Lucian Deaton

NFPA Journal column reflects on measuring prevention success

Blog Post created by Lucian Deaton Employee on Nov 13, 2014

The November/December NFPA Journal is out and in its latest WildfireWatch column, I reflect on how prevention programs measure their success. Wildfire cover photo NFPA Journal Nov14 WildfireWatch column 

For some backstory, NFPA’s LinkedIn page discussion board for wildland fire management, Firewise, and Fire Adapted Communities hosted a great discussion over August and September wrestling with the question of how one can measure and show the real outcomes of prevention.  A lot of on-the-ground examples and experiences were shared by those in prevention programs, state agencies, and others.  If you do not follow this message board, check it out

This question is not lost on Firewise either.  A great lesson I’m often reminded of is how a diversity of communities tackle their own education around wildland fire to achieve their own success and true buy-in for prevention.   

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