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Lisa Marie Sinatra
  Firewise USA™ welcomes Ashley Blakely, Public Information Officer and Fire & Life Safety Specialist, Jackson Country Fire District 3, White City, Oregon, as our guest blogger. Below is her account of Southern Oregon’s first Firewise Expo held in May. Ashley asked NFPA if she could share the success of the event and its activities with other… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
The deaths of over 60 people, including children, attempting to evacuate wildfires currently burring in central Portugal, brings the challenge of wildfire into a very harsh perspective. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who passed away and all effected by these fires.   Over 60 separate fires across central Portugal began… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
An article about educating children and youth in Australia, Lessons Save Lives, shared some harrowing tales about how disaster training received by children saved lives.  A few examples of how children responded successfully to hazardous conditions after receiving good preparedness education drove home the importance of such training. Rather than… (Show more)
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Lauren Depew
The June issue of Fire Break, NFPA Wildfire Division's newsletter, is now available for viewing. Here's what you'll find in this month's issue: A link to a segment about the U.S. wildfire problem featured on the Sunday evening news program, 60 Minutes Information about how to keep your summer yard work projects from starting a brush, grass or… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
At some point, we've all been told to Watch our Words, or Choose Your Words Carefully; just ask my three kids how many times they've heard that from me during their lifetime, and they'll quickly tell you it's into the thousands.   Words are powerful - they have the potential to deliver both wanted and unwanted meanings. They can motivate, or… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
Following one of the worst storms to hit Cape Town, South Africa, in decades, gale-force winds fanned numerous wildfires across various towns to the west last week and into last weekend.   The wildfires burned over 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) along the “Garden Route” region of coastal South Africa, east of Cape Town. Spanning over 100 square… (Show more)
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Michele Steinberg
From original blog post by Susan McKelvey susanmckelvey  According to NFPA’s Fourth Needs Assessment Survey, nearly all (99%) of the U.S. population is covered by at least one prevention and educational program. However, many fire departments don’t have the resources to deliver a wide range of prevention and education programs to their… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
On Tuesday, June 13, at 3:00pm EDT, the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists is hosting a webinar presentation on how fire shaped Appalachian forests before the fire exclusion era.   Charles LaFon of Texas A&M will discuss the a recent fire history synthesis publication and current research on fire and forest composition. An… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
According to current NOAA fire weather mapping areas of the Southwest and Hawaii are at an above normal level of wildfire danger.  Some areas of Arizona, Northern California, and Nevada are under a red flag warning.  The National Interagency Coordination Center on June 9, already reported 94 new fires with 12 large uncontained fires.   A big… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
The end of the school year is the time when many families are on the “hunt” for a new home.  As I begin my journey to look for a home here in the North East, I realize how many things have to be inspected and considered.  But did you think about considering wildfire preparedness work that needs to be completed as you are looking at the home and… (Show more)
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