Boise Fire Department
News Release

Dennis Doan
Boise Fire Chief

Contact: Char Jackson
(208) 570-6548


Thursday, November 02, 2017

National Wildfire Safety Advocates Gather in Boise

The loss of lives, homes and businesses in recent U.S. wildfires serves as a sobering reminder of its destructive effects. Many Americans are looking for more information on what they can do to reduce their risk when the next wildfire burns.  To address this issue, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has invitedrepresentatives of more than 30 state forestry, land management and fire agencies, including the Boise Fire Department, to a workshop and two-day classroom training in Boise to learn:

  • The surprising facts about how homes ignite
  • How home and community preparedness can break the wildfire disaster cycle
  • Simple changes that homeowners can make to their property to make it ignition-resistant

When: Thursday, November 2 (until 12 pm)

Where: The Grove Hotel

245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise

*Call when arriving to make interview arrangements.*

Who: Cathy Prudhomme – NFPA Firewise USA Program Manager

Michele Steinberg – Manager, NFPA Wildfire Division

Jack Cohen – Fire Research Scientist, USDA Forest Service (retired)

Pat Durland – NFPA Adjunct Instructor; Principal, Stone Creek Fire LLC

Participants including state forestry wildfire specialists and others may also be available for interviews.

On-site contact: Michele Steinberg 617-590-9518

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at