Firewise principles for Utah residents: free wildfire safety workshop November 16

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Oct 29, 2013


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Do you live or work in the Salt Lake City area? Please join NFPA and itswildland fire staff, along with Utah’s wildfire mitigation experts , for a free, informative session following the Backyards & Beyond wildfire
education conference

From 1:30 to 4:30 on Saturday afternoon, November 16, Utah
residents, community leaders and emergency responders are welcome to
participate in this free presentation and open discussion about wildfire
safety. Learn first-hand how using Firewise principles can help make your home
and neighborhood safer
before a wildfire threatens your area.

Come away with practical action steps you can take around
your home and property to help it resist ignition from wildfire’s embers and
flames. As a participant, you will: 

Learn the basics of fire behavior and how homes ignite

    1. Find out what every Utah landowner should know about wildfire

    2. Discover practical strategies to use on and around your home to
      reduce ignition potential

    3. Understand how your
      neighborhood can earn national recognition as a Firewise


If you’ve got a burning question, make sure to add it for lively discussion! Just submit it to NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division  no later than November 1 and we’ll make sure to address it on the 16th.


The workshop will take place at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, 150 W. 500 S, and seating is limited. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about wildfire safety in your area. Please contact Linda Coyle at lcoyle@nfpa.org  or 617.984.7486 and sign up today! 

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