Recent workshop available for downloading on Firewise site 

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Jul 16, 2014

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The recent Understanding How Embers Ignite Roofs in a Wildland Fire – and how to Make Them More Survivable  workshop was recorded in its entirety, and is now available for downloading on the Online Courses and Education section of the Firewise site.

Included in the one-hour format is a presentation from Dr.Steve Quarles with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) and a series of “Ask an Expert” questions from participants. Video segments include a look inside the IBHS research lab in Richburg, South Carolina during one of their ember tests.

This unique learning format provides wildland/urban interface homeowners with information on how to make important mitigation modifications at their homes.

Comments from participants included:

"All in all a VERY worthwhile webinar by a real expert." – Bill T.

"It was a great webinar - thank you for sponsoring it. Looking forward to the next one!” – Nanci T.

"An excellent workshop" - Judy J.  

NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division is busy working on securing top subject matter experts for future “Ask an Expert” sessions.  Space is limited to 100 registrants. 

August's topic is: Mulch Combustibility – Choosing the Right Type for Your Wildland/Urban Interface Home.  In a recent questionnaire to recognized Firewise Communities, participants ranked this next topic as their second most desired. We're excited to have Dr. Stephen Quarles as the “Ask an Expert” for the August session too.  Pre-registration is available now.