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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 January issue of Fire Break

    Using geospatial technology for WUI fire events; Communities celebrate Firewise success in 2014; A tighter link between residents and responders; Wildfire hazard assessment workshop at IAFC.

Saving lives and property from wildfire

From our blog

  • PBS special film on the 1910 "Big Burn" airing (at last!) on February 3

    As my blogger friend Bill Gabbert relates in his Wildfire Today blog, back when PBS advertised this special in September, "there was much confusion about when it would air, with most of the erroneous information coming from the PBS website." All indications today, however, are that the special based on...

  • Northeast foresters meet despite January blizzard conditions

    I am in South Portland, Maine, waiting to set up the NFPA booth at a conference being hosted by the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission, a group of fire managers, program managers and wildland firefighters from the New England States, New York, Quebec, The Maritime Provinces, Newfoundland, Labrador and the...

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