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Era of Megafires Tour

By IdahoFirewise | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

In May, 2017 Idaho Firewise is bringing Era of Megafires to Idaho. Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multimedia presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes…

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Now Accepting Grant Applications

By IdahoFirewise | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many state and federal programs provide funding to help communities in wildland/urban interface (WUI) areas reduce their wildfire risk. Funding has been awarded to Idaho’s county governments, fire-based emergency services, tribes, and nonprofit organizations. Grants support hazardous fuels reduction, improved readiness and capacity of local fire districts, and community planning. The focus is on reducing…

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Fire prevention specialist recognized in ceremony

By IdahoFirewise | April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

TWIN FALLS, ID – On April 25, 2017, Bureau of Land Management Idaho State Office Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Jennifer Myslivy was awarded the Bronze Smokey Bear Award during a ceremony held at the BLM Twin Falls District office. Jennifer is a Technical Advisor on the Idaho Firewise Board of Directors and is an…

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Creating Defensible Space Can Save your Home

By IdahoFirewise | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

BOISE — Boise Fire investigators say it was fireworks that started an early morning grass fire on Protest Road in Boise. The fire shot up a hillside and caught some juniper trees on fire, and then a nearby home. Watch the video and read the article now.

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IdahoGives and Idaho Firewise, Inc. – Support an Idaho Nonprofit on May 4!

By IdahoFirewise | April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Idaho Firewise, Inc. has joined the Idaho Nonprofit Center and it’s Idaho Gives program. Idaho Gives is designed to bring the state together, raising money and awareness for Idaho nonprofits. This year, a 24-hour day of online giving will take place on May 4th, 2017. IdahoGives.org provides an easy-to-use platform for donors to search, support and…

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2017 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award Winners Announced.

By IdahoFirewise | March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the generous support from State Farm, 150 communities received project funding awards to support activities aimed at reducing potential loss of life, property and natural resources to wildfire. To be eligible for an award, applicants provided a brief description of the proposed project and how the State Farm award will fund that project…

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May is Fire Awareness Month in Idaho

By IdahoFirewise | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Proclamation by the Governor of Idaho, May has been declared Wildfire Awareness Month. Idaho Joined California, Nevada, and Oregon in their joint effort to declare May as Wildfire Awareness month in 2011. Over the years this partnership has grown considerably and has now become a solid movement, with 8 states partnering in the annual…

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Firewise Garden Opens to Educate Public about Defensible Space

By IdahoFirewise | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

TWIN FALLS • As Brett VanPaepeghem drives around neighborhoods, he notices most people aren’t as safe as they might believe. VanPaepeghem, who is the Boise-based southern Idaho project manager at Idaho Firewise, says homeowners often don’t put enough space between the shrubs and trees surrounding their homes. This can increase the risk of loss from…

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How to Report a Wildfire

By IdahoFirewise | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

First – Keep yourself safe. Depending on the size of the fire, it may not be wise to try to get a closer look. Get to a vantage point where you can gather valuable information to relay to the dispatcher. Then call 911. Location, Location, Location. Provide the dispatcher with as much information as possible (cross…

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SouthWest Idaho Wildfire Mitigation Forum to be held May 10th

By IdahoFirewise | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Southwest Idaho Wildfire Mitigation Forum is for agency and organization people who work for, and with, the public in the area of wildland fire education and mitigation. The forum focuses on coordinating and sharing wildfire mitigation, education and prevention strategies and information in order to build efficiencies through networking and creative partnerships. Wednesday, May 10,…

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