!http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a510eeb0ee970c-320wi|src=http://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a510eeb0ee970c-320wi|alt=FW_Thermometer_Handlink|style=margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;|title=FW_Thermometer_Handlink|class=asset asset-image at-xid-6a00d8351b9f3453ef01a510eeb0ee970c!It's January 2014 and the Firewise Challenge has officially come to a close! Thanks to all of the communities who renewed their status and welcome to the communities that are new to the program in 2013.
We know everyone is excited to learn who won the challenge so stay tuned for the official announcement  the week of February 3. The announcement will be made on our Fire Break blog, on the web and through social media.
While the official cut-off date for the renewals for the Challenge was December 31, NFPA will still be accepting applications through February 15...but remember, the applications and renewals we receive after December 31 will not count towards the Firewise Challenge.  However, your Firewise Communities/USA recognition status will be valid through 2014.  Login and renew your Firewise status here .
To celebrate your achievements of 2013 please join us for a Firewise Toast on March 1, 2014.