Preparing Homes for Wildfire: Property Upgrades Across Neighborhoods Can Prevent Fire Losses  (4 Jan 2023, 4:00 pm)

The Outthink Wildfire™ policy initiative from NFPA® is a bold call to action and a challenge to end the destruction of communities by wildfire. It’s a comprehensive push to address one of the gnarliest challenges we face in the fire safety arena. T...

2022: A Year of Challenges and Progress in Fire Safety  (18 Dec 2022, 4:00 pm)

With the holiday season upon us and we near the end of the year, I can’t help but think about the tragedies that ushered us into 2022. The tragic fires in Philadelphia and the Bronx in early January, coupled with the barrage of wildfires, made national ...

New Rules Benefit California Property Owners in Firewise USA Sites. What CA Property Owners Need to Know.  (14 Dec 2022, 4:00 pm)

Through a new set of rules dubbed Safer from Wildfires, the California Department of Insurance (CDI) has required insurance companies doing business in the state to provide discounts for residential property insurance when policyholders reduce their wildf...

Using Codes and Standards to Protect Homes and Businesses from Wildfire  (30 Nov 2022, 4:00 pm)

Solving the problem of wildfire disasters—events where whole communities are impacted and thousands of buildings are destroyed—isn’t simple. Using codes and standards to address wildfire risks to the built environment is a critically important activ...

A level of Safety – NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem  (13 Oct 2022, 5:00 pm)

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend The 1st University of Maryland/NFPA Fire & Life Safety Ecosystem Symposium, in College Park, Maryland, U.S.A, where fire and life safety experts from across the globe gathered to discuss the principals of...

Lessons learned on wildfire communication and community initiatives  (3 Aug 2022, 5:00 pm)

Isabeau Ottolini is a PhD candidate from the Open University of Catalonia (Spain) and the European project, PyroLife. She is researching Community-based Wildfire Communication, and has recently done her research stay at NFPA’s Wildfire Division. In t...

“Sites of Excellence” Pilot Program and Report Highlight Challenges, Best Practices, and Recommendations for Firewise USA Sites  (25 Jul 2022, 5:00 pm)

In 2019, NFPA began working with seven active Firewise USA® sites in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin, challenging them to improve their resilience to wildfire. These efforts formed the basis of a two-year pilot prog...

Free online learning courses launched: learn how to reduce wildfire risk to property  (15 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm)

Thanks to a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from FEMA, NFPA has transformed its existing classroom-based wildfire mitigation training into a digital learning experience. Two new courses on Reducing Wildfire Risk to Property – one for property owners, t...

PyroLife: training the next generation of wildfire scientists  (15 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm)

Did you know about NFPA’s partnership with the European PyroLife project? Read on to learn more about this project and the importance of international partnerships in advancing Integrated Wildfire Management around the world. PyroLife is a PhD training ...

Sound Policy: A Means to an End of Wildfire Destruction in our Communities  (7 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm)

There are 44.8 million homes located in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in America. According to experts, over the past three years, the nation has seen over 100 fatalities, 40,000 structures destroyed, and nearly $40 billion in insured losses from wil...