REMINDER: Nominations for 2021 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal Open until January 29  (14 Jan 2021, 4:00 pm)

NFPA will be accepting nominations for the 2021 James M. Shannon Advocacy Medal until January 29, 2021. This prestigious award recognizes fire and life safety advocates who have dedicated themselves to reducing loss from fire, electrical, and other hazard...

NFPA’s 125th Anniversary Conference Series is Unveiled, replacing traditionally scheduled plans for 2021 Conference and Expo®  (12 Jan 2021, 4:00 pm)

With the continued uncertainty of live events stretching well into 2021, NFPA has announced that the 2021 NFPA Conference & Expo® (C&E) will not happen as traditionally scheduled and instead will be replaced with the 125th Anniversary Conference...

What you do makes a difference: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 launches to help protect homes and neighborhoods  (10 Jan 2021, 4:00 pm)

Now more than ever, it’s vital that people take steps to protect their homes from wildfire. That’s why NFPA andState Farm® are hosting the eighth annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Preparedness Day) event on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Financial...

Two tragic home fires underscore deadly risks of trying to save a loved one from a home fire, and the extreme importance of home escape planning and practice  (6 Jan 2021, 4:00 pm)

Photo: WPRI.com In the past week, two tragic home fires underscored the deadly potential of trying to save a loved one from a home fire. The incidents also reinforce the value of developing a home escape plan and practicing it regularly with all members o...

FPRF Webinar Panel Discussion on “Engaging Local Officials to Bring Sustainability to Wildfire Risk Reduction” is now available  (5 Jan 2021, 4:00 pm)

On December 9, 2020, the Fire Protection Research Foundation hosted a webinar to discuss lessons learned from implementers and local officials charged with cultivating long-term wildfire risk reduction and sustainability. Prefaced by an overview of the r...

Assessment tool helps residents and communities reduce their wildfire risk  (16 Dec 2020, 4:00 pm)

A cornerstone of the Firewise USA® recognition program criteria is completing a wildfire risk assessment. The assessment helps residents and communities understand their wildfire risk and guides them in their future risk reduction efforts. The Community...

In it for the long haul: Oracle’s 15-year journey in Firewise USA®  (14 Dec 2020, 4:00 pm)

Living in an area that experiences wildfire is a commitment, a journey that continues over a lifetime and is never done…the way that community engages in preparing for and living with fire just changes over time. Firewise USA® seeks to guide residents...

Interactive online resource helps build understanding of wildfire risks  (7 Dec 2020, 4:00 pm)

Want to gain a basic understanding of how wildfires spread and ignite homes?  Take our interactive online class, Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes. An overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn.  This easy to follow video-bas...

Webinar panel discussion will feature local officials discussing ways sustainable wildfire risk reduction can be achieved  (1 Dec 2020, 4:00 pm)

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, December 9 to discuss lessons learned from local officials charged with cultivating long-term wildfire risk reduction and sustainability. The Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA, ...

Revisiting the home ignition zone: the extended 30-100 feet  (23 Nov 2020, 4:00 pm)

When we talk about the Home Ignition Zone and actions for improving the chances of surviving a wildfire, we recommend starting at the home and working out from there. In previous blogs we've discussed the immediate (0-5 feet) and intermediate (5-30 feet...