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  • Title: Home - Firewise
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to navigation.. Skip to content.. Skip to sidebar.. Firewise is a project of the National Fire Protection Association.. Font Size.. A.. Firewise.. Home.. |.. About Firewise.. Contact.. Events.. For Media.. Search.. Firewise Communities.. Courses and Training.. Information and Resources.. Connect with Others.. Catalog.. Firewise Blog.. What's your wildfire safety IQ?.. Take our online quiz to brush up on safety tips and learn how to reduce your home’s risk of wildfire damage.. Firewise tops 800th recognized community milestone.. Learn about the latest neighborhood to take action to improve their residents’ safety from a wildfire threat.. Looking past dramatic headlines to understand wildfire.. In her latest column, Molly Mowery explores how misleading coverage of wildland fires can deliver the wrong message to the public.. Read the new issue of Fire Break.. The latest news from the wildfire division including the economic impact of wildfires on tourism, the ongoing climate change debate and winter safety tips for your home.. Be a speaker at  ...   State University has resulted in the recent High Park fire site in northern Colorado being mapped with remarkable detail.. The study will be available to environmental professionals and local authorities in early 2013.. The High Park fire burned.. Get the latest wildfire safety industry news in Fire Break, NFPA’s monthly newsletter.. NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division produces Fire Break, a monthly e-newletter distributed to leading wildland fire experts, firefighters, Firewise® community residents, community planners and developers, civic leaders, homeowners, insurance professionals, landscape architects and a whole host of others who live and work in the wildland/urban interface and care about wildland.. Headlines.. Firewise Communities Program tops 800th community mark.. New Firewise Success Story from Oregon.. Aron Anderson joins NFPA Fire Adapted Communities initiative.. Residents urged to reduce homes’ risk from wildfire during major wildfire anniversary.. Firewise Communities Program launches new complimentary online toolkit.. More.. Subscribe.. More Firewise around the Web:.. © Copyright 2012.. NFPA.. All rights reserved.. Privacy Policy.. Terms and Conditions..

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  • Title: About Firewise - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Firewise Communities.. For Media.. Courses and Training.. Information and Resources.. Connect with Others.. Catalog.. Firewise Blog.. Contact.. Events.. About the Firewise Communities Program.. Brush, grass or forest fires don’t have to be disasters.. The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.. The program is co-sponsored by the.. USDA Forest Service.. , the.. US Department of the Interior.. , and the.. National Association of State Foresters.. To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA's Firewise Communities program teaches people  ...   have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.. About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).. NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety.. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.. Visit NFPA’s website at.. www.. nfpa.. org.. for more information.. Learn more.. Get to know the people of NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division and Firewise Communities Program.. Firewise at NFPA: A brief history..

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  • Title: Contact Us - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. Contact us by filling out the form below or calling +1 617 984-7486.. NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division.. provides resources and expert knowledge to educate communities, fire service professionals and others about wildland fires and minimizing risk.. The.. Firewise Regional Advisors.. support and assist communities with Firewise-related issues and recognition process in coordination with state forestry leadership.. Firewise State Liaisons.. are appointed by the state forestry/fire agency to serve as the point of contact for Firewise in their states.. Don t see your  ...   Connecticut.. Delaware.. District of Columbia.. Florida.. Georgia.. Hawaii.. Idaho.. Illinois.. Indiana.. Iowa.. Kansas.. Kentucky.. Louisiana.. Maine.. Maryland.. Massachusetts.. Michigan.. Minnesota.. Mississippi.. Missouri.. Montana.. Nebraska.. Nevada.. New Hampshire.. New Jersey.. New Mexico.. New York.. North Carolina.. North Dakota.. Ohio.. Oklahoma.. Oregon.. Pennsylvania.. Rhode Island.. South Carolina.. South Dakota.. Tennessee.. Texas.. Utah.. Vermont.. Virginia.. Washington.. West Virginia.. Wisconsin.. Wyoming.. Email.. Comments/Questions.. I would like to receive Fire Break, the monthly electronic newsletter from NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division.. Related Information.. Partners in Wildfire Safety.. Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program..

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  • Title: Events - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Backyards and Beyond.. Home Ignition Zone (HIZ) Workshop.. Online courses.. If you would like to have your event listed on this web site, please.. send an e-mail.. with all of the meeting details and a phone number or e-mail address where we can reach you.. Dec.. 3-7, 2012.. 5th International Fire Ecology and Management  ...   closes for NFPA's Backyards Beyond Wildland Fire Education conference.. March 19-21, 2013.. Wildland/Urban Interface 2013.. , presented by the IAFC.. Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV.. June 10-13, 2013.. NFPA Conference Expo.. Chicago, IL.. Nov.. 12-13, 2013.. Home Ignition Zone Workshop (details to come).. Salt Lake City, UT.. 14-16, 2013.. Backyards Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference..

