NFPA’s Wildfire Division provides resources to residents and stakeholders to help ensure that everyone living at risk from wildfire has the information, knowledge, and tools to reduce their risk.
Wildfires currently burning across the United States and Europe remind us of the importance of preparedness. NFPA’s Wildfire Division provides residents and stakeholders living near these fires and in wildfire-prone areas across the country, information and resources to help keep themselves, their homes, and their communities safer.
To learn where wildfires are actively burning and to get the latest information about these fires, visit our wildfire map, updated every 24 hours.
The Firewise USA® recognition program empowers residents to work collaboratively in reducing wildfire risks; currently there are more than 1,500 recognized Firewise USA® sites in 42 states actively engaging residents in preparing and protecting their homes against the threat of wildfire.
Training and Certification
- Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire - Get the knowledge and skills needed through this two-day classroom training to effectively evaluate and communicate parcel level wildfire risks by using home ignition zone concepts to identify and address vulnerabilities that provide effective wildfire mitigation recommendations.
- Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist program (CWMS) - The CWMS credential offers professionals whose work involves wildfire hazard mitigation, the ability to demonstrate that they understand hazard mitigation measures, planning and preparedness strategies, public education practices, and wildland fire science.
- Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - Celebrated the first Saturday in May each year, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a great opportunity to 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
- TakeAction - Teens for Wildfire Safe Communities - Empower youth living in communities with wildfire risks to take action through NFPA's free tools and resources designed to get them involved in risk reduction projects and activities with their family and friends.
Video: Dr. Jack Cohen, Fire Science Researcher with the USDA Forest Service, explains current research about how homes ignite during wildfires, and the actions that homeowners can take to help their home survive the impacts of flames and embers.
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