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NFPA's Michele Steinberg talks about lessons learned from recent wildland fires

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Dec 14, 2011

NFPA's Michele Steinberg, Project Manager for the Firewise Communities program, talks about lessons learned from the devastating wildland fire seaso, including new research on how homes are burning down, and better ways to communicate safety messages to homeowners who live in the wildland urban interface.

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NFPA JournalA special issue of NFPA Journal® is devoted to the wildland fire problem. Read about NFPA’s role in teaching homeowners, builders, firefighters, and community leaders how to prepare homes to resist ignition from wildland fire, new international initiatives, the environmental impact of wildland fires, and a look at the NFPA codes and standards that deal with the wildland urban interface.

 

In September, NFPA Fire Service Specialist Ryan Depew traveled to central Texas, where he participated in structure fire investigations related to the Bastrop County Complex Fire, which had destroyed more than 1,500 homes.

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