• So what do you do with all the stuff you remove from around your home? Getting rid of debris; neighborhood solutions

    It is that time of year and you are working hard to make your yard and home safer from wildfire, so what do you do with the pine needles, leaves, branches, weeds and other stuff you get rid of from on and around your ...
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  • Keeping current on California’s wildfires

    [Update: Nov. 16, 2:30 p.m. EST - Since Monday's post, the Camp Fire has destroyed over 9,700 residential homes and 290 commercial structures. It currently stands at 141,000 acres burned with 40% containment. 63 fatal...
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  • Ensuring social equity in wildfire community outreach

    The November/December NFPA Journal® is out and its Wildfire column explores social equity in wildfire preparedness and outreach. While fire does not discriminate, we need to make sure we aren’t just talking...
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  • Drone demonstration for wildfire applications and other uses

    I watched an interesting demonstration of drones used to spot fires and assist during search and rescue operations during a wildfire.  A variety of unmanned aircraft that could be used in a variety of ways were d...
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  • For Fire Prevention Week, realtors in Colorado join forces with insurance industry representatives to inform residents about their wildfire risk.

      According to a Vail Daily article, Colorado is ranked third in the nation with homes located in areas of high wildfire risk. With this risk comes responsibility for homeowners to educate themselves about how t...
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  • Fire Prevention Week webinar brings clarity to understanding insurance in the wildland urban interface

      Insurance policies for residences located in wildfire prone areas are frequently inadequate and coverage is often misunderstood. To ensure residents have the information and knowledge needed to be financially ...
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  • Recognize your heroes! Nominations now open for 2019 Wildfire Mitigation Awards

      Here's the perfect opportunity to highlight and recognize an outstanding individual, group or organization that continuously demonstrates exceptional wildfire risk reduction achievements - the 2019 Wildfire Mi...
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  • Get valuable training on how to help homes survive wildfires - register for the Denver class now!

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Denver scheduled for October 4-5. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfire saf...
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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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  • 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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  • Wildfire safety messages now included in national reference guide

    For many years, NFPA has convened an Educational Messages Advisory Committee to develop consistent fire and life safety messages for the general public on a wide variety of topics. The newly revised 2018 edition of th...
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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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  • Learning from wildfire losses in the 2017 NFPA Firefighter Fatality report

    In the July/August NFPA Journal®, a feature section shares the completed 2017 NFPA Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report and selected on-duty firefighter fatality case studies. Of the 17 deaths ...
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  • Wildfire Prep Day cleanup success, grows interest in continued participation

    On Saturday this week, the Aroostook band of Micmacs in Caribou, Maine hosted their Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, main event due to snow earlier in May this year.  Jon Cote the Emergency Management Directo...
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  • A haunting anniversary in Yarnell Hill approaches. What have we learned?

    As the fifth anniversary of the tragic deaths of 19 firefighters in a place called Yarnell Hill approaches, it's a reminder to truly think about what we can learn from an event of this magnitude.   Earlier this ...
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  • Getting local budgets to value wildfire community risk reduction

    In the May/June edition of NFPA Journal®, the Safety Policy column by Meghan Housewright explores the fact that while its clear that the public and government leaders value fire services, city budgets too often o...
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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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  • What will you be doing May 5th? Make a difference. Participate in something big, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!

    This Saturday we can all take action to make our communities safer from wildfire risks.  Everyone who participates is making a difference and becomes an integral part of a larger movement, where residents in wild...
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  • Two excellent wildfire learning resources now available from the USDA Forest Service

    A very interesting read on the growth of the wildland-urban interface from scientists with the USDA Forest Service and the University of Wisconsin-Madison is now available. Scientists tracked changes in the nationR...
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  • New Jersey takes a unique approach to Firewise USA™ and wildfire risk reduction

    Being born and raised in the West, I would never have expected to see the vast amount of rural forested area that I witnessed, of all places, in New Jersey.  But there it was, miles of trees, with developments ne...
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