Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards (one-day course)

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WUI residents (more than one) have exclaimed, "Finally all this WUI information makes sense!"

A veteran North Carolina state forestry ranger says, "After 30 years in the wildfire business, this information has changed my thinking and the way I do home wildfire assessments!"

"Great information, it makes you think about what is most likely to happen!" – Local firefighter

"The course is a must for all. It gets people started on the right track. The home ignition problem is complex and different each time," says a California wildland firefighter.

A less technical course that provides a thorough overview of how homes ignite from wildfire, and an introduction to the home ignition zone concept and Firewise principles, and actions residents can take to harden homes from wildfire ignitions. This one-day training is a great introductory course for organization and agency staff who are not able to participate in the two-day course in addition to community stakeholders, residents and anyone interested in learning about wildfire hazards and the actions they can implement to reduce potential wildfire losses.

Fire service professionals, wildfire mitigation specialists, urban and state foresters, developers, community planners, insurance professionals, wildland/urban interface residents and stakeholders, community advocates and leaders, and others who want to develop an understanding of the principles of wildfire loss and effective mitigation actions.

Class size
35 – 40 participants

Materials and Agenda
In addition to expert instruction and an increased level of knowledge of wildfire, you’ll receive a guide containing the program presentation, Firewise and Fire Adapted Community (FAC) information and printed materials, and an NFPA Training Certificate. During the course, you will be able to participate in a variety of step-by-step exercises and collaborative problem solving activities. Easy-to-follow diagrams, illustrations, assessment tools and more will be available for you to take home and start using today.

Attendees can earn 1.4 CEUs for the two-day workshop and .7 CEUs for the one-day workshop. CFEs from The Society of American Foresters can also be requested.

Contract options
Organizations can choose between two options:

Exclusive on-site contract – This option allows a fire department, agency or company to bring this training to a location of their choice and host a session exclusively for their team members, employees or other invited guests. NFPA provides the instructors, student materials, evaluations and certificates, and also handles shipping and instructor logistics. The host organization provides the location, in addition to any lodging needs for employees/guests, in addition to the LCD projector, screen, podium and refreshments if desired.

Shared on-site contract –This option allows your local agency and NFPA to partner in offering this training. The host organization provides the location, projector, computer/LCD projector, screen, podium, and refreshments, and identifies lodging (if needed) near the workshop site. NFPA provides the instructors, student materials and certificates, and will help with registration and promotion of the course, in addition to processing the registrations if needed.

If you have any questions, please contact: Pat Durland, Stone Creek Fire LLC, phone: +1 208 869-1755

NFPA encourages all organizations to plan the training at least 60 days in advance of the course date.

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