I’m proud to announce NFPA's Firewise® Communities Program has reached a milestone! Our 700th community recently earned recognition as a Firewise Communities/USA® site. Congratulations to Robin Hood Loop in Forks, Washington, whose commitment and action to improve residents’ safety from threats posed by brush, grass and forest fires is an inspiration to us all.
It also makes me happy to report the number of communities who earn recognition continues to grow rapidly and our participation retention rate remains high - 80 percent over the past decade. Given the tough wildfire season we’re all experiencing across the country, it’s heartening to know so many of our neighbors are opting to be proactive and making a marked difference in how they react to wildfire threats in their areas.
Congratulations again to Robin Hood Loop; we look forward to hearing more about your initiatives!