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Breaking News: Wildfires continue to burn actively across the west. The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) reports more than 42,000 fires have burned over 7.5 million acres in 11 states. But wildfires don’t have to burn everything in their path. In fact, clearing property of debris and maintaining a home’s landscaping can make a significant difference in reducing the risk for wildfire damage. As wildfires continue to receive news coverage this season, NFPA strongly encourages reporters to educate the public about ways they can increase their safety, and improve their home’s likelihood of surviving a wildfire.

Find a wealth of resources including action steps for homeowners on NFPA’s Firewise site, in addition to soundbites and b-roll from wildfire expert Michele Steinberg, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division Manager, to use in your future wildfire coverage. Our video files are available to download and can be found in NFPA’s online library. This library also includes a 30-second video from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center demonstrating home vulnerability to wildfire embers.

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  • With the school year upon us, most college students, many living on their own for the first time, don’t often think to ask or even consider the fire safety implications of their housing choices. See resources on campus fire safety.

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