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The Firewise Communities Program national technical staff, in addition to Firewise state liaisons, are available for interviews during a crisis or any time you need information about wildland fire safety. For immediate media inquiries and assistance, please contact NFPA Public Affairs at +1 617 984-7275.

Firewise News

New York brush fires raise concern for community safety

April 10, 2012

The recent fires on New York’s Long Island, in upstate New York, Staten Island and in nearby Connecticut and New Jersey, underscore the threats to homes and property from wildfire in communities across the tri-state area. Prolonged drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, warm temperatures, high winds and excess tree debris from last year’s winter storms, have contributed to dangerous fire conditions that experts predict will continue through Spring.

Massachusetts wildfires raise concern for community safety

April 06, 2012

A recent brush fire in Brimfield, Mass. and others in neighboring states underscore the threat these fires pose to homes and property across New England. Prolonged drought conditions, a lack of snowpack, warm temperatures, high winds and excess tree debris from last year’s devastating tornado and October blizzard, have contributed to dangerous fire conditions that experts predict will continue into Spring.

Firewise offers quiz on "Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season"

April 05, 2012

The Firewise Communities Program has posted its new online quiz, “Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season.” The quiz, which consists of 10 questions, focuses on Firewise principles and tips residents can use to help prepare their homes and property before a wildfire threatens their area.

Colorado wildfire raises concern for community safety

March 20, 2012

The recent fire in the small town of Eckley, in the state’s northeastern plains, highlights the threats to homes and property from wildfire in communities across Colorado. The lack of snowfall, coupled with higher-than-normal temperatures and high winds, lead experts to predict that Colorado’s wildfire season will be active and potentially dangerous.

NFPA offers workshops on home wildfire risk assessment

February 28, 2012

NFPA is offering a Two-Day Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone Workshop (HIZ) at several U.S. locations in 2012. The curriculum is aimed at fire service professionals, urban and state foresters, developers, community planners, insurance professionals and others who are committed to understanding and learning about ways to reduce losses from these fires, and increasing wildfire risk awareness among residents and communities.

NFPA announces Firewise photo contest

February 02, 2012

The Firewise® Communities Program announces its first Firewise Calendar Photo Contest and invites photo enthusiasts to submit their favorite, original photographs of Firewise plants in their natural habitat. Winning entries will be displayed in the 2013 Firewise calendar. The contest runs from February 3, 2012 through March 16, 2012.

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