Community Risk Reduction

NFPA, State Farm Announce Recipients of 2021 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Project Awards

There is still time to make homes and communities safer from wildfire     National Fire Protection Association In the past few years, the U.S. has seen 40,000 structures destroyed, more than $25 billion in property losses, and 100 fatalities due to wildfire. ...

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NFPA: 2021 National Wildfire Mitigation Awards Announced

The four co-sponsors of the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards have named the individuals chosen to receive honors this year in recognition of their exemplary commitment to community wildfire risk reduction     WASHINGTON — The Wildfire Mitigation Awards committee has ...

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California Attorney General Challenges Housing in Wildfire Areas

A bill pending would bar new development in very high fire hazard severity zones     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general is challenging some of the state’s largest suburban development projects as local ...

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NFPA Launches Outthink Wildfire

Initiative aims to eliminate destruction of communities by wildfire by 2050   National Fire Protection Association The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced Outthink Wildfire™, a comprehensive strategy to address America’s wildfire crisis that lays out five policy changes that ...

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USFA: Interdependent Factors Can Influence WUI Fire Home Survivability

Several factors usually play a role in whether a home will survive a wildland urban interface fire     United States Fire Administration Researchers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) are studying the complex fire behavior that ...

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Audit Raises Concerns of Wildfire Risk at Nuclear Lab

Risk reduction efforts not always done     By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of the nation’s premier nuclear laboratories isn’t taking the necessary precautions to guard against wildfires, according to an audit by the ...

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California Sets Home Hardening Standards to Lower Fire Risks

Incentives to make homes resilient     The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As consecutive years of catastrophic wildfires in California drive up the cost of insuring homes, state regulators on Monday announced a step toward creating incentives for ...

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NFPA and State Farm Announce Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Grants

Application process for grant funding to help support home improvement wildfire risk reduction projects National Fire Protection Association January 11, 2021 – The threat of wildfire is becoming increasingly prevalent and dangerous, posing greater risks to people and property than ever before. ...

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Nevada Forestry Officials Pushing Fire-Safe Communities

Register now for the Dec. 3 summit     CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada forestry officials are convening a virtual summit to help the public learn how to protect their homes from wildfires. Next week’s summit comes after a ...

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NFPA: Mercury Insurance Launches Programs to Help California Homeowners with Wildfire Risk

Communities acknowledged by NFPA Firewise USA Recognition Program eligible for discounts     National Fire Protection Association Wildfire season is well underway with wildfires scorching a record-breaking number of acres up and down California, and the peak of the season is ...

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