Firewise community concepts featured in California webinar

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jul 16, 2012

Please join me tomorrow, Tuesday July 17, for a free webinar, "Firewise Communities: A Tool for WUI Residents". Hosted by the California Fire Science Consortium, this one-hour online presentation will also feature  CAL FIRE's Phyllis Banducci, Katie Ziemann of the California Fire Safe Council, and Pat Durland, coordinator of NFPA's wildfire assessment training series and principal, Stone Creek Fire, LLC.  The event will begin at 11 a.m. Pacific Time.

The presentation will give an overview of the Firewise Communities/USA® Recognition Program administered by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, US Department of the Interior, the California Fire Safe Council, CAL FIRE and state forestry agencies across the U.S. This program is being used in California to help neighbors work together in high risk areas to achieve safer communities. Click here to register and learn more about how this program can help your community, as well as support and training that is available. I'll also be demonstrating the Firewise mapping tool to show where Firewise Communities/USA sites are in relation to active fires, and other community level information.

--Michele Steinberg