NFPA announces redesign of Firewise Communities website

Published on July 27, 2011
Interactive features, discussion guides and more available for homeowners and industry professionals to learn how to save lives and property from wildfire 

July 27, 2011 – The Firewise® Communities Program’s website has been redesigned to include new features that provide complimentary tools and resources to homeowners, organizations, industry professionals and others who are affected by brush, grass and forest fires. Firewise is a program of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

The Firewise website is a valuable resource widely used by a diverse audience. The site helps residents of fire-prone areas, firefighters, civic leaders and others stay connected, share resources and learn more about wildfire safety and preparedness for homes and communities.

Sections of the site include interactive modules, research reports, courses and training, Firewise discussion templates, presentations and videos. It also provides a comprehensive press room that provides media resources and a question and answer page to help guide reporters when conducting interviews or writing articles on wildfire-related topics.

A live feed on the homepage provides up-to-the-minute blog posts and news updates. The expanded Firewise Communities tab offers program criteria and application forms, and tips and tools designed for communities seeking to become recognized through the national Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program.

“For nearly 15 years, the Firewise website has been a trusted source of information for those involved in wildland fire mitigation and prevention,” says Michele Steinberg, manager of NFPA’s Firewise Communities program. “We are excited to offer an updated site filled with timely, valuable content about wildfire safety for people throughout the country.”

Visit the Firewise website to learn more about the Firewise Communities Program, or contact Michele Steinberg, Firewise Communities Program Manager at 617-984-7487.

About Firewise
The Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters and others in creating fire-adapted communities – places where people and property are safer from the risk of brush, grass and forest fires. Firewise is a program of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the US Department of the Interior and the National Association of State Foresters. 

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

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Media Contact: Lorraine Carli, +1 617 984-7275
Program Contact: Michele Steinberg, +1 617 984-7487