The wildfire safety message is active throughout many fire-prone communities around the world. Countries including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada have developed outreach programs and messages similar to Firewise, which advocate wildfire mitigation activities for homeowners and communities.
The Firewise team here at NFPA supports these countries to help expand their programs to reduce the impact of wildfire to communities around the world. Michele Steinberg has been in New Zealand for the past several weeks attending conferences, presenting to groups on the benefits of Firewise, and visiting communities who have worked to prepare for wildfire.
As a result of her visit, the word is getting out in the community! Two recent articles have been published. The first, below, was in the Southland Times on August 14th. The second, was published on the same day in the Nelson Mail titled, "Manage fire risk - experts." Give both a read when you get a chance!