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Lisa Marie Sinatra
This past weekend I seemed to drive by property after property burning brush leftover from winter's damage.  I even saw reports in my town of brush fires, perhaps from those taking advantage of the warm spring weather to burn.  In Massachusetts, where permitted by the individual community, the season for open burning is Jan 1 through May 1 but… (Show more)
Michele Steinberg
It is kind of quiet in the Quincy office of NFPA today, as many of our staff are participating in NFPA's annual Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. And I'm not sure if it's simply because it's the season or what, but there have been an unusually large number of stories popping up about using goats for wildfire mitigation. Someone here who must be… (Show more)
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Lucian Deaton
Two points caught my eye in a recent article about the ongoing fires in Florida.     First, “Man Saves Rhino” is not an article topic one usually expects in the world of wildfire. Yet, it’s what occurred when the owner of a wild life preserve went back to help firefighters evacuate a rhino from its pen as the flame front turned and embers flew… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Participating in a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on May 6 can help your community take care of cleaning up the little things around homes and throughout neighborhoods that can increase chances of survival.  Jack Cohen, a US Forest Service Researcher has shared many times that by taking care of the little things you can make a… (Show more)
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Lisa Marie Sinatra
Tomorrow the world celebrates Earth Day and NFPA is doing its part to protect Mother Earth by participating in activities found in our Earth Smart Checklist. The checklist is a great resource for kids and families alike and includes tasks everyone can do together. Did you know that by completing all of the activities on the list, you'll not… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
Success stories have been shared with NFPA by the communities who are participating in this year’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  Some communities are doing an incredible job of getting the word out about their participation on this important day of awareness and action, May 6, 2017.  Their stories celebrate the enthusiasm of their… (Show more)
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Michele Steinberg
  At a press briefing on the 2017 wildfire season anticipated for Colorado, Governor John Hickenlooper opened with some important information for residents. Although Colorado's wildfire activity in the first few months of this year has been average or perhaps below average, the Governor said, "..it is exactly the time we want to make a couple… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
NFPA is pleased to announce that it’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day has been honored by the governor of Colorado with a State Proclamation!  The proclamation endorses community engagement in activities on May 6, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, which can make a difference in the outcome a community has during a wildfire.   The… (Show more)
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Faith Berry
A collaborative working group of organizations in Australia including: The Centre for Health Research, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia; Senior Lecturer Organizational Psychology, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia… (Show more)
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Cathy Prudhomme
Recently, WA Governor Jay Inslee named Bonnie Cobb, from the Four Mound Community in Nine Mile Falls, Washingtonian of the Day for her work in helping the community become a nationally recognized Firewise site and for her commitment to help others reduce wildfire risks.   Cobb is a dedicated and motivated advocate who lost all her outbuildings… (Show more)
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