What's new in the WUI? Find out at Wildland Urban Interface 2015 in Reno!

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Jan 12, 2015

NFPA and its projects, programs and services will be well-represented at the upcoming IAFC conference, Wildland Urban Interface 2015. We're excited to be delivering our pre-conference two-day seminar, Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone, on March 22-23. Participants will be the first to enjoy our revised course, that will include an opportunity to earn a Certificate of Educational Achievement from NFPA.

On Tuesday the 24th, before the main events begin, NFPA staff will host a "What's New in the WUI" session from 10 to noon that will provide updates on our course offerings, codes and standards work, community engagement opportunities such as Wildfire Community Preparedness Day and more. NFPA will also honor the first Wildfire Mitigation Award winners along with IAFC and our partners with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

Staff will be on hand to talk to participants at our exhibit booth (#408) about our wildfire safety initiatives, and you'll also find out more about a special fire department survey on wildland fire needs that NFPA's Fire Analysis & Research group will soon launch. On Thursday the 26th, Firewise and Fire Adapted Communities Program Manager Lucian Deaton and I will present along with Rapid City (SD) Fire Lieutenant Tim Weaver on "Regulations in the WUI: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Code, Ordinance and Standard Adoption."

Don't miss this opportunity to interact with NFPA and IAFC staff and learn from the many experienced fire service professionals who will be in Reno! Check the IAFC conference web page for more details and to register for the pre-conference and main sessions.