan to increase your wildfire safety.  These projects can all be a part of your participation in the fifth annual Wildfire… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Current Santa Ana Wind conditions from a NOAA map, based upon weather models and satellite images.   It is December and even though snow is flying in the Midwest a large wildfire is raging in Southern California.  This high wind-driven wildfire blazing in Ventura County, California has caused serious damage burned over 45,000 acres, destroyed at… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Photo shared by Los Angelas City Fire of the La Tuna Fire  A free webinar is being offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 12 - 1 PM Mountain Time.  Crystal Stonesifer, from the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station, will be speaking about; “Federal fire managers’ perceptions of the importance,… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
 As homeowners in wildfire prone areas continue to search for ways to reduce potential home ignitions during a wildfire, the October edition of the five-part Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series produced by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), provides… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
FLASH (The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting safer better-built homes.  I attended the National Disaster Resilience Conference hosted by FLASH in Atlanta, Georgia on October 25-27 which brought together some of the industry leaders in preparedness including architects, researchers, insurance… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
As residents at risk from wildfires continue to search for options that will help protect their homes when threatened, the final 2017 edition of the five-part Wildfire Research Fact Sheet series produced by the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise USA™ program and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS),… (Show more)
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Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan
This past year, the NFPA worked with curriculum developers and instructors to revise the Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire (HIZ) course. These revisions were based on scientific experiments and post fire evaluations that examined how homes burned during a wildfire.   As we’ve shared in previous blogs and resources, embers and… (Show more)
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