NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division’s mission is to protect people and property in communities at risk from wildfire through NFPA’s role as a visible, trusted and recognized advocate, consensus-builder and authoritative leader.

Since its establishment in 2010, the Division has focused on developing targeted Firewise programs to reach everyone from policymakers to youth. From its role in helping facilitate nationally-accepted standards for evacuation procedures in wildfire risk areas to improving statistical information on wildland fires and home losses, and securing global partnerships with countries concerned with this growing problem, the Division boasts a dedicated staff committed to providing the necessary resources and expert knowledge to inform and educate communities, fire service professionals and others about wildland fire and ways to minimize risk.

NFPA Wildland Fire Operations Division Field Office
6855 South Havana Street, Suite 180
Centennial, CO 80112
+1 303 663-5550

Tom Welle, Senior Project Manager

  • Oversees NFPA's Denver Field Office.

Lucian Deaton, Project Manager

Cathy Prudhomme, Associate Project Manager

  • Provides technical support for Firewise and Fire Adapted Communities.
  • Provides technical support for wildfire safety educational programs for youth.

Aron Anderson - Associate Project Manager

  • Provides technical support for Firewise and Fire Adapted Communities.
  • Provides technical support for Fire Adapted Communities website.

NFPA Wildland Fire Operations Division
1 Batterymarch Park
Quincy, MA 02169
+1 617 984-7486

Michele Steinberg, Division Manager

  • Oversees NFPA's national and international wildfire partnerships and programs, and wildland fire actvities.
  • Provides wildfire safety education and training for professional audiences.
  • Advocates for sound land use planning and regulation of development in wildfire hazard areas.
  • Coordinates international outreach and partnerships on wildfire safety topics.

Faith Berry, Associate Project Manager

  • Provides technical support for the Wildland Fire Operations Division.

Cheryl Blake, Publications and Activities Manager

  • Provides technical support for publications, catalogs and DVDs.
  • Manages conferences, seminars and training, including the HIZ courses.
  • Manages NFPA's Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Educational Conference.

LisaMarie Sinatra, Project Manager, Communications

  • Provides public relations and communications outreach support.

Paula Levesque, Senior Administrative Assistant

  • Manages contracts and customer service.
  • Provides support for event registration, including HIZ course and Backyards & Beyond Conference.

Tova Thorpe, Administrative Assistant

  • Supports the Wildland Fire Operations Division catalog and customer service operations.
  • Processes Firewise Communities/USA renewals and applications.
Featured Product
Becoming a Recognized Firewise Community/USA® Brochure
This Brochure is the perfect handout when meeting with residents and discussing the benefits of becoming a recognized Firewise Communities/USA®.
Item #: FWC10406

Firewise Communities/USA® Bookmark
The Firewise Communities/USA® Bookmark will guide people to more information about wildfire safety education and the Firewise® website.
Item #: FWC10207

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