"Wildfire one of our most pressing issues" - NFPA president Jim Shannon

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Nov 14, 2013

In the past year, more than 65,000 wildfires have burned more than 9 million acres across the United States, affect thousands of lives and create millions of dollars of damage.

This staggering statistic underscores the importance of this week's gathering in Salt Lake City, where hundreds of people have gathered for NFPA's "Backyards & Beyond" wildland fire education conference.

"NFPA is committed to investing in additional resources, collaborating with partner organizations and building new relationships," said NFPA President Jim Shannon via video. "To address these challenges, all of us will need to work together, to be creative and share our knowledge and understanding, our training opportunities and our ideas."


Watch Mr. Shannon's video on YouTube.