Put your Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project on the map

Once your project details for Wildfire Community Preparedness Day on May 7 are finalized, put it on the nationwide map. By adding your info to the hundreds of other projects that will be taking place illustrates the magnitude of risk reduction projects occurring throughout the U.S.

Safety tip sheet and infographic

Download our free wildfire safety infographic with seven tips for residents to help protect their homes in an event of a wildfire. Please link the infographic to www.firewise.org.

Download our free wildland fire safety tip sheet.


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Wildland fires are a serious threat to lives and property in the U.S. The combination of drought, warmer temperatures, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years. And, in the last decade, wildfires have burned over 80 million acres of these lands. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 2015 saw one of the worst fire seasons in decades, with over 10 million acres burned.


Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires.

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Firewise Communities

firewise branded logoThe Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for safety by involving homeowners in taking individual responsibility for preparing their homes for the risk of wildfire. Firewise is sponsored by the NFPA and the USDA Forest Service.

Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) is a collaborative approach coordinated by NFPA and the USDA Forest Service that provides comprehensive resources to all those who play a role in wildfire education, planning and action.

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Guide to the Wildland/Urban Interface: Firefighter Safety Series Workbook and Video Set
The Firefighter Safety Series is a three part instructional package developed for small community fire departments covering: Fire Behavior, Structure Protection Strategies, and Firefighter Safety in the Wildland/Urban Interface.
Item #: FWC302DPK


Before the Smoke! Preparing Your Community for Wildfire (Strategies for Small & Volunteer Fire Departments) DVD
This DVD offers real examples of how fire departments in wildfire-prone areas have engaged citizens in wildfire preparedness activities.
Item #: FWC30412D

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