One final update to go -
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As of this morning, there are 1028 active Firewise communities.  2013 year-to-date there have been 686 renewals and 120 newly recognized communities.  This means there are 222 outstanding Firewise Communities that need to renew in order to maintain their recognition status through 2014.
The Firewise Challenge cut-off is December 31. A final Firewise Challenge update one on January 2. We will announce publicly the winning states on Friday, February 7, 2014 on our [blog | http://nfpa.typepad.com/firewise/] and [Facebook page | https://www.facebook.com/firewise].</p> </div>