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As reported in the news this week, USDA Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell sent a letter to regional foresters and other top officials telling them to come up with significant budget cuts by Friday, August 23, 2013. The practice of the Forest Service diverting funds from other internal sources is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Among the many fires erupting throughout the state of Colorado this week is the Royal Gorge fire, near Cañon City. Inciweb, the online national Incident Information System, currently puts this fire at over 3,000 acres and only twenty percent containment. It has prompted mass evacuations and at least twenty structures... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Following an unprecedented 2012 wildfire season, Colorado’s residents, scientis ts, and government officials have been working hard to manage the ongoing threat. A new series produced by KRCC, an NPR member station for Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, highlights how wildfire is changing life in Colorado. Check out “Flash... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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There are many audiences that NFPA reaches out to: homeowners, foresters, community leaders, fire practitioners, and development professionals. In recent years we have made a special push to work with this last category – particularly planners and regulators. Although this group is sometimes overlooked because they aren’t seen as a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
In 2006, wildfire practitioners from South Africa (now known as the Forest Fire Association Non Profit Company, or FFA NPC) met NFPA’s Firewise staff at a Backyards and Beyond conference. The South African representatives learned about the Firewise Communities Program in the U.S. and received Firewise information for potential application... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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Each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. Not only that, but tinder dry conditions in some areas make fireworks a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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This Sunday marks the start of the NFPA annual conference. As mentioned in Michele’s previous blog post, there are opportunities to visit both our Firewise booth and the Wildland Fire Management Section booth during exhibit hours. In addition, we’d like to invite you to attend our section-sponsored sessions. Michele will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at Fire Break – Wildfire Safety Blog
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