Backyards and Beyond

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What past attendees are saying

"It was very rewarding to hear people talking about their projects and sharing ideas. I came home charged up and ready to share what I learned."

Russ Hobbs, Chief, Kittitas County Fire District 7

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The loss of lives, homes and businesses in recent wildfires across California, Arizona and Colorado and in many other states around the country serves as a sobering reminder of the destructive effects of wildfire. It is not a matter of if a wildfires strikes an area but when, and many residents are looking for more information about what they can do to reduce their risk when the next wildfire burns.

NFPA’s bi-annual Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference is a great place for community leaders, researchers, insurance professionals, emergency responders, homeowners and others involved in wildfire safety and preparedness to share their knowledge and best practices on key wildfire issues that they can then take back to their communities and workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weather-related crisis in South Carolina, as participants, you may have concerns about our upcoming Backyards & Beyond conference on October 22 - 24. We have been in touch with the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel who say they have not been affected by the storm. NFPA still plans to hold the conference. We will continue to monitor the situation in Myrtle Beach and will update you with any changes prior to the event date. If you have additional questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact the NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division at +1 617 984-7486.

NFPA's Michele Steinberg talks to NFPA’s Dan Gorham, a fire protection engineer, about his wildfire research and upcoming presentations at Backyards & Beyond.
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