Firewise Communities Program collaborates with IAFC on WUI 2012 Conference

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Mar 7, 2012
WUI Conference 2012
Each year, NFPA participates in the Wildland Urban Interface conference in Reno, Nevada for the opportunity to meet with fire chiefs and company officers, federal and state wildland fire agency personnel, wildland firefighters, fire marshals, land use planners and fire ecology researchers and analysts, all who join together to discuss problems and solutions related to the suppression, mitigation and education of today’s toughest challenges in the wildland-urban interface.

Pre-conference training and certification classes take place March 25 – 27, including NFPA’s “Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone” workshop, taught by Pat Durland of Stone Creek Fire LLC. For details and to register, visit the conference webpage.

Molly Mowery, NFPA’s Project Manager, Pam Leschak, WUI Program Manager for the U.S. Forest Service and Joe Stutler, Chief County Forester for Deschutes County, will present “Fire Adapted Community Tools” on Wednesday, March 28th at 11:00 am. Join them as they discuss the Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Initiative:  what it is, and how your community can create one.

You can also visit the NFPA Firewise Communities Program booth and visit staff in the exhibit hall starting Tuesday, March 27.

For the full schedule of events and registration information, download the WUI 2012 Conference brochure.