Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

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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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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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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