NFPA develops quiz to help property, homeowners prepare for wildfires

The National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities Program is offering a new online quiz entitled "Preparing Your Home for Wildfire Season," which was designed to help property owners and residents prepare their assets for wildfire season.

The quiz, which consists of 10 questions, was based on Firewise principles and tips the organization has gathered through the years.

"With many states now in wildfire season, the Firewise program focuses on simple ways individuals can take responsibility for preparing their own homes now before a wildfire threatens their community," said Firewise Program Manager Michele Steinberg. "Our quiz offers residents information to share with their neighbors and provides answers to commonly asked questions to help them get started."

Questions on the quiz hit topics on the areas of the home ignition zone, the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program, landscape maintenance, and others.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a number of regulations governing fire prevention, safety, and recovery. Make sure your home, business, and workers are protected from unexpected fires by using fire safety equipment including fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and fire escape systems.

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