Tag Archives: Community Risk Reduction

California Targets Urgent Projects as Wildfire Season Nears

Last year’s record-setting wildfire season scorched more than 4% of the state     By ADAM BEAM and DON THOMPSON Associated Press OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) — California is in such an urgent race with another devastating wildfire season that officials ...

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Washington Senate Passes Wildfire Bill

Bill would provide $125 million every two years to boost wildfire response     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and ...

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California Puts $536M Towards Reducing Wildfires

Officials are rushing to thin forests, build fuel breaks around vulnerable communities and allow for planned burns     By DON THOMPSON Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will authorize $536 million toward forest management projects and efforts to ...

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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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Bill to Create Fund to Fight Wildfires Passes Washington State House

$125M towards response, restoration, and resilience     By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A bill to create a dedicated fund to prevent and fight wildfires in Washington easily passed the state House of Representatives on ...

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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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