Firewise's virtual workshop now on YouTube

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Aug 7, 2015

FW Urban Legends Workshop PosterYesterday’s virtual workshop was a great success, with over 100 participants learning from Pat Durland, as he put wildland urban legends to the test. 

If you missed the event, you can view the YouTube video of the workshop from its site page.  

We know that many Firewise Communities are hosting “watch parties” that will bring together residents to watch the workshop and share in discussion.  We encourage others to follow this example and use it as a great educational tool about wildfire risk. 

In the workshop, the combustibility of window drapes; the risk from aspen trees; vulnerabilities of wooden fences attached to the home; the use of pool water against ember fires; the strength of grass fires; and other topics were explored.  Great follow-up questions from the participants about ember casting, windows, vents, and fence ordinances added to the education from the hour workshop.

Learn from the virtual workshop and take any questions – or additional wildland urban legends you have heard – to Firewise’s Facebook page.  A question from Thursday is already up about ember casting.  Add to the discussion and make your community safer from wildfire today.