Recent research has led to a greater understanding of how wildland fires ignite homes. By applying this new knowledge and using the latest approaches to address structure ignition concerns, we believe future WUI fire disasters can significantly be reduced.
Join NFPA at the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ (IAFC) Wildland Urban Interface Conference 2013 for a two-day workshop,Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ), which will help you identify hazards and reduce risks in the home ignition zone before a wildfire starts.
Here’s what you’ll learn in the workshop:
- A basic understanding of fire behavior and structure ignition from wildfires
- An understanding and competency in WUI interface fire mitigation
- An understanding of the risk assessment methods based on NFPA 1144: Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire
- How to identify corrective mitigation measures for residents to implement, to reduce the risk of ignition
- Safety measures for new construction and community design based on NFPA 1141: Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Suburban and Rural Areas
The pre-conference workshop will be held March 18 – 19.