• 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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  • 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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