National campaign encourages fire adapted communities and resident action

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Apr 28, 2020

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) continues its promotion in April of “Wildland Urban Interface Awareness Month” to, “Raise awareness about what wildland urban interface (WUI) fires are and how fire departments can help communities become safer."  Resources from their campaign website and from Firewise USA can help you protect your own home and your community.


The theme for this final week, April 27- May 1, is, “Fire-adapted communities make the difference.”   USFA highlights individual projects residents can do around their homes to make themselves, their community, and responding fire departments safer in a wildfire. 


With the upcoming Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May, 2, kicking off a summer of risk reduction work, learn about other project ideas you can do around your home and see where  communities have planned 2020 events across the country for when it’s safe to come together again.  You can also learn project ideas from success stories shared from previous years and use those as examples in your local educational outreach.


Learn more about USFA’s Wildland Urban Interface Awareness Month and play your part in making your community safer from wildfire. 


As we navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

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