Fire Break Newsletter


Fire Break is NFPA's monthly e-newsletter with the latest news and information on mitigating your wildfire risk to take back to your communities, organization. or fire house.



  • April
    Preparing for wildfires; New Firewise USA resource; Connecting wildfire preparedness programs in New Jersey; New videos from South Africa; Make your voice heard on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
  • March
    Announcing the first-ever Wildfire Mitigation Specialist certification; Partnering on meteorologists on wildfire risk reduction; Planning for panic and everything in-between
  • February
    From pessimism to prescribed burns in the first year; Make your Wildfire Community Preparedness Day a success; Colorado story highlights the political challenges of wildfire safety regulation
  • January
    Gain funding for your local risk reduction project; New Firewise USA™ sites gain recognition in 2017; has a new look


  • December
    Can exterior coatings protect your home from wildfire? Changing the way we think about wildfire: NFPA's training gives firefighters a new perspective
  • November
    Is your home’s fence protected from wildfire? Start planning for 2018 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Firewise sites reach beyond their borders.
  • October
    Commentary on the recent California wildfires and the complexity of such disasters, a tip sheet that helps communities in high-risk wildfire areas prepare for a Red Flag Day warning, including how to prepare for an evacuation
  • September
    Reducing a deck's vulnerability to wildfire; New tools guide residents through Firewise renewal process; It's the embers, stupid! A fire chief discusses fire loss
  • August
    Protecting homes from windblown embers; Solar eclipse highlights wildfire safety concerns; Firewise applications and renewals just got easier
  • July
    Fact sheet gives roofs a fighting chance, Neighborhood efforts reflected in new Firewise program name, Rural fire departments respond to evolving fire threat
  • June
    National news program shines light on wildfire problem, Firewise principles credited with saving home in Florida, New Jersey wildfire serves as lesson for future preparedness, and more.
  • May
    Communities share Preparedness Day successes; Lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire; Preventing structure loss in the WUI
  • April
    Show Preparedness Day pride with event swag; Remembering Christina Randall; leader in wildfire mitigation; Learning to co-exist with wildfire
  • March
    Understanding a wildfire's effect on business; Research: humans leading cause of wildfire; Fire potential increases across Plains, New Mexico
  • February 
    Addressing wildfire risk in the south; Recommendations for improving WUI firefighter safety; NASA: relationship between wildfire and drought
  • January 
    USAA Firewise discounts in New Mexico and Utah; Free webinar: How to apply for $500 Preparedness Day grant; Firewise celebrates success in 2016

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