• New newsletter places wildfire in the broader context of risk reduction

    Jim Pauley, President and CEO of NFPA, has a great blog about the new NFPA Network e-newsletter that our previous subscribers to the monthly FireBreak now receive.  Jim explains that the new, “NFPA Network ...
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  • Getting creative about wildfire preparedness

    Within just the last few weeks, our world has changed dramatically. New federal guidelines have appeared to combat COVID-19, the deadly and contagious coronavirus. Governors of many states have banned large gatherings...
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  • Improve your home's wildfire safety in less than 60 minutes: Decks

    Like many of you, I live in an area with high potential for wildfires.  With spring officially here, we are starting to see temperatures rise, the lingering snow melt, showing us all the work we have to do to pre...
  • 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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  • As the World Grapples with the COVID-19 Health Crisis, NFPA and State Farm Provide Guidance about Wildfire Community Preparedness Day to Participants

    NFPA and State Farm are committed to safety from wildfire, but we’re also concerned for your personal and family safety, and the safety of your community in the face of the coronavirus threat. We created the ann...
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  • Awards go to 150 Applicants for 2020 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Projects

    Individuals and organizations from across the nation applied for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day awards to help them complete a risk reduction project on Saturday, May 2, 2020. Thanks to the seventh year...
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  • International Research Effort Seeks Answers to Questions Surrounding Wildfire

    Over time, fire research has tended to focus on structure fires and how homes and possessions burn, but relatively little attention has been paid to how wildfire impacts human settlements. Recent wildfire events aroun...
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  • These fires have changed everyone’s point of view: founder of Australian bushfire building council talks about the path forward

    The March/April issue of NFPA Journal includes a Perspectives piece on wildfire risk reduction by Jesse Roman. Wondering if Australia's historic bushfire (wildfire) season will be a catalyst for change, he spoke ...
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  • Wildfire risk reduction grants available for Alaska and Wyoming

    The Bureau of Land Management, part of the US Department of Interior, has issued notices of funding opportunities for Alaska and Wyoming. These Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Community Fire Assistance funds are availa...
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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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  • Building a successful community wildfire preparedness program

      One of the things I love about the Firewise USA program is how it encourages people to work together and can bring about partnerships that might not have been considered in the past.  State and federal age...
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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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  • NFPA President calls on government leaders to act on wildfire safety

    In light of the recent experience of devastating wildfires in California and the ongoing tragic loss of lives, natural habitat, and property in Australia, NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley has issued a call to action ...
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  • Wildfire Mitigation Awards winners announced for 2020

    Champions for wildfire safety can be found throughout our country's high-risk areas and might take the shape of an individual "sparkplug" who leads community volunteer action, a proactive fire department offering prev...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Utah

    In this final piece of Taking on Excellence, we travel to Utah to learn more about Summit Park.  I had the chance to visit them over the summer, it is a beautiful place in the mountains with a variety of sty...
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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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