Firewise goes to Washington

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Oct 18, 2011

The time to act for wildfire safety is now, according to national experts. NFPA's Firewise® Communities Program together with members of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) brought wildfire safety messages to a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, October 11, sponsored by Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (AZ-7) and Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30).

The three organizations partnered nationally to promote individual and community wildfire preparedness to approximately 25 congressional staffers. The briefing took place during NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week, a national public awareness campaign established in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, and to keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention and safety.

Find out what staffers learned from the briefing from these organizations