Free webinar: Are U.S. fire departments adequately prepared to respond to wildfires?

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Feb 16, 2017

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More and more U.S. municipal fire departments are being called upon to respond to wildfire incidents, but do they have the capability to handle these unusually challenging events? Is your department adequately prepared to respond to wildfires in your community?

Join us on Wednesday, February 22 at 12:30 pm as we discuss findings in NFPA’s 2015 Needs Assessment survey that focus on wildfire preparedness in local fire departments including:

• Personnel and capabilities
• Training
• Health and wellness
• Personal protective clothing
• The use of auxiliary (support) roles when responding to wildfire events
• Community risk reduction

Ensuring our fire departments have the resources to do their jobs safely and effectively is imperative. The survey is an important resource that speaks to their needs and the very challenges they face.

Please visit NFPA’s webpage for more information and to register, .