• Summer fires raise awareness about how to keep mulch decorative and not destructive

    A handful of mulch fires in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,  has led the Office of the Fire Marshal to educate residents about where to place mulch, how to maintain it, and how to keep it from igniting in dr...
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  • What is a Red Flag Warning and what can you do when one is issued?

    With recent dry weather bringing Red Flag Warnings to communities across the Southwest and Western United States, it’s important to understand what triggers a “Red Flag Warning, what those conditions mean,...
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  • A sobering reminder from Australia of the costs of wildfires

    With all the wildfire news emanating from Australia this week, it’s easy to view the events through the perspective of area burned, structures lost, fuel loading, states of emergency, and evacuation protocols.&#...
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  • Australia braces for “catastrophic” wildfire weather warning as other fires continue to burn

    It should bring a moment of pause when Australians describe their fire threat as “catastrophic”. This is the forecast warning for Tuesday in eastern-Australia, as high winds and temperatures above 96 degre...
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  • What is prescribed fire?

    Did you know that fire in natural areas at the right time and place fire can be good for certain ecosystems?  Many ecosystems across the United States are adapted to fire. Fires occurring at the right t...
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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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  • Tracking what happens 6 months after a wildfire

    In July 2018, a heatwave across the United Kingdom lead to record breaking wildfires.  They burned across heathlands in the south and moors packed with deep peat in the midlands.  Two podcasts by BBC Radio 4...
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  • FEMA sponsored newsletter provides information about resources to help before and after wildfires

      Photo of nighttime fire activity from the La Tuna Fre shared by LA City Fire   FEMA has created a new bulletin to provide state government officials and residents with information about grant funding avai...
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  • Need a little help planning how to make your community safer from wildfire?  Apply for CPAW assistance today.

    Photo by Faith Berry   Land use planning can reduce the risk of loss due to wildfire.  Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire (CPAW) program is a partnership between Headwaters Economics and Wildfire P...
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  • Looking at weather predictors and wildfire severity

    Wildfires can occur anywhere when the conditions are right. One of the most horrific wildfires in the history of the United States occurred in October 1871 in Wisconsin, “The Great Peshtigo Fire.” In that ...
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  • Wildfire accounts for almost half of the $23 billion in property loss from fire in 2017

    The September NFPA Journal® highlights the findings of NFPA’s 2017 National Fire Experience Survey, which outlines that reporting year’s response numbers, fatalities, injuries, and property loss from...
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  • Summer heat wave brings uncommon wildfires to the UK and Northern Europe

    While wildfires across the American West threaten communities, a summer of excessive heat and drought has also torched parts of Europe. Over June and July, wildfire in the forests of Sweden, to moorlands of the United...
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  • How do you manage wildfires in a time of water scarcity?

    Far from an academic question, the Cape Town, South Africa, Fire Department and the 4 million residents it serves provide a great example of building operational and community resiliency for wildfire in a time of serv...
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  • The staggering cost of wildfire recovery in Northern California

    The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services posted a remarkable article on their website last week.  This article, Signs of Recovery Show Six Months After Most Destructive Wildfires in California...
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  • What South African Firewise sites can teach us about community risk reduction

    In mid-March, NFPA visited with its wildfire partners in South Africa to attend a capstone event recognizing 10-years of UN Development Program funding of the Fynbos Fire Project that promoted integrated fire manageme...
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  • New research paper examines satellite data to look at wildfire disturbance as well as post-fire recovery in Australia over a period of 40 years

    Wildfire image shared by LA City Fire Department of the La Tuna Fire Satellites are providing new data opportunities for scientists to study wildfires. The paper, Using Landsat Spectral Indices in Time-Series to Asse...
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  • Write your own wildfire safety success story by participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

    You can write your own wildfire safety success story by participating in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Go to the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day site and read about other community stories of success that w...
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  • Are we destined to "build, burn, and repeat?"

    In the January edition of NFPA Journal, Associate Editor Jesse Roman explores why, if experts say we could create wildfire-resistant communities today, is it so hard to get it done?   Reflecting on the article, ...
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  • January NFPA Journal Wildfire column looks at new fires and old assumptions

    In the January/February NFPA Journal Wildfire column, I ask that before we rush to find answers about the recent fires in California, we pause to consider whether we’re even asking the right questions.   W...
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  • Apply today for your share of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding

      Could you and your community use a little help, say $500 to jump-start your wildfire safety program where you live? There are many simple low-cost projects that you and your neighbors can work on together with...
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