• Texas and California reach milestones in Firewise USA

    Residents across the nation have been busy in 2019 taking steps to increase the ignition resistance of homes and communities from wildfire.  Here at NFPA we've seen increased interest in the Firewise US...
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  • Engaging youth in disaster preparedness

    The impacts from disasters such as wildfire or flooding are not just felt by adults, but people of all ages.  During week three of National Preparedness Month we want to take a moment to share ways that...
  • Learn from the best: valuable wildfire safety training in Denver October 3-4

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day classroom training in Denver, Colorado, October 3-4, 2019. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your...
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  • There’s a wildfire, do you know where your children are?

    Wildfires can not only force residents to evacuate their homes, but also depending upon the time of day that they occur, force students to be evacuated from schools.   This is something parents and caregivers can...
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  • All you need to know for your 2019 Firewise renewal

      The Firewise USA renewal deadline is fast approaching. We can’t wait to hear what your site has accomplished in wildfire risk reduction this year! This year’s renewal deadline is November 15th,...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Washington

      Set near the base of 49° North Mountain Resort, Flowery Trail is an ideal getaway for ski enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors.  A little over an hour north of Spokane, WA, the community is se...
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  • New Firewise USA® Brochure now available

    NFPA’s Wildfire Division is excited to announce the release of a new brochure: Taking Control of Your Wildfire Risk. This brochure is an introduction to the Firewise USA program with information on the...
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  • Evacuation, how safely can you leave your city if you have to?

    Recent hurricanes and other wildfire disasters serve as a reminder that being able to evacuate quickly can mean the difference in whether or not you are able to survive.  When creating evacuation routes, it is im...
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  • National Preparedness Month is here!

    There's no time like the present to help your family prepare for disasters.  Join NFPA throughout the month of September as we participate in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA.  We'll share diff...
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  • Expand your wildfire preparedness outreach with new Spanish resources

    NFPA's Wildfire Division announces two resources are now available in Spanish. These tools can be shared and used to empower residents in taking action around their home. Our video "Su Hogar & Incendios Forestales...
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  • Getting the word out: five ways to spark interest in wildfire safety events

    Looking for ways to engage people in wildfire risk discussions and projects? Learn about five unique solutions developed by communities around the country to help get public participation in wildfire risk reduction ac...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Colorado

    On the heels of Arizona, we travel north to visit our fourth Site of Excellence, Red Rock Ranch (RRR).  Just north of Colorado Springs, this community has seen the devastating effects of wildfire up clo...
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  • Tools from space assist with wildfire prevention

    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first step on the moon, let’s look at some technological advancements made by NASA that benefit wildland fire suppression and prevention efforts. NASA&...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Arizona

    Our third stop on our sites of excellence journey takes us to Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, AZ.   No strangers to wildfire, residents in this community have a history of being engaged in wildfire risk reduction....
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  • Cascading Effects of Wildfire. The hidden losses and costs.

    When we think about wildfires and their aftermath, sometimes the discussions don’t look at what it really takes to rebuild lives and neighborhoods.  When residents tell me that they are not going to prepare...
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  • Valuable new online course helps residents and stakeholders prepare for wildfire

      Gain a basic understanding of how wildfires spread and ignite homes in our new interactive  class, Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes. An overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn....
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  • Local Efforts Spreading the Firewise Message Far and Wide

    The work of over 1,500 communities in the United States to reduce their risk from wildfire not only encourages others to embrace their responsibility here, but globally as well.  They serve as a great example of ...
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  • What is FEMA's BRIC Program? Learn more on July 23!

    On Tuesday July 23, 2019 FEMA is hosting an informational forum on its (BRIC) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program, to be funded through the Disaster Relief Fund as a 6% set aside from estim...
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  • What is prescribed fire?

    Did you know that fire in natural areas at the right time and place fire can be good for certain ecosystems?  Many ecosystems across the United States are adapted to fire. Fires occurring at the right t...
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  • Don’t let your Fourth of July fun spark a wildfire

      The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy plenty of good food and fun together.  It is important to take away a pocket full of great memories and keep in mind...
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