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Firewise in California: webinar recording available online

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jul 20, 2012

           

On July 17, the California Fire Science Consortium hosted a panel of speakers to present "Firewise Communities: A Tool for WUI Residents," on a webinar. You can view it now on YouTube (above), or on the Consortium's website (coming soon). 

Phyllis Banducci with CAL FIRE and Katie Ziemann with the California Fire Safe Council discussed how their organizations partner to administer the Firewise Communities/USA Recognition Program within California. Pat Durland with Stone Creek Fire LLC provided information about the "Assessing Wildfire Risks in the Home Ignition Zone" workshops he coordinates on behalf of NFPA. There are three coming up this fall that anyone can participate in. 

I gave an overview of Firewise history and principles and demonstrated the Firewise Mapper tool that identifies recognized Firewise communities throughout the nation.

From my point of view, this webinar was a great opportunity for all presenters to educate viewers, answer questions, and demonstrate our collaboration and common goals in the pursuit of safer communities.

--Michele Steinberg

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