The mission of the New Jersey Fire Safety Council is to achieve Municipal resiliency through wildfire preparedness and prevention efforts. These efforts are designed to protect residents, reduce property damage and conserve our natural resources. The New Jersey Fire Safety Council is a statewide organization that provides leadership, education, and support for Municipalities, other local boards and public officials, and seeks to form partnerships with other organizations to support and advocate for wildfire preparedness.
THE NORTHEAST REGIONAL STRATEGY COMMITTEE WEBSITE
The Northeast Regional Strategy Committee (NE RSC) provides executive leadership, coordination and guidance for implementation of the Northeast Regional Action Plan while providing a forum for members to recommend and guide joint strategic direction on fire and land management activities. This website contains numerous documents detailing the strategies and efforts from the Northeastern Committee.
Ready, Set, Go Program Website. The RSG! Program works in complimentary and collaborative fashion with Firewise and other existing wildland fire public education efforts. It amplifies their preparedness messages to individuals to better achieve the common goal we all share of fire-adapted communities. When firefighters encourage residents to take personal responsibility for preparing their property and family for WUI/wildland fire, residents become an active part of the solution to the problem of increasing fire losses.
The Nature Conservancy: Maintaining Fire's Natural Role (Website).
The Nature Conservancy works to maintain fire’s role where it benefits people and nature, and keep fire out of places where it is destructive.
Working with partners, they:
- Use and promote Integrated Fire Management as a way to serve the fire-related needs of people and nature.
- Develop software, maps and data through the TNC-LANDFIRE project, which supports conservation action planning by partners in the US Department of Interior via the national LANDFIRE Program.
- Conduct scientific assessments to understand the causes and consequences of altered fire behavior.
- Develop site-based solutions to maintain and restore habitats that require fire to exist.
- Advance laws and policies that conserve fire’s role in nature.
- Participate in the Fire Adapted Communities Coalition, which is working to help local communities in the U.S. assess their risk and take action to safely coexist with fire.
Firewise Communities Website. To save lives and property from wildfire, NFPA's Firewise Communities program teaches people how to adapt to living with wildfire and encourages neighbors to work together and take action now to prevent losses. We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire.
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Fire Adapted Communities Homepage. Every year thousands of wildfires burn millions of acres across the United States. It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. The Fire Adapted Communities website offers information and specific actions you can take, no matter what your role, to reduce your risk to the next wildfire.
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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Website.
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science, to make meaningful progress towards the three goals:
- Resilient Landscapes
- Fire Adapted Communities
- Safe & Effective Wildfire Response