• 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...
  • Solving for wildfire disasters: a lecture to MIT students

    How do you solve a wicked problem? That was the question I posed to a classroom of MIT undergrads during an early-April virtual class taught by my friend Cherie Miot Abbanat, a lecturer at the university’s Depar...
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  • Free webinar to help residents be financially prepared for wildfires

    With wildfire season already starting in some regions of the United States and around the corner in others, now is the time to start thinking about your physical and financial preparedness.  To help you be better...
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  • 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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  • Free webinar to help residents be financially prepared for wildfires

    With wildfire season already starting in some regions of the United States and around the corner in others, now is the time to start thinking about your physical and financial preparedness.  To help you be better...
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  • In the Interest of Safety, NFPA Cancels June 2020 NFPA Conference & Expo® in Orlando

    At this time, the world continues to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 and we no longer believe it is possible to host and conduct the NFPA Conference and Expo in June. NFPA is a safety organization and we would n...
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  • A diverse workshop tackles a wicked wildfire problem

    The “WUI disaster problem is truly a "wicked problem", with impacts and solutions that do not fit neatly into one or two disciplines”, said Michele Steinberg, Director of NFPA’s Wildfire Division, ab...
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  • Working across boundaries to help protect communities

    One of the benefits of the Firewise USA program is that it brings residents together to have structure and a voice. We've all heard that wildfires don't recognize boundaries and how it is important for ...
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  • National campaign encourages community knowledge before a wildfire

    All throughout April, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) is promoting “Wildland Urban Interface Awareness Month” to, “Raise awareness about what wildland urban interface (WUI) fires are and...
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  • 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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  • With COVID-19 Gripping the Globe, NFPA Offers Resources for Emergency Planning, First Responder Precautions, and Fire, Life, and Electrical Safety

      As the world grapples with the unprecedented health crisis known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus, NFPA, like many organizations, is monitoring the U.S. Centers for Disease Controland Prevention and other governm...
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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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  • The Complicated Relationship Between Home Medical Equipment, Power Outages, and Natural Disasters

      NOTE: This blog was originally posted on NFPA Today in October, 2019, and has been edited. As spring and summer months approach, the topics of durable medical equipment, patient safety, and their relationship t...
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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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