http://nfpa.typepad.com/fireservicetoday/www.nfpa.org/backyardsandbeyondhttp://www.nfpa.org/itemDetail.asp?categoryID=2152&itemID=50360&URL=Training/Backyards%20and%20BeyondThe Technical Committee on Forest and Rural Fire Protection will be holding a Report on Comments meeting for NFPA 1144, Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire, in October 2011. The meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado prior to this year’s Backyards & Beyond® Wildland Fire Conference. NFPA 1144 contains many of principles and practices utilized by the Firewise® Communities Program, as well as the course subject matter for the "Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone" workshop.
NFPA 1144’s Report on Proposals will be available at the end of June and the document will be open for public comment until August 30, 2011. Get involved with the NFPA process by submitting a public comment and then come on out to the Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Conference to sit in on the “Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone” workshop, meet the members of the Technical Committee, and speak with industry experts. The pre-conference workshop is being held October 25-26, 2011 and the conference will run from October 27-29, 2011. Make sure to mark your calendars for the event. I look forward to seeing you there!