• Provide your insight to NFPA's wildfire preparedness and management standards

    One of the most notable features about NFPA standards is that their development process is open and consensus-based.  That means anybody can participate in the development of these important documents and the sta...
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  • New NFPA LiNK will provide situation-based code information and insights across any device

      NFPA LiNK, a new digital content on demand platform, was introduced during a virtual product reveal today. NFPA LiNK is designed to deliver intuitive, seamless, code-based information to those responsible fo...
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  • August wildfire potential outlook reminds us to stay prepared

    On August 1st the National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC’s) Predictive Services issued their newest National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for August, September, October, and Nove...
  • Add these 3 videos to your community’s next online gathering

    COVID-19 has made in-person meetings difficult, but that doesn’t have to stop your educational outreach with fellow residents.  Move those gatherings with your neighbors online with these three quick videos...
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  • Add these 3 "Immediate Zone" resources to your community’s next online gathering

    COVID-19 has made in-person meetings difficult, but that doesn’t have to stop your educational outreach with fellow residents.  Move those gatherings with your neighbors online with these three “immed...
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  • Learning from wildfire losses in the 2019 NFPA Firefighter Fatality report

    In the July/August NFPA Journal, a feature section shares the completed 2019 NFPA Firefighter Fatalities in the United States report. While the report highlights the lowering trend of line-of-duty-...
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  • Major insurer adds wildfire safety incentive for members in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming

    USAA members who carry homeowners insurance policies in Idaho, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming join their counterparts in seven other states where living in a recognized Firewise USA site makes them eligible for...
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  • In Canada, it’s Wildfire Community Preparedness Day all summer

    Canadians are resilient – we’ve got wild weather and mosquitoes as big as helicopters.   So when 161 groups that received $500 awards from FireSmart Canada had to postpone Wildfire Community...
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  • Why heavy winter snowpack does not always mean a summer free from drought

    A wide brush of red across the American West stands out in the July, 2020, Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook from the National Interagency Fire Center.  It marks a greater than usual likelihood that sig...
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  • 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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  • Global survey on COVID-19 and wildland fire management implications results published

    As the COVID-19 pandemic reached all parts of the globe earlier this year, necessitating strict social distancing and hygiene requirements, first responders were some of the first groups to have to rethink how to safe...
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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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