Free webinar explores wildfire embers and structure ignition

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Dec 4, 2013

The California Fire Science Consortium hosts Dr. Sam Manzello, a research scientist in the Fire Research Division of the National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) for a free webinar tomorrow (Thursday, December 5) on the impacts of wind-driven firebrand showers, which are a major cause of structural ignition in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires.

To address this problem, a new firebrand research area targeted on quantifying structure vulnerabilities to wind-driven firebrand showers has been developed. This type of firebrand research has never possible prior to the development of the NIST Firebrand Generator, also referred to as the NIST Dragon. The presentation will include a discussion of ongoing workshop activities as well as some challenges for future WUI research.

Register now through the California Fire Science Consortium (click here) for this informative discussion at 11 am (Pacific) on Thursday, December 5.