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Report: California Governor Overstated Fire Prevention Work

The governor's office declined to comment on the investigation, and state fire officials took responsibility for Newsom sharing inaccurate information. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection had not “done our job in educating the public, nor the governor's office” on how to communicate about the efforts, Chief Tom Porter said.

Report: California Encourages Rebuilding in Fire-Prone Areas

State and local policies emphasize retrofitting existing homes and ensuring homes have defensible space and communities have evacuation plans.
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NFPA to Host “Keeping You Informed: The Big Wide World of Building and Life...

A one-day program that addresses some of today’s leading building and life safety issues, opportunities, and challenges.
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NFPA and Verisk Collaborate to Promote Importance of Community Wildfire Risk Mitigation

Verisk will leverage the data from the NFPA Firewise USA® recognition program to develop property-level analytics insurers can use to refine their underwriting.

USFA: Analysis of NFIRS Incidents in the Wildland Urban Interface

Using NFIRS data, this report examines the fire incidents in WUI areas in California in terms of travel time, loss measures and fire cause for the years 2009 to 2011 and compares those incidents to those outside WUI areas.

USFA: Residential Building Fires, 2017 – 2019

National estimates for 2017 to 2019 show that 77% of all fire deaths and 75% of all fire injuries occurred in residential buildings.

Nothing Looks Good for 2021 Wildfire Season

Severe drought has turned forests and grasslands into dry fuels.

Firefighters Battle Two-Alarm Fire at Maryland Apartment Complex

Montgomery County crews found flames erupting from an apartment when they responded to a two-alarm fire at an apartment complex.

California Sees More Wildfires as Drought Intensifies

Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.
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NFPA Approves 420, Standard on Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and processing Facilities

The new standard, which was originally proposed in response to serious fires that have occurred at cannabis facilities in recent years, will provide clear guidance on fire protection standards for facilities that produce, process and extract cannabis.


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