• 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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  • 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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  • Watch how homes burn during a wildfire - live at the IBHS Research Center

    The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) is conducting a full-scale demonstration live today, March 6.  According to a press release shared by IBHS they will cast embers at a fully built...
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  • 2 small tasks that can help save your home from wildfire

    Research around home destruction vs. home survival during wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way the majority of homes ignite. Did you know that every day household items we keep outside can contr...
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  • Outbuildings need love too: steps to prepare your property for wildfire

    Research around home destruction vs. home survival during wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way the majority of homes ignite. While many of us may think that just our homes are at risk, there are...
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  • 5 key areas around your home you must examine when assessing wildfire risk

    Research around home destruction vs. home survival during wildfires points to embers and small flames as the main way the majority of homes ignite. Evaluating your home's risk to embers and flames can help you determi...
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  • Don’t delay! March 1 deadline to apply for $500 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project award!

    Could you use a little financial help for a  Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project?  Don't delay, apply today!  The application period for $500 project awards closes on Friday, March 1. What ...
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  • Empower youth by helping them plan and implement wildfire safety project work on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day May 4, 2019

    Help youth in your community be empowered to make a difference.  Young people have told NFPA® that they want to be involved in making a difference in the wildfire safety of the neighborhoods where they ...
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  • Lessons learned from the county with the fastest growth in Firewise USA®

    There’s a movement happening in Marin County, California. Residents living in the county of more than 260,000 people are taking a more active approach in preparing their homes and communities for wildfire. ...
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  • Gaining the "aha" moment in wildfire risk understanding

     At the recent Northeast Fire Compact Annual Meeting in Maine, Katie Lighthall, coordinator for the Western Region of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy effort, shared a concept that is showing success ...
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  • New toolkit helps communities get started on projects for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

    Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is only a few months away. And while many communities, organizations, groups, and individuals are thinking about what project to undertake on May 4, they may not know how to take th...
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  • Firewise USA launches new pilot program

    Research related to how homes ignite and post-wildfire assessments tell us that the majority of home ignitions during a wildfire are from embers and small surface fires. Since 2002, the Firewise USA® program has ...
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  • Join us at the 2019 IAFC Wildland Urban Interface Conference!

    The International Association of Fire Chief's annual Wildland Urban Interface Conference is quickly approaching and we hope to see you there!   Held March 26-28 in Reno, Nevada, the WUI Conference is a ...
  • Tracking what happens 6 months after a wildfire

    In July 2018, a heatwave across the United Kingdom lead to record breaking wildfires.  They burned across heathlands in the south and moors packed with deep peat in the midlands.  Two podcasts by BBC Radio 4...
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  • $500 could be yours to use on a wildfire safety project! Apply by March 1

    You can apply for a great opportunity to get $500 dollars to use on the project of your choice so that you, those you love, and the things you care about are safer from wildfire. With generous support from State ...
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  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day “how to” video helps participants with application process for project funding awards

    Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is only a few months away. If you know what project your community will engage in on May 4, now’s the time to apply for a funding award that can help offset the costs. Our new...
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