• Have you ever wondered what a zoo would do in the event of a wildfire?

    In light of recent large wildfires occurring across the United States, have you ever wondered what would happen if places like large cities, stadiums, or Zoos were threatened by wildfire?  Just like homes an...
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  • The global reach of preparedness day

    As great wildfire preparedness day events kicked off on Saturday, May 4, across the United States, they were joined by residents in the south of England who accepted this call to action in their community as well. ...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Virginia

    For the second blog in our series highlights Sites of Excellence participants, I reached out to Marilyn Cavell with Coal Bank Ridge in Virginia.  Below she shares the journey her community has taken on the wildfi...
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  • Firewise thoughts: what have you accomplished in your action plan?

    The action plan is one of the most important steps for your Firewise USA® site to complete. Once it is written, it is easy to file away and forget about, however, it can be one of the best tools your community ha...
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  • Time to get to work as things warm up!

    The National Interagency Fire Center Predictive Services has released its June outlook, and here's what you need to know.  During May, much of the US experienced wetter and cooler temperatures, below tr...
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  • Overcoming barriers to residents adopting wildfire risk reduction practices

    Working with many neighborhoods and cities through the years, there were times when I wondered why some areas seemed so well prepared for wildfire and some were not. Most unprepared people are aware of their risk and ...
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  • Don't miss this valuable training opportunity for wildfire risk reduction in San Antonio! Register today.

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in San Antonio, part of NFPA's annual Conference & Expo featured education. The class will take place on June 18-19 con...
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  • Taking on excellence: Texas shares their story

    Located in north Texas hill country, 7-R Ranch is an ideal getaway for its residents, most of whom are retired professionals seeking an escape from urban/suburban life. About 1.5 hours from the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro ...
  • Making a difference on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!

    Incredible stories are pouring in about projects accomplished across the country and the globe on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.  Here at NFPA®’s main office, we hosted a training session provide...
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  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: we are all in this together!

    In light of recent horrific losses to life and property from wildfires, we wonder who is responsible to create homes and neighborhoods that are safer? I think we can all have a part to play, both individually and coll...
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  • Talking about wildfires and public health

    As part of a panel talking about wildfires and public health, I had a great opportunity to talk to health and safety professionals on behalf of NFPA about wildfire and how we can use techniques that have emerged from ...
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  • Making a Wildfire Safety Plan for Youth

    According to an NFPA® report on youth and wildfire preparedness, only 21% of students interviewed in wildfire prone regions have a family preparedness plan for when they are home alone.  Even more amazi...
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  • Get valuable training on how to help homes survive wildfire - register for the Nashville class now!

    Register now for NFPA's Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire two-day training in Nashville scheduled for May 16-17. This class will provide valuable skills and knowledge to help you in your wildfi...
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  • According to a new American Planning Association report EVERY state has wildfire hazard potential

    The American Planning Association (APA) has just published a new report that is available at no cost to download (though users have to create a guest account and password to log in), thanks to the sponsorshi...
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  • Hackathon for wildfire: Silicon Valley jumps into Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

    A one-day hackathon is being hosted on the 42 Silicon Valley Campus in recognition of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 4, 2019. The goal of a hackathon is to get computer programmers, graphic ...
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  • Safeguarding homes from wildfire loss featured on This Old House

    This Old House host Kevin O’Connor interviewed Dan Gorham, from The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS®) to learn techniques for making homes safer during wildfire events.   Th...
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  • Shine like a wildfire safety superstar!

    Your successful Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project can not only help your community be safer in the event of a wildfire event but also shine as an example of success for other communities to copy. &...
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  • Official NIST survey seeks information about Tennessee's Chimney Tops wildfire experience

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for assistance from community members in Sevier County, Tennessee who were affected by the Chimney Tops Fire in 2016.  They want to know m...
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  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award winners. Are you a winner?

    Point locations of the one hundred fifty $500 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards. Communities from across the nation applied for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day funding awards to help the...
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  • What are you doing to create safer neighborhoods this wildfire season?

    Wildfire safety preparedness is something that we all have a part to play no matter who we are.   Communities across the country have come together to work on wildfire risk reduction projects that have made a dif...
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