Wildfire threatens a home near Possum Kingdom, Texas
Wildland fires are a serious threat to lives and property in the U.S. The combination of drought, mild temperatures, high winds and an excess of dried vegetation in forests and grasslands has made fire seasons progressively worse over the past 50 years. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program is a process that empowers neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. State Farm has provided grants for communities to prepare for another potentially deadly wildfire season. To learn more about preparing your community or home, visit www.firewise.org.