• 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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  • Evacuation, how safely can you leave your city if you have to?

    Recent hurricanes and other wildfire disasters serve as a reminder that being able to evacuate quickly can mean the difference in whether or not you are able to survive.  When creating evacuation routes, it is im...
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  • National Preparedness Month is here!

    There's no time like the present to help your family prepare for disasters.  Join NFPA throughout the month of September as we participate in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA.  We'll share diff...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Colorado

    On the heels of Arizona, we travel north to visit our fourth Site of Excellence, Red Rock Ranch (RRR).  Just north of Colorado Springs, this community has seen the devastating effects of wildfire up clo...
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  • Cascading Effects of Wildfire. The hidden losses and costs.

    When we think about wildfires and their aftermath, sometimes the discussions don’t look at what it really takes to rebuild lives and neighborhoods.  When residents tell me that they are not going to prepare...
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  • Don’t let your Fourth of July fun spark a wildfire

      The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy plenty of good food and fun together.  It is important to take away a pocket full of great memories and keep in mind...
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  • Wildfire risk reduction grants available for selected Western and Plains States

      The Bureau of Land Management, part of the US Department of Interior, has issued notices of funding opportunities for numerous states within its jurisdiction and under the authority of Public Law 116-6, Wildlan...
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  • Have you ever wondered what a zoo would do in the event of a wildfire?

    In light of recent large wildfires occurring across the United States, have you ever wondered what would happen if places like large cities, stadiums, or Zoos were threatened by wildfire?  Just like homes an...
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  • The global reach of preparedness day

    As great wildfire preparedness day events kicked off on Saturday, May 4, across the United States, they were joined by residents in the south of England who accepted this call to action in their community as well. ...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Virginia

    For the second blog in our series highlights Sites of Excellence participants, I reached out to Marilyn Cavell with Coal Bank Ridge in Virginia.  Below she shares the journey her community has taken on the wildfi...
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  • Firewise thoughts: what have you accomplished in your action plan?

    The action plan is one of the most important steps for your Firewise USA® site to complete. Once it is written, it is easy to file away and forget about, however, it can be one of the best tools your community ha...
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  • Time to get to work as things warm up!

    The National Interagency Fire Center Predictive Services has released its June outlook, and here's what you need to know.  During May, much of the US experienced wetter and cooler temperatures, below tr...
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