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Posted February 13, 2014
Join communities throughout the United States on Saturday, May 3, 2014, as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) launches its first national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day!
Commit a couple of hours, or the entire day, and watch as your actions positively contribute to reducing your community's wildfire risk. Challenge your friends, your family, relatives, faith-based group or youth organization to develop a project and join others throughout the nation in making big changes. Your efforts will help raise wildfire awareness, promote collaboration and bring neighbors together to work on projects that can help protect homes, neighborhoods and entire communities from future wildfire risk or current post-fire impacts.
Posted January 21, 2014
Lolo Creek flows through a charred landscape where the fire came down to U.S. Highway 12, Montana. Photo: Kurt Wilson, Missoulian.
The December 13, 2013, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about Safety First in Lewis and Clark County, Montana; studies providing insight for protecting homes; "The Fire Line: Wildfire in Colorado", a new video; Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations include provisions for wildfire; and the National Cohesive Strategy 2013 year in review.
Posted January 13, 2014
The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) studied wildfire effects on structures to highlight actions consumers can take to lower the risk of their home or business igniting during an ember attack. Ember attacks can occur when a wildfire is within a mile or so upwind of the property and generally become most intense when the wildfire approaches the property. Ember attacks involve small burning embers or firebrands driven by wind. These embers can penetrate attic vents, soffits and other openings, collect on complex roof surfaces and start spot fires that lead to flame impingement on the building. Embers can smolder, undetected, and can eventually cause buildings to burn from the inside out or the outside in.
Posted January 7, 2014
Photo credit: The Nature Conservancy.
In 2013, the Cohesive Strategy effort achieved many major milestones. Working together, we have built a National Strategy, Regional Action Plans, and initiated implementation efforts. We have strengthened our relationships with stakeholders across communities affected by wildland fire and have taken action to promote collaborative wildland fire management.