Wildfires and Climate Projections across Mid and West Wales

The UK Climate Projections 2018 indicated that weather conducive to wildfire ignition will increase and the wildfire season will extend, with the potential for warmer and wetter winters increasing the fuel load and with longer and drier summers increasing the…

NFPA ‘Sites of Excellence’ pilot program demonstrates success of community wildfire safety prevention

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a new report, Residents Reducing Wildfire Risks: Findings from the NFPA Firewise Sites of Excellence Pilot, 2019–2020, that showcases the work of seven active Firewise USA communities to build wildfire-ignition resistance and avert…

NFPA Wildfire Division Director to serve on Presidential Wildfire Mitigation and Management Commission

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is pleased to announce Michele Steinberg, NFPA Wildfire Division Director, has been selected as a member of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission. The Commission, established by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and…

Fire service launch newest wildfire hub station

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched its newest station hub specially to fight wildfires. The hub is based at Haltwhistle fire station and gives crews better equipment and more specialist training to respond to wildfires.  So far, Northumberland…

National Fire Protection Association launches 2022 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day at Facebook Live event

Over the past decade, the US has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. There are nearly 45 million homes in areas prone to wildfire today and wildfire risk is nearly present in every state. Experts predict this trend will…

Outthink Wildfire – Part 2
Outthink Wildfire™ is a comprehensive strategy from the National Fire Protection Association that lays out five key policy changes that need to be made at the federal, state and local levels in the US to end wildfire destruction over the…
Long-range drone Avy Aera tested to fight wildfires

The go-ahead has been initiated for test phases 2 and 3 to detect wildfires with the long-range drone Avy Aera. The Veluwe Forest Fire Committee (VBC) and Avy are jointly investigating the use of drones for the early detection of…

The best garments for tackling wildland fires

Wildland fires are perceived as an increasing risk in the UK, having been added to the National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies in 2012. High risk and difficult to manage, wildland fires create a set of very particular circumstances, meaning…

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association endorses Outthink Wildfire, an NFPA initiative aimed at reducing wildfire risk to communities by 2050

In its latest resolution action, the Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association (Metro Chiefs) unanimously approved support of Outthink Wildfire, an initiative of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aimed at eliminating the destruction of communities by wildfire in 30 years. The resolution emphasizes the fact that the…

Outthink Wildfire – Part 1
A bold new plan from NFPA calls for ending the destruction of communities in the United States by wildfire in 30 years. Achieving that goal will require a coordinated effort among all levels of government and the cooperation of residents…

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