• 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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  • New study shares that building homes resistant to wildfire does not cost more

    With 1/3 of all US homes located in areas considered wildland urban interface (WUI) and more than 35,000 homes lost in the US to wildfire over the past 10-years, it is more important than ever that home design an...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Valuable new online course helps residents and stakeholders prepare for wildfire

      Gain a basic understanding of how wildfires spread and ignite homes in our new interactive  class, Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes. An overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn....
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  • Local Efforts Spreading the Firewise Message Far and Wide

    The work of over 1,500 communities in the United States to reduce their risk from wildfire not only encourages others to embrace their responsibility here, but globally as well.  They serve as a great example of ...
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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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  • 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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  • Get valuable training on how to help homes survive wildfire - register for the Nashville class now!

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Nashville scheduled for May 16-17. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfi...
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  • Safeguarding homes from wildfire loss featured on This Old House

    This Old House host Kevin O’Connor interviewed Dan Gorham, from The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS®) to learn techniques for making homes safer during wildfire events.   Th...
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  • Gaining the "aha" moment in wildfire risk understanding

     At the recent Northeast Fire Compact Annual Meeting in Maine, Katie Lighthall, coordinator for the Western Region of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy effort, shared a concept that is showing success ...
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  • Firewise USA launches new pilot program

    Research related to how homes ignite and post-wildfire assessments tell us that the majority of home ignitions during a wildfire are from embers and small surface fires. Since 2002, the Firewise USA® program has ...
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  • Join us at the 2019 IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference!

    The International Association of Fire Chief's annual Wildland Urban Interface Conference is quickly approaching and we hope to see you there!   Held March 26-28 in Reno, Nevada, the WUI Conference is a ...
  • Firewise USA® sites increase achievements in 2018

    While this past year we watched devastating wildfires make the television news cycle throughout the country, quietly thousands of people decided to take action to reduce their wildfire risk. Wildfire preparedness does...
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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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