• Finding innovation for wildfire preparedness during quarantine

    The July edition of NFPA Journal is out and in its Wildfire column, Michele Steinberg reflects on how NFPA had to pivot its wildfire preparedness messages as people coped with how to stay safe from other immediate hea...
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  • A Utah wildfire reminds us that fireworks can be the ember

    A late June wildfire in Utah that burned 467 acres and forced the evacuation of over 100 residents from 42 homes has been linked to teens playing with a Roman candle firework that ignited a hillside before spreading i...
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  • Wildfires and Insurance webinar series recordings now available!

      During May of this year NFPA partnered with insurance industry experts to share tips and resources on how to financially and physically prepare for wildfires. Recordings of the webinars are now available and e...
  • University hacks wildfire challenges with new perspectives

    In response to recent wildfires that have devastated California communities, Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West hosted the 2020 Big Earth Hackathon that brought university students toge...
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  • Summer fires raise awareness about how to keep mulch decorative and not destructive

    A handful of mulch fires in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,  has led the Office of the Fire Marshal to educate residents about where to place mulch, how to maintain it, and how to keep it from igniting in dr...
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  • What is a Red Flag Warning and what can you do when one is issued?

    With recent dry weather bringing Red Flag Warnings to communities across the Southwest and Western United States, it’s important to understand what triggers a “Red Flag Warning, what those conditions mean,...
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  • New digital resources available for understanding community wildfire risk

    Wildfire research and technology has advanced significantly over the last few years. Several new tools have been released to help communities and neighborhoods understand, explore, and reduce their wildfire risk;...
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  • What's in a name: lessons from a Firewise USA site

    The Firewise USA program greatly values its participants and partners, and looks for opportunities to share and learn from them.  Through the Sites of Excellence Pilot program, we've been using a more focused app...
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  • 4 simple steps to ensure your fire pit does not become a wildfire

      Wind-blown embers igniting dry vegetation and threatening homes sounds like a wildfire. Yet, this summer that source of embers may well be your own patio fire pit or backyard campfire.  Recently, Summit C...
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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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  • Honor wildfire safety champs: 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Awards nomination process open now!

    With more and more amazing wildfire risk reduction and preparedness happening across the country, it’s only fitting that the partners establishing the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are opening the nominations proce...
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  • Learn from a new international webinar series focusing on wildfire risk

    Beginning on June 3rd, the European Union funded PyroLife Research Program will host a series of insightful webinars every Wednesday through July 22nd.  Each webinar will explore themes of global challenges from ...
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  • Collaboration between fire agencies and public health required for looming wildfire season

    As summer brings the threat of uncontrolled wildfire to many US states, the just released edition of NFPA Journal explores the challenge of fighting wildfires while also deterring coronavirus outbreaks in both operati...
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  • Improve your home's wildfire safety in 60 minutes: caring for the plants you value

    When we look at completing fire safe actions in the home ignition zone, it can mean different things to different people.  Concerns we hear from people who are looking to get started include "I don't wa...
  • Free webinar opportunity: how to protect your home

     With the 2020 wildfire year well underway, it is important to remember that preparing for wildfires is a year-round endeavor. To assist with your wildfire preparedness journey, NFPA is excited to present the sec...
  • Florida’s Response to Hurricane Andrew Can Teach Us a Lot About How to Confront Wildfires

      Florida is a state with a lot to teach about how regulatory action can build resilience in the face of devastating natural disasters.   In her recent column in the May/June 2020 issue of NFPA Journal, M...
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  • Wildfire preparedness throughout the month of May

    First, a big shout out to all of those who participated in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!  We are always in awe of the number of people and organizations that use the day to take action to make a difference...
  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: Inspiration in the Time of Coronavirus

    Tomorrow, May 2, marks the 7th annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, but 2020’s observance of the day will be quite different than in years past. Due to important safety p...
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  • Focus on wildfire preparedness while your local fire department focuses on the pandemic

    Spring is usually when local fire departments are training for wildfire response and making public appeals for preparedness work around homes.  Yet, in response to the coronavirus, both have become very difficult...
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  • National campaign encourages fire adapted communities and resident action

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA) continues its promotion in April of “Wildland Urban Interface Awareness Month” to, “Raise awareness about what wildland urban interface (WUI) fires are an...
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