Time Is Running Out! Apply for Your Community Wildfire Defense Grant Today.  (20 Sep 2022, 5:00 pm)

With tens of thousands of communities in the United States located in wildfire-prone areas, there is an urgent need to invest in mitigation measures that will reduce the risk to people and homes. Responding to this, last year’s Infrastructure Investment...

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2023 Wildfire Mitigation Awards  (18 Sep 2022, 5:00 pm)

Established in 2014, the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards program recognizes outstanding work and significant program impact in wildfire preparedness and mitigation. By honoring the achievements of awardees, the program sponsors seek to increase public...

Firewise USA renewal season is almost here!  (30 Aug 2022, 5:00 pm)

A critical component of the Firewise USA® program is annual commitment to wildfire safety and risk reduction action. Every year participating communities across the country host educational outreach events and organize their residents to complete activ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

NFPA General Session Focuses on Leadership, Innovation and Reaching Beyond Historical Success  (5 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm)

NFPA President Jim Pauley gave a rousing keynote to thousands of attendees who were excited to be part of the 2022 NFPA Conference & Expo, which was back in person for the first time since 2019. He said, “While we had to delay our celebration of NFP...

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...