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New NFPA report reveals recommendations for improving wildland firefighter safety

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Feb 2, 2017

WUI Needs AssessmentWe took some time to interview local fire departments in the U.S. wildland-urban interface (WUI) and have recently published our findings regarding preparedness gaps in the safety and protection of firefighters, in a new report.

 

Through interviews with fire officials who had experienced a major wildfire within the last five years, we examined whether and how local fire departments change and adapt following a major fire event. The report also identified critical factors that facilitate or constitute barriers to being better prepared and ready to control and mitigate a wildfire incident in their communities.

 

The complete report, “Wildland-Urban Interface: Fire Department Wildfire Preparedness and Readiness Capabilities,” also includes recommendations for safety improvements that point to WUI firefighting equipment, firefighting training, and the health and fitness of firefighters.

 

Take a look at some of the key findings as well as find the complete report available for free, by viewing the press release distributed on the topic

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