As warmer weather approaches, NFPA offers 6 key tips to safely tackle spring cleaning  (8 Apr 2021, 5:00 pm)

Melted snow, budding trees, longer days: they’re all signs that the warmer months are fast-approaching -  and for many of us, these seasonal hallmarks are reminders to start spring cleaning in and around our homes. As people power up their lawnmowers, ...

NVFC Facebook Live Event to Help Fire Departments Engage with Communities for Wildfire Prep Day  (6 Apr 2021, 5:00 pm)

Spring is upon us and so is the start of wildfire season in many parts of the country. With Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Prep Day) a little less than a month away on Saturday, May 1, there’s lots of things individuals and communities can be doin...

Strengthening the safety net: a healthy insurance market will help us Outthink Wildfire  (16 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm)

A new policy brief by NFPA highlights insurance as a key component required for all of us to collectively Outthink Wildfire™ and eliminate the loss of communities to wildfire in 30 years. NFPA’s recent launch of a bold policy initiative, Outthink Wil...

Burn Survivor Shares Her Story About Importance of Being Prepared for and Living Safely with Wildfire  (9 Mar 2021, 4:00 pm)

In just the past few years, the U.S. has seen the average number of acres burned in wildfires rise exponentially. The country has watched as 40,000 structures have been destroyed, 100 lives were lost, and countless families were impacted as a result of a ...

NFPA Journal explores how we can collectively Outthink Wildfire™  (25 Feb 2021, 4:00 pm)

The new Spring NFPA Journal is out and its feature article takes an in depth view on NFPA’s bold new strategy for ending the destruction of communities by wildfire in 30 years.  To Outthink Wildfire™, we can’t simply do what we’ve always done to ...

Download NFPA’s free toolkit to get help with planning wildfire risk reduction projects  (21 Feb 2021, 4:00 pm)

Are you planning what you and your community can do for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on Saturday, May 1, 2021? Don’t be overwhelmed – download the 2021 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day toolkit for guidance on planning and delivering a great...

Firewise USA® sites staying resilient in 2020  (18 Feb 2021, 4:00 pm)

Firewise USA® is a program built on the concept of people connecting and working together. What that means to a community was flipped on its head in 2020 as in-person gatherings were not allowed or were greatly limited. Community workdays had to naviga...

NFPA to present how we can Outthink Wildfire™ at Facebook Live event on February 23  (14 Feb 2021, 4:00 pm)

In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow. On February 23, 2 p.m. ET, we invite you to join us for a Facebook Live event that will kick-off  Outth...

State Policymaking Key to Widespread Adoption of Wildfire Mitigation and Hazard Reduction Measures  (11 Feb 2021, 4:00 pm)

With wildfires slated to remain persistent and destructive, state governments must chart a course to risk reduction. The overwhelming nature of some recent fires, like California’s one million acre August Complex, means that course cannot simply rely on...

Use these 4 easy steps to build your home wildfire safety knowledge  (4 Feb 2021, 4:00 pm)

Nearly 45 million homes currently exist in our nation’s wildland-urban interface (WUI). With more people moving to areas of wildfire risk every year, it’s critical that residents take action to help protect their homes and communities from wildf...