As part of its strategic plan, NFPA has a corporate goal of increasing the number of recognized Firewise Communities to 1,000 by the end of 2013. Firewise Communities develop an action plan that guides their residential risk reduction activities, while engaging and encouraging their neighbors to become active participants in building a safer place to live. Learn more about how your community can apply to be Firewise.
Earlier this year, NFPA launched the Firewise Challenge to get people engaged and excited about bringing on more communities.
“We have a month-and-a-half to go, so keep those applications coming in,” said NFPA’s Dave Nuss at this morning’s opening session of the Backyards & Beyond conference, “but I am thrilled to report that as of today, we are at 989 recognized communities.”
To celebrate the success of the Firewise Challenge and the near-completion of the goal, Dave said a “Salute to our National Firewise Family” will be held on March 1, 2014. Watch for details on the Firewise Communities website.