• 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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  • March NFPA Journal Wildfire column asks about the real impact of volunteerism

    In the March/April NFPA Journal Wildfire column, I ask if we are kidding ourselves to think that voluntary risk reduction efforts can really make an impact.The answer is that we are not, but the criticism posed by som...
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  • Planning for panic and everything in-between

    How we plan and manage evacuations of communities in the path of wildfire was discussed in a packed room at the WUI 2018 Conference last week. I have been a part of many conference sessions over the years and it was r...
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  • What do Navy Seal ethics have to do with wildfire safety efforts?

    Public Domain Photo shared by Navy SEALS on their website   I have been attending a conference in Maine; “Igniting Exchange: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Management”.  One of the keynote...
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  • Fire Departments apply today, for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards

    Firefighters can help promote wildfire resilience in their communities by applying for funding and completing wildfire hazard mitigation project work.  Projects to help with after fire recovery needs can also be ...
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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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  • 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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  • A day with benefits – Wildfire Community Preparedness Day can result in many positive outcomes

      Wildfire Community Preparedness Day what is it?  According to fire science research, individual efforts do make a difference even in the face of a wildfire.  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 5...
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  • Hands-on learning in the home ignition zone: valuable training on wildfire risk reduction from NFPA

    As 2017 draws to a close, I'm proud to say that NFPA has been able to bring some 90 fire service members and wildfire specialists to our training, Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone, this year under ...
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  • New booklet illustrates wildfire resiliency in the UK

    Firewise and the simple value of recognizing local risk-reduction accomplishments were shared this past November at the UK Wildfires2017 conference (#UKWildfireConf17) in Bournemouth, England. NFPA had the great privi...
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  • Work together to create a successful Wildfire Community Preparedness Day application

    A great new post-holiday tradition can be, working together with fellow neighbors, and reaching out to potential agency, as well as local potential business partners to assess your area’s wildfire risks and crea...
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  • New Southern California wildfire in Ventura County,  an indicator that “wildfire season” can be year round

    Current Santa Ana Wind conditions from a NOAA map, based upon weather models and satellite images.   It is December and even though snow is flying in the Midwest a large wildfire is raging in Southern ...
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  • Free webinar opportunity offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium

    Photo shared by Los Angelas City Fire of the La Tuna Fire  A free webinar is being offered by the Southwest Fire Science Consortium on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, from 12 - 1 PM Mountain Time.  Crystal Sto...
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  • Prepare today to apply for a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award!

    If you are thinking about what activities you and your family, friends, and neighbors would like to do to improve your wildfire preparedness capabilities, consider participating in next year’s Wildfire Community...
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  • Understanding who's at risk for the next wildfire

    We need to understand how local demographics influence risk preparedness and evacuation. A field tour I recently participated in to see how communities rebuilt following massive bushfires in the Blue Mountains, west o...
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  • Latest wildfires in Portugal cause more deaths and a focus on the future

    Current wildfires around Coimbra, Portugal, have claimed over 30 lives in a country still coming to terms with the loss of 64 people in wildfires this summer. It is a hard and painful truth that the impacts of wildfir...
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  • InterAgency Board (IAB) releases new publication, “Training Trigger: Wildland Fire Fighting/Urban Interface

    Photo shared by LA City Fire According to their website; the InterAgency Board for Equipment Standardization (IAB) are a loosely organized voluntary collaborative panel or board comprised mainly of first responders s...
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  • Firefighter and community efforts make a difference in CA wildfire

     Members of Cascadel Woods Fire Brigade at April 15 work day - Carol Eggink   When reading through annual Firewise USA renewals, you never know what you might find.  Typically we hear about community c...
  • Nominations now open for 2018 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 2018 Wildfire Mit...
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