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faithberry
  As part of National Preparedness Month on September 20 (primary date) or October 3 (secondary date), FEMA will be testing the National Emergency Warning System. This warning system test will include two parts, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which broadcasts over radio and television and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) which are… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Denver scheduled for October 4-5. 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
Photo by Faith Berry of burned landscape behind Durango, Colorado area home This is National Preparedness Month and we are all reminded to take steps to be prepared for an emergency. But with all the hype do preparedness efforts really make a difference, you may be asking yourself. Working with communities to implement project work with… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
The September/October NFPA Journal® is out and its Wildfire column asks how we create the local conversation needed for residents to understand their risk. Not surprisingly, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a good place to start.   For some backstory, I was in Vacarisses, Spain, visiting NFPA’s wildfire partner, the Pau Costa Foundation,… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
The September NFPA Journal® highlights the findings of NFPA’s 2017 National Fire Experience Survey, which outlines that reporting year’s response numbers, fatalities, injuries, and property loss from fires across the United States.   2017 was unfortunately a major year for wildfires and that extent is made clear in the report. It explains, “NFPA… (Show more)
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luciandeaton
NFPA’s wildfire division manager, Michele Steinberg, is slated to present wildfire safety information and tips during an upcoming webinar for mortgage field service industry professionals. Steinberg and members of her team at NFPA are frequently sought out by insurance and realty professionals to provide updates and education on the latest in… (Show more)
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michelesteinberg
For many years, NFPA has convened an Educational Messages Advisory Committee to develop consistent fire and life safety messages for the general public on a wide variety of topics. The newly revised 2018 edition of the Educational Messages Desk Reference now includes wildfire topics for the first time.   The Committee’s goals include maintaining… (Show more)
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faithberry
Perhaps you live in a large metropolitan area and are thinking, “I don’t have to worry about wildfire risk.”  Many people think incorrectly that because they live in a big city away from forests and parks that there is no need for them to maintain their home and property for a wildfire threat. So how can homes located within city limits be… (Show more)
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faithberry
Photo by Faith Berry   Land use planning can reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire.  Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program is a partnership between Headwaters Economics and Wildfire Planning International and provides according to their webpage, “grant funded professional guidance about integrating wildfire mitigation into… (Show more)
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