Community Risk Reduction

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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Amid Smoke and Ash, Paradise Rebuilds

Paradise has tried to entice people back     By ADAM BEAM Associated Press PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — When flames chased Chuck and Janie Dee down the mountain two years ago, they thought they’d never be back. Yet there they ...

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USAA Recognizes Value of NFPA Firewise Program

Discounts on select homeowner insurance premiums     National Fire Protection Association   Community-wide risk reduction is essential to improving outcomes when a wildfire happens. That’s why USAA has been working with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) to develop ...

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San Bernardino County Fire Department Deploys Goats

Clearing an acre a day     San Bernardino County Fire Department On June 30th, the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District (#SBCoFD) announced an evolution in wildfire community risk reduction. SBCoFD and San Bernardino County Land Use Services Department ...

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Tennessee Forestry Offers Wildland Fire Protection Grants

Applications for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant open Aug. 1, 2020 and close Sept. 4, 2020.     NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Division of Forestry is administering grants to help communities protect their homes from ...

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Addressing Wildfire Challenges with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

Key framework for addressing wildland fire challenges     United States Fire Administration This Coffee Break Bulletin provides information on the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and how it helps local fire departments and residents in wildfire-prone regions to ...

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National Forests Across Arizona Impose Campfire Restrictions

Federal court, fines, and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All six national forests around Arizona are imposing campfire restrictions that officials say are intended to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the ...

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National Forests in New Mexico Impose Campfire Restrictions

Fines and possible jail time     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National forests around New Mexico are imposing campfire restrictions to protect the health and safety of employees and communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Forest officials from Taos to Alamogordo ...

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Wildfire Plan Eyes 1,000 Miles of New Fuel Breaks

400-foot wide breaks connected in three states     By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A plan to help in the battle against devastating wildfires creates fuel breaks 400 feet (120 meters) wide along 987 miles (1,600 ...

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Mapping the WUI

Determine the values at risk and where they’re located     By Tim Ryan, FireRescue Magazine Issue 6 | Volume 8 As we all know, situational awareness (SA) is a key factor in firefighter safety. Accident investigators often find that ...

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