Dovetail Partners Proudly Supports 2015 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

 

Nationwide wildfire mitigation and education campaign May 2nd provides hands-on opportunities for communities 

 

(Minneapolis, MN) - Dovetail Partners, a Minneapolis-based environmental think-tank, is pleased to support the second annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 2nd, 2015. The public awareness and wildfire mitigation campaign is being hosted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), an international nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on quality of life. The campaign highlights the dangers that wildfires present to communities and actions that property owners and communities can take to limit associated risks. State Farm and Fire Adapted Communities are campaign sponsors.

 

Individuals, families and groups can participate in community projects on May 2nd, including wildfire safety presentations, hazardous fuel cleanups and more. A Wildfire Community Preparedness Day projects map depicting nationwide event opportunities, a project ideas list, and additional event resources can be found by visiting www.WildfirePrepDay.org.

 

Dovetail Partners proudly supports the efforts of NFPA and Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. Dovetail's involvement includes serving as a Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Learning Network Hub leader in the Upper Midwest, which involves assisting community-driven wildfire risk reduction efforts through on-the-ground hazardous fuels reduction demonstrations, Firewise education, and working with FAC Learning Network partners to develop future strategies for program implementation and partnership growth. The FAC Learning Network is a national network of partners working to promote wildfire risk assessment, risk reduction, and wildfire safety.

 

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, in 2014 the U.S. saw nearly 400,000 wildfires burn more than three million acres, affecting thousands of lives and creating millions of dollars worth of property damage to homes and structures. NFPA encourages communities across the U.S. to participate in local wildfire mitigation and education projects on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and take proactive measures towards reducing the risks of wildfire damage to their homes, businesses and neighborhoods.

 


 

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. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.

 

About Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

The FAC Learning Network is an active, engaged and growing network of individuals and organizations who exchange information, collaborate to enhance the practice of fire adapted communities, and work together at multiple scales to help communities live safely with fire. This includes embracing resiliency concepts and taking action before, during and after wildfires. To learn more about fire adapted communities and available resources and opportunities for reducing wildfire risks, visit: www.fireadapted.org.