NFPA's Jim Shannon talks about wildfire in the latest issue of NFPA Journal

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Sep 17, 2012

!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31d6fa32970b-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31d6fa32970b-320wi|alt=Waldo_canyon_300x200|style=margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px;|title=Waldo_canyon_300x200|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef017c31d6fa32970b!“For years, NFPA has pushed

hard through our Firewise® program for a much more active approach

to reducing risk in the wildland/urban interface,” says NPFA President Jim

Shannon in his "First Word" column in the most recent issue of NFPA Journal, “And

we recently expanded the scope of our work with a grant from the U. S. Forest

Service to launch the Fire Adapted Communities™ program.” 

With the support of the
Forest Service, NFPA expects the Fire Adapted Communities program to get off to
a fast start. According to Shannon, however, that is not enough. The
whole fire safety community should understand that this is no longer a regional
or seasonal problem that can be solved by a single agency, but an issue of
urgent national concern with implications for all of us.

“At NFPA,” he says, “We
are not waiting for this problem to get further out of control. We are acting