"A devastating year for wildland fires" says NFPA's Michele Steinberg

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Dec 14, 2011

NFPA's Michele Steinberg, manager of the Firewise Communities Program, talks about the recent wildland fire season, and resources available to help homeowners and community leaders best prepare for fire.

NFPA’s Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.

NFPA along with the U.S. Forest Service and a coalition of wildland fire safety agencies, are collaborating to develop a new Fire Adapted Communities program. The effort members will help communities understand and accept their wildfire risk and take pro-active steps to improve the safety and resilience of their homes, landscapes, infrastructure and community assets.