While the warm weather reminds us it's summer, some of us here at NFPA are already setting our sights on an exciting fall season, including our Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This year's conference, which runs October 22 - 24, promises to be a special one. Will you be joining us? Then register today and take advantage of early bird pricing! Deadline is September 18.
As a participant, you'll have the chance to attend many of the nearly 50 education sessions that touch on topics important to you such as community safety approaches and strategies, the latest wildfire mitigation tools, wildfire planning and suppression, and current social and ecological research affecting those living in wildfire prone areas.
And the conference is not only a great place to learn all you can about wildfire mitigation and safety, you'll have a fun time doing it, too. Share lessons learned with your peers, meet community leaders, homeowners, researchers, insurance professionals and many others who, like you, care about wildfire issues and are working hard to make a positive difference in their communities and where they work. Any way you slice it, the Backyards & Beyond conference is the premier wildfire safety event that you don't want to miss!
As you prepare to register, consider the following:
* Download the conference brochure, which highlights sessions special presentations. It's a great way to get all of our event information in one place.
* Take a look at the 2013 conference held in Salt Lake City including session presentations that are available to download. In the weeks ahead, keep an eye out for videos and blog posts we'll highlight from the 2013 event that we know will get you in the spirit and encourage you to attend this year.
* Watch our latest video below that features Michele Steinberg, wildland fire division manager, who provides an overview of the great sessions you can attend and guests you'll meet!
Finally, take a minute to review the Backyards & Beyond webpage to get the latest information on this year's event. Stay tuned to our Fire Break blog over the next few weeks and months as we highlight key sessions and speakers, and talk about the great many things you can do while you're in Myrtle Beach. Got questions? Reach out to our Wildland Fire Operations Division staff who are always happy to help.
What are you waiting for? Register today! We look forward to seeing you South Carolina!