As wildfire season rages on, NFPA continues its focus on mitigation

Blog Post created by freddurso Employee on Jun 17, 2013
Waldo Canyon
A scene from a video on community wildfire preparedness, produced by the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition.

News reports continue to describe the devastation of the Black Forest Fire, now considered the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history. Not too far from the site of the incident is Waldo Canyon, where a fire last year (formerly the most destructive in the state's history) destroyed 345 homes and forced 30,000 residents to evacuate.

The latest issue of NFPA Journal highlights a new report, "Lessons From Waldo Canyon," developed by the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition (FAC) that underscores the effects of mitigation efforts in this area. The article also discusses how NFPA is spreading the mitigation message, both domestically and globally. (Hint: South Africa is learning from NFPA, and vice versa.)

Read all of the details in Journal, and check out the video highlighting FAC's fact-finding mission in Waldo Canyon: