• Fire services responding to COVID-19 see wildfire on the horizon

    Meghan Housewright, Director of NFPA’s Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute, has a great blog about the impacts of COVID-19 response on local fire department readiness and available PPE equipment.  As sh...
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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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  • Don't delay! February 28 deadline to apply for $500 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project award!

    Could you use a little financial help for a  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project?  Don't delay, apply today!  Get funding for a project or event on May 2 during NFPA's national campaign, thanks ...
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  • Learn key wildfire risk reduction skills: valuable training in Las Vegas March 12-13

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day classroom training in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 12-13. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in y...
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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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  • 2019 Brought growth and increased participation to Firewise USA®

    Over the last year the work accomplished in the Firewise USA program has exceeded our expectations. The Firewise USA program focuses on supporting and recognizing residents for working to reduce their wildfire risk. ...
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  • Save the Date: Upcoming webinar on wildfire and insurance

    UPDATE: Registration is now open.  Click here to learn more and sign up.   As part of the upcoming 2018 Fire Prevention Week, NFPA will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 10, at 3:00pm eastern t...
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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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  • Two countries, two conferences, one purpose: wildfire safety!

    Over the last couple of months I was able to attend two conferences held in the US and Canada that strengthened and developed new working relationships between fire fighters, foresters, researchers, insurance industry...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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