• 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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  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2020: Dream big and take action to create communities safer from wildfires

    This year, let's do more than resolve or talk about trying to create communities that are safer in the event of a wildfire. Let’s take steps to make a difference. My daughter shared with me a beautiful saying by...
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  • Now is the time: Learn how homes and communities can be designed to resist wildfire

    After the past few years of wildfire losses, learning about safer design and construction could not be more timely. NFPA and Green Builder Media proudly announce our latest collaboration, Enough is Enou...
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  • Don't wait for a wildfire to check on your insurance policy

      Is your home covered in case of a disaster? An unfortunate reality is that most homes are underinsured, meaning they don’t have enough coverage to protect them if they are damaged or destroyed. While we ...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Wisconsin

    For this next edition of our Sites of Excellence highlight, we head to Crystal Lake Club in Wisconsin.  Bill Santer II shares the journey his community has taken on the wildfire risk reduction path. Crystal Lake ...
  • Two countries, two conferences, one purpose: wildfire safety!

    Over the last couple of months I was able to attend two conferences held in the US and Canada that strengthened and developed new working relationships between fire fighters, foresters, researchers, insurance industry...
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  • New power line safety technology holds promise for reducing wildfire ignitions

    Recent research on electrical power line problems may help prevent wildfire ignitions. B. Don Russell, Ph.D.,  an electrical engineering professor at Texas A&M, and his research team have created a ...
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  • Camp Fire stories told from different viewpoints on the anniversary of the fire

      The Camp Fire, the most devastating California wildfire to date, which caused 5 injuries, 86 fatalities, the loss of 18,804 structures and 153,300 acres burned.  These losses, along with contami...
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  • CDC addresses health issues during and after wildfires

    Wildfires not only impact the environment and human infrastructure, but can also create long term health issues for first responders, residents, and workers due to smoke emitted during the fire. The residues from burn...
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  • Australia braces for “catastrophic” wildfire weather warning as other fires continue to burn

    It should bring a moment of pause when Australians describe their fire threat as “catastrophic”. This is the forecast warning for Tuesday in eastern-Australia, as high winds and temperatures above 96 degre...
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  • A burning question about removing leaves and other yard waste this fall

    For many, the fall months are a time for cleaning up our yards of accumulated leaves, sticks, and other vegetative debris before the long winter.  Disposing of this dried up green waste is becoming more difficult...
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  • Valuable wildfire safety training in Charlotte November 21-22

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Charlotte, North Carolina, scheduled for November 21-22. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to h...
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  • Do you know why California’s highest wildfire risk is in the fall?

    Did you know that many of California’s worst wildfires have historically occurred in the fall? Recent examples from last year include the Camp Fire which caused 86 fatalities and destroyed 18,804 structures...
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  • Free webinar on “WUI-NITY: a platform for the simulation of wildland-urban interface fire evacuation”

    Fires in wildland-urban interfaces (WUI) are associated with severe negative consequences, such as large community evacuation, property losses social disruption, short- and long-term damage to infrastructure, injuries...
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  • Be a hero and help your family plan and practice their escape from a wildfire

    Fire Prevention Week is here!  This year’s theme, "Not everyone wears a cape. Plan and Practice your Escape" emphasizes the importance of fire escape planning, whether from a home fire or evacuating du...
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  • New study shares that building homes resistant to wildfire does not cost more

    With 1/3 of all US homes located in areas considered wildland urban interface (WUI) and more than 35,000 homes lost in the US to wildfire over the past 10-years, it is more important than ever that home design an...
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