Michael Hazell

NFPA’s Firewise Communities Program celebrates 700th recognized community

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Jun 29, 2011

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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.

Check out the entire list of recognized communities and full press release available on our website for more information.

Want to learn how your community can earn recognition?  Our new website is chock full of great information, tips and resources to show you how.

Congratulations again to Robin Hood Loop; we look forward to hearing more about your initiatives!

-Michele

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