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  • Title: For Media - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Media Resources.. 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.. November 16, 2012.. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program today reached a milestone in announcing the 800th community to earn recognition as a Firewise Communities/USA® site.. Vansant Mobile Home Park #2 in Cullman County, Alabama, is the latest neighborhood to take action to improve residents’ safety from threats posed by brush, grass and forest fires.. And it’s the first to showcase the efforts of a state forestry staffer whose commitment included her own investment in mitigation work on her property.. October 26, 2012.. The small town of Sisters sits in the middle of the state of Oregon, surrounded by the Cascade Mountains.. In the past decade, the population has doubled to over 2,000 residents, making fire safety more important than ever.. On August 5, 2012, a lightning storm passed over the area igniting at least 17 separate fires.. Captain Matt Cyrus of the Cloverdale Fire Protection District was first on the scene at his family property, where one of the fires was burning.. October 15, 2012.. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has named Aron Anderson planner of its Fire Adapted Communities® (FAC) initiative.. Anderson will assist NFPA in providing technical support of its FAC web content, conducting research and developing and providing technical training.. He is located in NFPA’s Denver, Colorado field office.. September 21, 2012.. After one of the hottest and driest winters and summers on record, many communities across the country are experiencing increased risk for wildfires.. This year has demonstrated the trend that wildfires are burning  ...   West since January, and officials predict more wildfires will erupt due to continued dry heat and increased thunderstorms across the region.. NFPA to host Backyards and Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference.. August 02, 2012.. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its 5th Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 14 – 16, 2013, and is now accepting proposals for educational presentations.. The conference is organized by NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division and Firewise® Communities Program.. NFPA announces second Firewise photo contest.. June 27, 2012.. The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Firewise® Communities Program announces its 2014 Calendar Firewise Day Photo Contest and invites photo enthusiasts to submit their favorite, original photographs of their community’s Firewise Day events or activities.. Winning entries will be displayed in the 2014 Firewise calendar.. The contest runs from July 2, 2012 through November 2, 2012.. Fire Protection Research Foundation releases report on effectiveness of regulatory and planning tools for reducing wildfire risk.. June 26, 2012.. According to a recent study, “Addressing Community Wildfire Risk: A Review and Assessment of Regulatory and Planning Tools,” released by the Fire Protection Research Foundation, an affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), collaboration and outreach and education programs are needed to achieve the greatest impact in reducing community wildfire risk.. NFPA celebrates 10th anniversary of 20 official Firewise communities.. May 23, 2012.. The Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program is honoring 20 official Firewise communities from 11 states who celebrate their 10-year anniversary of continued participation and successes in reducing wildfire risks.. The communities became nationally recognized in 2003, and were among the earliest adopters of the Firewise Communities/USA process.. 1 -.. 2.. -.. 3.. 4.. 5.. Next.. Firewise Toolkit.. Success Stories.. Firewise Landscaping and Plant Lists.. Photos.. Research and Guidance.. Audio, PSAs and B-Roll..

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  • Title: Firewise Communities - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program.. Firewise Communities map.. Firewise Around the World.. Partners in Wildfire Safety.. What People Are Saying.. Success Stories.. Firewise Project and Community Achievement Awards.. Living in an area at risk from brush, grass or forest fires? You’ve come to the right place.. Use this.. interactive map.. to see all of our Firewise Communities.. Note: this map does not work well  ...   patience.. Learn more about the.. , which shows you how to work with your neighbors to become safer from wildland fires.. Visit our many partners who promote wildfire safety in the.. United States.. and.. around the world.. Read.. success stories.. to see the creative ways others have used Firewise principles.. What people are saying about Firewise.. See the full list of.. recognized Firewise Communities..

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  • Title: Courses and Training - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Wildland fires can occur in residential development areas without disastrous loss of life, property and resources.. But, recognizing the problem and knowing how to protect your family, home, property and your neighborhood before a fire happens, are the first steps to successfully becoming truly firewise.. The Firewise Communities Program offers both.. workshops and  ...   and others on a variety of wildfire safety topics.. Whether you are a homeowner looking for additional information for your Firewise program, or a fire safety professional eager to help neighborhoods become a part of the.. Firewise Communities/USA program.. , these courses will give you the tools you need to get you started..

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  • Title: Information and Resources - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Audio, PSAs and B-Roll.. Brochures and Booklets.. Firewise Quiz.. Firewise Toolkit.. Interactive Modules.. Newsletters.. Library.. Photos.. Regulations and Plans.. Research and Guidance.. Video.. Use Firewise information and resources to learn more about wildfire safety and to share your knowledge with others.. This area includes photos, videos and interactive modules you can use in making your home or community safer.. Whether you re a..  ...   , there are tips, tools and teachings you can use!.. Resources.. Use our many free resources listed at left to learn more about the Firewise program, including our new.. Subscribe to our free monthly newsletter.. Fire Break, our free, monthly newsletter will keep you up to date on the latest news and information on mitigating your wildfire risk.. Subscribe today.. or.. read archived issues..

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  • Title: Connect with Others - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Whether you re a resident seeking information about the Firewise Communities Program, a member of a recognized Firewise community or a professional involved in fire safety, sharing your experiences is an important part of being firewise.. Blog.. Visit the.. Firewise Communities Program blog.. to connect with NFPA s Wildland Fire Operations Division as we share our views on activities and events around the globe.. You're invited to join the conversation!.. Facebook.. Follow us on.. Keep up to date on important announcements, connect your Firewise community s Facebook  ...   or less? Follow us on.. ! Track us as we tweet our way across the U.. and abroad with updates and reports on conferences, state visits, and more.. LinkedIn.. If you belong to, or are interested in joining the free professional networking site, NFPA now has a.. Wildland Fire Management/Firewise subgroup.. for those interested in wildland urban interface fire issues, the use of Firewise wildfire safety principles for homeowners and communities, and creating fire adapted communities.. Videos.. Want to view some of our videos? Visit our.. video page..

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  • Title: Catalog - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Firewise Communities Program catalog.. , hosted on NFPA's Online Catalog, for a wealth of resources for wildfire safety.. Firewise products.. are provided free of charge and are cosponsored by the USDA Forest Service, US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.. Ground shipping for Firewise orders is free to U.. addresses.. Review catalog services and policies.. Free resources.. Many Firewise print products are also available as.. electronic downloads..

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  • Title: Firewise Quiz - Firewise
    Descriptive info: Firewise Quiz..

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