|Firewise launches new website|
Easy access to interactive modules, classes and training, news headlines and more are now at your fingertips. Check out our website for the latest wildland fire safety news and program information.
Read the fall issue of "The How-To Newsletter"
You'll find helpful tips for talking to your neighbors about Firewise and learn about Wilderness Ranch, Idaho, which celebrates its 10th anniversary as a recognized Firewise Community. We also offer some great fall clean-up ideas you can use for a safer home. Don't miss the latest news on how to best protect your home and family from wildfire.
New "Safer From the Start" DVD available
Get your complimentary copy of Safer From the Start, a new DVD focusing on cost-effective measures and proven Firewise principles for homeowners, builders, developers, planners and others in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).
Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15
This year's Fire Prevention Week campaign is all about keeping you, your family, and your community safer from fire. Visit NFPA's website for special resources for the fire service, teachers, and families, as well as our "must-have" campaign products.
NFPA offers HIZ workshops
Register now for the Home Ignition Zone workshop nearest you:
Going to the Backyards & Beyond Conference? Register for the pre-conference HIZ workshop to learn more about fire behavior, structure ignition and ways to reduce your wildfire risk.
- October 10-11 - Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
- November 14-15 - Las Vegas, NV
Wildland Fire Operations Division
National Fire Protection Association
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, Massachusetts 02169
|Firewise offers tips for Texas homeowners|
|Ryan Depew, NFPA's staff liaison to the Forest & Rural Fire Protection Technical Committee, traveled to Texas to take part in a post fire review of the Bastrop wildfire, through the State Fire Marshal's Office. Above, a home that was destroyed in a previous fire survives the Bastrop Fire as a result of Firewise principles put into place. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Depew)|
As news unfolds about the devastating wildfires in Texas, NFPA and Firewise have reached out to state and local fire officials, the state forest service, and homeowners to lend a helping hand during their time of need. Through a media advisory, blog posts, and updated information on the Firewise website, Texans can continue to access the resources and tips they need including IAFC's Ready, Set, Go! initiative, NFPA's "Get Ready" program, and proven Firewise principles to help keep themselves, their homes and property as safe as possible.
Wildland Fire in the news
|Win a conference registration!|
"What are the top three lessons you hope to learn from the Backyards & Beyond Conference and bring back to your community, fire house, organization or association?" The answer to this question may just get you a complimentary registration to this year's event in Denver.
|NFPA to coordinate Fire Adapted Communities program|
NFPA and the US Forest Service entered into an agreement giving NFPA the responsibility to coordinate and deliver key messages about Fire Adapted Communities - places where people and property are safer from the risk of brush, grass and forest fires. As the program evolves, learn where to get the information you need to create your own fire adapted community.
|Should homeowners pay higher firefighter costs in the wildland urban interface (WUI)?|
As state costs for wildfire suppression continue to rise, states are looking for answers to help alleviate their financial burden. Join our blog conversation and link to additional information on states that have adopted a similar fee structure.
|Meet the Firewise advisors
Six regional Firewise advisors recently joined NFPA to assist and
support new and existing Firewise Communities/USA® recognition sites. See what regions they represent and how to contact them for more information.
|Special wildland fire Journal issue|
Due out in October, this Journal issue will highlight NFPA's role in wildland fire safety, the Division's latest initiatives, our Firewise Communities program and interviews with industry experts. Check out the highlights.
|About NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Divison|
The mission of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Wildland Fire Operations Division is to protect people and property in communities at risk from wildfire through NFPA's role as a visible, trusted and recognized advocate, consensus-builder and authoritative leader.