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…
Firefighters battle ‘severe’ South Korean wildfire
South Korea deployed thousands of firefighters and issued its highest fire hazard warning on Saturday, 5 March as a large wildfire torn through the country’s eastern coastal region. About 6,000 people were forced to flee their homes as the fire,…
Wildfires getting worse globally with governments unprepared, UN warns
A warming planet and changes to land use patterns mean more wildfires will scorch large parts of the globe in coming decades, causing spikes in unhealthy smoke pollution and other problems that governments are ill prepared to confront, according to…
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…
Climate change and wildfire: a call to arms

Australia’s Black Summer of bushfires in 2019–20 was utterly unprecedented. Fires started in winter then burned through spring and summer until flooding rains caused a different type of catastrophe in countless communities already struggling to cope and recover. 2019 was…

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…
Careless burning off is the cause of recent bushfires in Fiji
Careless burning has been the reason for a large number of bushfires that have threatened and destroyed farmlands, livestock and houses, says National Fire Authority (NFA) CEO Puamau Sowane. He said despite numerous warnings from the NFA for people to…
Winds threaten to fan destructive California wildfire
Crews were digging in and burning out fire lines amid fears on Saturday (21 August) that another round of high winds would bring renewed fury to a Northern California wildfire. ‘We have a firefight ahead of us and the wind…
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…
Bushfire conditions threaten across Australia’s Northern Territory
Northern Territory fire crews have been working to contain a bushfire burning at Lake Bennett and total fire bans are in place in parts of the Top End. The fire on Marrakai Road, about 85km south of Darwin, was upgraded…
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…
Dauntless Air enters 2021 wildfire season with expanded fleet of 15 Fire Bosses
As the 2021 wildfire season gets underway, aerial firefighting leader Dauntless Air today announced that it has added two new Fire Bosses to the nation’s largest and most technologically advanced Fire Boss fleet. In pursuit of its mission to protect…
ECOPOL F, new eco-friendly class a foam greenscreen certified
Managing wildland fires is more important than ever because over the last few decades the wildland fire management environment has changed profoundly: longer fire seasons, bigger fires and more acres burned on average each year, more extreme fire behaviour… The…
Myth vs Reality: Understanding the chemistry of Wildfire Suppression – Webinar, 17 June
You are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by Perimeter Solutions CEO Edward Goldberg, taking place at 1400hrs Eastern /1100hrs Pacific Time / 1900hrs BST on Thursday, 17 June, where he will provide insight on the realities of the…
Western Fire Chiefs Association wraps successful 2021 Wildfire Prevention Summit
More than 800 people registered to attend the 2021 Wildfire Prevention Summit hosted by the Western Fire Chiefs Association (WFCA) on Tuesday, 4 May 2021. The day-long, virtual event covered three primary causes of wildfire ignitions (arson, roadside and utility…
Perimeter Solutions partners with 10 Tanker Air Carrier to fight Mexico wildfires
Perimeter Solutions partnered with 10 Tanker Air Carrier, a world leader in aerial firefighting, to set up operations in Laredo, Texas to provide support to agencies in Mexico that work to extinguish and prevent the spread of active wildfires. Through…
Japanese wildfire rages for sixth day – more villages to be urged to evacuate
A forest fire in a sparsely populated area 75km north of Tokyo continued to rage for a sixth day on Saturday (27 February), as local officials were set to ask dozens more households to evacuate hillside villages. The fire in…
You are invited to join the NFPA Facebook Live event – Outthink Wildfire
This is a new initiative aimed at significantly lowering community wildfire risk by 2050. In recent years, the United States has suffered a relentless tally of losses due to wildfire, a trend that experts predict will only continue to grow.…
Western Australian bushfires threaten Perth
Hundreds of Australians have fled to evacuation centres as a bushfire on the outskirts of the Covid-19 locked-down city of Perth continues to grow and threaten communities. The blaze – the largest the city has seen in years – has…
The Apple Fire, California: a photo montage courtesy of Johnny Lopez
The Apple Fire was a wildfire that burned during the 2020 California wildfire season in Cherry Valley south of Oak Glen and north of Beaumont and Banning in Riverside County, California in the United States. The fire ignited on Friday,…
We cannot guarantee your safety

With hundreds of fires burning up the east coast of Australia, fire authorities are telling communities that they cannot be safe if they do not follow fire agency advice. If you are given the advice to leave, leave immediately as…

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