• New Firewise USA® Brochure now available

    NFPA’s Wildfire Division is excited to announce the release of a new brochure: Taking Control of Your Wildfire Risk. This brochure is an introduction to the Firewise USA program with information on the...
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  • Evacuation, how safely can you leave your city if you have to?

    Recent hurricanes and other wildfire disasters serve as a reminder that being able to evacuate quickly can mean the difference in whether or not you are able to survive.  When creating evacuation routes, it is im...
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  • National Preparedness Month is here!

    There's no time like the present to help your family prepare for disasters.  Join NFPA throughout the month of September as we participate in National Preparedness Month, sponsored by FEMA.  We'll share diff...
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  • Expand your wildfire preparedness outreach with new Spanish resources

    NFPA's Wildfire Division announces two resources are now available in Spanish. These tools can be shared and used to empower residents in taking action around their home. Our video "Su Hogar & Incendios Forestales...
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  • Getting the word out: five ways to spark interest in wildfire safety events

    Looking for ways to engage people in wildfire risk discussions and projects? Learn about five unique solutions developed by communities around the country to help get public participation in wildfire risk reduction ac...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Colorado

    On the heels of Arizona, we travel north to visit our fourth Site of Excellence, Red Rock Ranch (RRR).  Just north of Colorado Springs, this community has seen the devastating effects of wildfire up clo...
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  • Tools from space assist with wildfire prevention

    As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first step on the moon, let’s look at some technological advancements made by NASA that benefit wildland fire suppression and prevention efforts. NASA&...
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  • Taking on Excellence: Arizona

    Our third stop on our sites of excellence journey takes us to Forest Highlands in Flagstaff, AZ.   No strangers to wildfire, residents in this community have a history of being engaged in wildfire risk reduction....
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  • Cascading Effects of Wildfire. The hidden losses and costs.

    When we think about wildfires and their aftermath, sometimes the discussions don’t look at what it really takes to rebuild lives and neighborhoods.  When residents tell me that they are not going to prepare...
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  • Valuable new online course helps residents and stakeholders prepare for wildfire

      Gain a basic understanding of how wildfires spread and ignite homes in our new interactive  class, Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes. An overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn....
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  • Local Efforts Spreading the Firewise Message Far and Wide

    The work of over 1,500 communities in the United States to reduce their risk from wildfire not only encourages others to embrace their responsibility here, but globally as well.  They serve as a great example of ...
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  • What is FEMA's BRIC Program? Learn more on July 23!

    On Tuesday July 23, 2019 FEMA is hosting an informational forum on its (BRIC) Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program, to be funded through the Disaster Relief Fund as a 6% set aside from estim...
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  • What is prescribed fire?

    Did you know that fire in natural areas at the right time and place fire can be good for certain ecosystems?  Many ecosystems across the United States are adapted to fire. Fires occurring at the right t...
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  • Don’t let your Fourth of July fun spark a wildfire

      The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends and enjoy plenty of good food and fun together.  It is important to take away a pocket full of great memories and keep in mind...
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  • Wildfire risk reduction grants available for selected Western and Plains States

      The Bureau of Land Management, part of the US Department of Interior, has issued notices of funding opportunities for numerous states within its jurisdiction and under the authority of Public Law 116-6, Wildlan...
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  • Lessons learned from a city turning Firewise talk into action

    The Firewise USA® program is thriving in the City of Ashland, Oregon. The city boasts one of the highest numbers of Firewise sites in the country. When I reached out to learn more about how Ashland continues to k...
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  • 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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