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Wildland fires can be catastrophic for forests but also for homeowners and their property.  Fires are often caused by natural factors, but by far, the largest cause of wildfires is man-related.  Learning about wildfire prevention and what you can do to help will reduce the number of fires.  Preventing forest fires is everyone’s responsibility!  The Northeast Forest Fire Protection Commission's Prevention and Education Working Team (PEWT) offers several ways to take part.  See the Prevention section for more information.



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FIREWISE HOMEOWNER ASSESSMENT

Rhode Island DEM, Division of Forest Environment, Forest Fire Program recently developed a Firewise Homeowner Assessment form that homeowners can print or fill out online and send directly back to Forest Fire staff. This is a wildland fire risk rating form for homeowners. The rating considers a home’s structural integrity, landscaping and access. The final rating should inform and educate the homeowner how at risk their home and property is to a wildland fire event and what steps they can take to reduce the risk.




INTERNATIONAL WILDFIRE PREVENTION WORKSHOP

The International Wildfire Prevention Workshop will be held virtually Sept 8 – 9, 2021. Please consider registering now. The event is free and will feature a lot of excellent speakers and opportunities to network.


International Wildfire Prevention Workshop Registration, Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite




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