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USFA's Arson Awareness Week focuses on wildfire arson; asks communities to Spread the Facts Not the Fire

Blog Post created by Lisa Marie Sinatra Employee on Apr 1, 2016

The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has announced that its theme for 2016 National Arson Awareness Week is : Prevent Wildfire Arson – Spread the Facts Not the Fire

USFA and its partners are using the week of May 1 – 7 to focus particular attention on wildfire arson in the wildland/urban interface (WUI). USFA's theme complements other wildfire campaigns during this same week including Wildfire Awareness Week (part of FEMA's America's PrepareAthon! week) and NFPA's Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 7..

Each year for National Arson Awareness Week, the USFA gathers and shares information to raise awareness or arson or youth firesetting and provides individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community.This year's campaign offers a host of resources including (NAME)

USFA is partnering for the first time with the U.S. Forest Service, National Wildfire Coordination Group, National Association of State Foresters and the Department of the Interior's Office of Wildland Fire. USFA is also partnering with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the International Association of Arson Investigators; National Volunteer Fire Council; NFPA, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, and the Insurance Committee for Arson Control.

For more information about National Arson Awareness Week and its Prevent Arson theme, please visit www.usfa.fema.gov/aaw.

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