• Free webinar opportunity: how to protect your home

     With the 2020 wildfire year well underway, it is important to remember that preparing for wildfires is a year-round endeavor. To assist with your wildfire preparedness journey, NFPA is excited to present the sec...
  • New NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute “2019 Year in Review” Report Examines Current Health of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

    With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that Australia was experiencing catastrophic wildfires a few months ago, or that 88 people were killed in the devastating Camp Fire ...
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  • Wildfire preparedness throughout the month of May

    First, a big shout out to all of those who participated in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!  We are always in awe of the number of people and organizations that use the day to take action to make a difference...
  • Free webinar to help residents be financially prepared for wildfires

    With wildfire season already starting in some regions of the United States and around the corner in others, now is the time to start thinking about your physical and financial preparedness.  To help you be better...
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  • Working across boundaries to help protect communities

    One of the benefits of the Firewise USA program is that it brings residents together to have structure and a voice. We've all heard that wildfires don't recognize boundaries and how it is important for ...
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  • Firewise group recognized for being a stronger, sustainable, and empowered community

    The well-earned recognition for the local accomplishments of Firewise communities knows no borders.  This rang true once again as the Beacon Road Firewise community in Dorset, United Kingdom, recently received th...
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  • Building a successful community wildfire preparedness program

      One of the things I love about the Firewise USA program is how it encourages people to work together and can bring about partnerships that might not have been considered in the past.  State and federal age...
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  • New Wildfire Community Preparedness Day toolkit available!

    Do you need a little help developing and implementing wildfire safety project work?  NFPA has updated its Wildfire Community Preparedness Day toolkit to help  your efforts to improve the survivabil...
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  • Moving the needle on future wildfire losses

    Recently, the Times of San Diego published an article about their Board of Supervisors approving building code upgrades for wildfire protection.  With the rise of extreme wildfires in the last seve...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Utah

    In this final piece of Taking on Excellence, we travel to Utah to learn more about Summit Park.  I had the chance to visit them over the summer, it is a beautiful place in the mountains with a variety of sty...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Wisconsin

    For this next edition of our Sites of Excellence highlight, we head to Crystal Lake Club in Wisconsin.  Bill Santer II shares the journey his community has taken on the wildfire risk reduction path. Crystal Lake ...
  • Camp Fire stories told from different viewpoints on the anniversary of the fire

      The Camp Fire, the most devastating California wildfire to date, which caused 5 injuries, 86 fatalities, the loss of 18,804 structures and 153,300 acres burned.  These losses, along with contami...
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  • Be a hero and help your family plan and practice their escape from a wildfire

    Fire Prevention Week is here!  This year’s theme, "Not everyone wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape" emphasizes the importance of fire escape planning, whether from a home fire or evacuating du...
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  • Texas and California reach milestones in Firewise USA

    Residents across the nation have been busy in 2019 taking steps to increase the ignition resistance of homes and communities from wildfire.  Here at NFPA we've seen increased interest in the Firewise US...
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  • Engaging youth in disaster preparedness

    The impacts from disasters such as wildfire or flooding are not just felt by adults, but people of all ages.  During week three of National Preparedness Month we want to take a moment to share ways that...
  • Learn from the best: valuable wildfire safety training in Denver October 3-4

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day classroom training in Denver, Colorado, October 3-4, 2019. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your...
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  • There’s a wildfire, do you know where your children are?

    Wildfires can not only force residents to evacuate their homes, but also depending upon the time of day that they occur, force students to be evacuated from schools.   This is something parents and caregivers can...
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  • All you need to know for your 2019 Firewise renewal

      The Firewise USA renewal deadline is fast approaching. We can’t wait to hear what your site has accomplished in wildfire risk reduction this year! This year’s renewal deadline is November 15th,...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Washington

      Set near the base of 49° North Mountain Resort, Flowery Trail is an ideal getaway for ski enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors.  A little over an hour north of Spokane, WA, the community is se...
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  • New Firewise USA® Brochure now available

    NFPA’s Wildfire Division is excited to announce the release of a new brochure: Taking Control of Your Wildfire Risk. This brochure is an introduction to the Firewise USA program with information on the...
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