Outthink Wildfire summit works to build a bridge between barriers to wildfire mitigation and strategies to overcome them  (15 May 2022, 5:00 pm)

As the past several years have shown, the mounting wildfire crisis in the U.S. presents a significant danger to people, homes, and communities, particularly those in wildfire urban interface (WUI) settings. While we know what’s needed to measurable redu...

Spring in to action: financial preparedness for wildfire  (12 May 2022, 5:00 pm)

As we work through the last month of spring, NFPA wants to make sure you are ready for wildfires.  There are many actions when it comes to preparation ahead of a wildfire, one important step that often gets overlooked is financial preparedness. Homeowne...

California residents lead the way in Firewise USA  (31 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm)

In the years that I've worked with the Firewise USA program, I have been amazed by the commitment of resident leaders and their community members to address wildfire hazards in their area. In the last several years we have seen rapid interest and growth i...

Leading Wildfire Management Groups Honor 2022 Wildfire Mitigation Award Winners  (21 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm)

Thank you to all the individuals and organizations who were nominated for this year’s Wildfire Mitigation Awards. Each project submitted is a testament to the hard work and commitment of people across the country who are making a real difference in the ...

NFPA annual Conference & Expo to return to live event in Boston, MA with keynote address by William H. McRaven, USN (Ret.)  (20 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm)

In a slightly delayed celebration of its 125th anniversary, NFPA will return to an in-person event for its annual Conference & Expo (C&E) at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA, June 6-9, 2022. While the event has been held online the past...

NFPA Names 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Funding Award Recipients  (15 Mar 2022, 5:00 pm)

Over the past decade, the U.S. has witnessed a steady rise in wildfire activity and experts predict this trend will only continue. Research shows, though, that voluntary individual and community actions continue to be a major component to reducing wildfi...

For homeowners in wildfire-prone communities, securing adequate insurance coverage takes education and action  (10 Mar 2022, 4:00 pm)

Property insurance is the primary and largest financial safety net for recovering from disaster-caused property damage including wildfires. Roughly 95 percent of homeowners carry homeowners insurance, equating to some 70 million policies in force across t...

Stepping up to the challenge - Firewise USA participation increases along with more rigorous criteria  (24 Feb 2022, 4:00 pm)

It’s never been more important for communities to engage in wildfire risk reduction around homes and neighborhoods. During 2021, participation in the only nationally available, standardized, and documented community wildfire risk reduction program, Fire...

Registration for “Outthink Wildfire: Identifying Solutions to End Community Loss” - a FREE full-day program on March 15 – is now open  (22 Feb 2022, 4:00 pm)

On Tuesday, March 15, NFPA is hosting “Outthink Wildfire: Identifying Solutions to End Community Loss,” a FREE one-day program that addresses new, innovative approaches for effectively combating today’s wildfire challenges. The program is part of th...

New Preparedness Day Kickoff Video Answers Questions about Ways to Participate in Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects  (9 Feb 2022, 4:00 pm)

Each year with the start of the application process for grant funding for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Prep Day), NFPA receives a lot of great questions from people across the country about how to participate in the event. Last week, NFPA hosted i...