• 4 simple steps to ensure your fire pit does not become a wildfire

      Wind-blown embers igniting dry vegetation and threatening homes sounds like a wildfire. Yet, this summer that source of embers may well be your own patio fire pit or backyard campfire.  Recently, Summit C...
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  • Global survey on COVID-19 and wildland fire management implications results published

    As the COVID-19 pandemic reached all parts of the globe earlier this year, necessitating strict social distancing and hygiene requirements, first responders were some of the first groups to have to rethink how to safe...
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  • Firewise group recognized for being a stronger, sustainable, and empowered community

    The well-earned recognition for the local accomplishments of Firewise communities knows no borders.  This rang true once again as the Beacon Road Firewise community in Dorset, United Kingdom, recently received th...
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  • Honor wildfire safety champs: 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Awards nomination process open now!

    With more and more amazing wildfire risk reduction and preparedness happening across the country, it’s only fitting that the partners establishing the Wildfire Mitigation Awards are opening the nominations proce...
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  • Learn from a new international webinar series focusing on wildfire risk

    Beginning on June 3rd, the European Union funded PyroLife Research Program will host a series of insightful webinars every Wednesday through July 22nd.  Each webinar will explore themes of global challenges from ...
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  • Collaboration between fire agencies and public health required for looming wildfire season

    As summer brings the threat of uncontrolled wildfire to many US states, the just released edition of NFPA Journal explores the challenge of fighting wildfires while also deterring coronavirus outbreaks in both operati...
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  • Improve your home's wildfire safety in 60 minutes: caring for the plants you value

    When we look at completing fire safe actions in the home ignition zone, it can mean different things to different people.  Concerns we hear from people who are looking to get started include "I don't wa...
  • Free webinar opportunity: how to protect your home

     With the 2020 wildfire year well underway, it is important to remember that preparing for wildfires is a year-round endeavor. To assist with your wildfire preparedness journey, NFPA is excited to present the sec...
  • Florida’s Response to Hurricane Andrew Can Teach Us a Lot About How to Confront Wildfires

      Florida is a state with a lot to teach about how regulatory action can build resilience in the face of devastating natural disasters.   In her recent column in the May/June 2020 issue of NFPA Journal, M...
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  • New NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute “2019 Year in Review” Report Examines Current Health of the Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem

    With the world on high-alert due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s easy to forget that Australia was experiencing catastrophic wildfires a few months ago, or that 88 people were killed in the devastating Camp Fire ...
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  • Wildfire preparedness throughout the month of May

    First, a big shout out to all of those who participated in Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!  We are always in awe of the number of people and organizations that use the day to take action to make a difference...
  • Solving for wildfire disasters: a lecture to MIT students

    How do you solve a wicked problem? That was the question I posed to a classroom of MIT undergrads during an early-April virtual class taught by my friend Cherie Miot Abbanat, a lecturer at the university’s Depar...
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  • Free webinar to help residents be financially prepared for wildfires

    With wildfire season already starting in some regions of the United States and around the corner in others, now is the time to start thinking about your physical and financial preparedness.  To help you be better...
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  • Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: Inspiration in the Time of Coronavirus

    Tomorrow, May 2, marks the 7th annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, but 2020’s observance of the day will be quite different than in years past. Due to important safety p...
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  • Focus on wildfire preparedness while your local fire department focuses on the pandemic

    Spring is usually when local fire departments are training for wildfire response and making public appeals for preparedness work around homes.  Yet, in response to the coronavirus, both have become very difficult...
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  • National campaign encourages fire adapted communities and resident action

    The United States Fire Administration (USFA) continues its promotion in April of “Wildland Urban Interface Awareness Month” to, “Raise awareness about what wildland urban interface (WUI) fires are an...
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  • Free webinar to help residents be financially prepared for wildfires

    With wildfire season already starting in some regions of the United States and around the corner in others, now is the time to start thinking about your physical and financial preparedness.  To help you be better...
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  • In the Interest of Safety, NFPA Cancels June 2020 NFPA Conference & Expo® in Orlando

    At this time, the world continues to be significantly impacted by COVID-19 and we no longer believe it is possible to host and conduct the NFPA Conference and Expo in June. NFPA is a safety organization and we would n...
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  • A diverse workshop tackles a wicked wildfire problem

    The “WUI disaster problem is truly a "wicked problem", with impacts and solutions that do not fit neatly into one or two disciplines”, said Michele Steinberg, Director of NFPA’s Wildfire Division, ab...
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  • Working across boundaries to help protect communities

    One of the benefits of the Firewise USA program is that it brings residents together to have structure and a voice. We've all heard that wildfires don't recognize boundaries and how it is important for ...
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