‘Tis the season for many states and countries around the world to officially kick off wildfire season through wildfire awareness campaigns. To bring the global community together around this issue, the International Association of Wildfire (IAWF) is spearheading a two-part Global Wildfire Awareness Week: May 1 – 7 (northern hemisphere) and October 1-7 (southern hemisphere). http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e8834ea09970d-pihttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef014e8834ea09970d-pi
This year’s theme is “Your Home…Your Responsibility.” Firewise proudly supports this initiative. We also welcome you to take advantage of our free materials and information on www.firewise.org, and learn about specific actions for homeowners to reduce wildfire risk.
According to IAWF President Chuck Bushey in a recent press announcement, "We are excited to globally link wildfire professionals to share information, research, and practical tools in the effort to reduce wildfire impacts. This dynamic site allows sharing of community wildfire profiles, fire prevention materials and real-time, global fire occurrence information.
For more information on Global Wildfire Awareness Week, please visit the new website: www.wildfireworld.org.