• 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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  • 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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