Registration for October’s Firewise Virtual Workshop is now open. The Thursday, October 23 session, Improving Access for Wildland Firefighters features Jeremy Keller as this month’s Ask an Expert presenter and is scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30pm eastern daylight time. This topic will be of great interest to multiple stakeholders including: homeowners, Firewise Community/USA recognized site coordinators, emergency managers, community planners and insurance professionals.
Session participants will discover how modifications can increase a driveway’s accessibility for firefighting apparatus, the importance of address visibility, information on what fire personnel look for when making decisions on which homes may be defendable; along with simple tips on how homeowners can help firefighters prior to evacuating. This unique learning format provides wildland/urban interface homeowners and stakeholders with information on how to implement important actions at homes with a wildland fire risk.
The one-hour agenda includes a thirty minute informational presentation followed by a thirty minute “Ask an Expert” component where questions related to the session’s topic are answered in the live format. Registrants are encouraged to submit a question for the Ask the Expert component – to be considered submissions must be received by Monday, October 13 at 8am EDT. To submit your question send an email with the question you want to ask to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month’s guest presenter Jeremy Keller brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the session. He's a certified forester, both a wildland and structural firefighter, fire officer, fire instructor and fire & life safety educator; and he has a bachelor’s degree in fire administration, and also a bachelor’s and master’s degree in natural resources management.
The series of virtual workshops provides an opportunity for stakeholders to attend a live, no-charge, sixty minute interactive educational module, with the option of downloading the full session at a future date and time. Previous sessions were limited to the first 100 registrants, but in response to increased demand a new platform has been acquired that will now accommodate an unlimited sized audience. Transcripts are also available for each session.
To register, or access the recorded workshops visit firewise.org.