The loss of lives, homes and businesses in recent wildfires across the country serves as a sobering reminder of a fire's destructive effects. It is not a matter of "if" a wildfires strikes an area but when, and many residents are looking for more information about what they can do to reduce their risk before the next wildfire burns.
Now, we may be a wee-bit biased, but we think NFPA’s bi-annual Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference is the premier place for wildfire safety and preparedness education! Community leaders, researchers, insurance professionals, emergency responders, homeowners and others involved in wildfire issues can share their knowledge and best practices on key topics that they can then take back to their communities and workplaces.
That's why it's our pleasure to announce the 2015 Backyards & Beyond conference date and location is confirmed:
October 22-24, 2015 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Mark your calendars now and save the date!
Do you have a great story, experience or case study you would like to share at the 2015 conference? Submit your session proposals through NFPA's webpage. The deadline is Friday, August 29, 2014.
New to the world of Backyards & Beyond? Check out our website that provides videos, blogs, presentations and more from our 2013 conference in Salt Lake City. We think you'll find there's lots of great information there!
As we get more information about the 2015 conference including sessions and speakers, and all the great things you can do while visiting Myrtle Beach, we'll post it on the conference web page. Be sure to check back often. We look forward to seeing you there!