Small and volunteer fire departments focus on creative ways to protect communities from wildfire

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Mar 13, 2013

These days, fire departments are working with reduced budgets and limited resources for fighting fire. But some small and volunteer departments who concentrate their efforts in high-risk wildfire areas are taking on this challenge and finding innovative ways to help protect their communities including working together with residents in wildfire risk mitigation activities.

NFPA’s new DVDBefore the Smoke! Preparing Your Community for Wildfirehighlights the work of three local fire departments whose ongoing relationship with their residents allowed them to create a community better prepared for the threat of wildfire. The DVD also provides important information about key programs that communities can engage in during the year including Firewise® and Ready, Set, Go, which are a part of the Fire Adapted Communities® initiative.

Watch a clip of the DVD below:


The DVD can found on NFPA's wildfire safety online catalog

You can also find other materials to help guide your mitigation activities with neighbors and friends. And don’t forget to share your plans and projects with us! We love to spread the word ... your hard work continues to inspire and encourage others to get involved!