Special Bonus Issue: NFPA + Wildfire Working Together

Teaching homeowners, builders, firefighters, and community leaders how to prepare home to resist ignition from wildland fire; Scrutinizing the stay-and-defend or leave-early models; Environmental factors of wildfire

FEATURES

Working Together

Through its Wildland Fire Operations Division, NFPA is establishing itself as a global authority on wildfire.

Informed + Prepared

The Firewise Communities Program teaches homeowners, builders, firefighters, and community leaders how to prepare homes to resist ignition from wildland fire.

World of Opportunity

As NFPA launches new international initiatives, it draws energy and ideas from the relationships it has built over the past decade

Stay or Go?

The stay-and-defend-or-leave-early model faces tough scrutiny in the aftermath of Australia’s disastrous and deadly 2009 wildfires.

Hot + Hotter

NFPA plays an important role in education, research, and other areas related to the environmental factors of wildfire.

Wildfire Standards

NFPA codes and standards provide a practical, effective blueprint for minimizing and managing the wildfire threat.

Backyards & Beyond Conference Preview

This year’s event emphasizes technological advancements in wildfire mitigation and preparedness

Life in the Interface

When weather, fuels, and topography align, they can create extreme fire behavior and major control problems for fire agencies

P.O.V.

First Word

The wildfire priority

Perspectives

Environmental historian Stephen Pyne on America’s complex (and unresolved) relationship with wildfire.

News+Analysis

firewatch

California wildfire destroys 82 homes.

Looking Back

The 50th anniversary of the Brentwood-Bel Air Fire.

Fire Analysis + Research

During the five-year period of 2004 to 2008, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 356,800 brush, grass, and forest fires per year.

THE EXPERTS