Kent Nelson

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About the Firewise Communities Program

Brush, grass or forest fires don’t have to be disasters. The National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA) Firewise Communities program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in the effort to protect people and property from wildfire risks.
The program is co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.
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.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s website at for more information.

The Firewise State Liaisons are appointed by the state forestry/fire agency to serve as the point of contact for Firewise in their states.

Contact Kent Nelson

Maine Forest Service
Fire Prevention Specialist/Firewise State Liaison
18 Elkins Lane
22 State House Station Harlow Building
Augusta, Maine  04333
Phone: 207-287-4989
Fax: 207-287-8422


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Maine

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