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  • Save the Date!

    Join the National Fire Protection Association and communities on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.

  • Renew your status online

    Part of being a recognized Firewise Communities/USA® site is the ongoing work you do each year to reduce local fire risks. Share your successes and keep your recognition status active by renewing online!

  • Wildfire Safety Videos for Kids

    Let Sparky help you and your family plan easy, fun activities together to help reduce the risk of wildfire damage to homes and neighborhoods. Don’t forget to share the videos with friends and family members.

  • Brush, Grass, and Forest Fires

    Local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 334,200 brush, grass and forest fires per year. View the infographic to find out more interesting facts or read the full report.

  • Read the Fall 2014 “How To” Newsletter

    Message to Firewise Participants From NFPA’s; Washington State: Success Stories in the Pacific Northwest; A Tale of Two Properties; Q&A with Tova Thorpe

  • Read the November issue of Fire Break

    Discover the benefits of planning before a WUI fire, download our free Firewise “How To” newsletter, learn about NFPA’s visit to England, find funding for your Firewise projects, and more.

Saving lives and property from wildfire

From our blog

  • Hawaii updates CWPP’s, creating more Fire Adapted Communities

    Hawaii is working on updating four Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) utilizing grant funding from the US Forest Service. The communities include South Kona, Volcano, Ka’u and Ocean View. What is a Community Wildfire Protection Plan and why is it important? CWPPs are authorized and defined in the Healthy Forests...

  • Technology aids wildland fire detection

    Early detection and aggressive initial attack helps keep wildland fires small, less dangerous, and less costly. “Safe, aggressive, initial attack” is one of the guiding principles of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Over the years, we have searched for smoke with fire lookouts in towers, vehicle patrols and...

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