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NFPA and Green Builder Media's webinar on wildfire mitigation for buildings and communities now available on demand

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Aug 21, 2015

Green Builder Media hosted a webinar this past week to help builders, remodelers, architects and consumers make better choices in design and materials that are environmentally sound, and safer from wildfire.

The webinar, “Building Safer in Natural Areas – Firewise and Wildland Fire,” was presented by Michele Steinberg, NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division Manager, who discussed concepts and techniques around siting, designing, building and maintaining homes and neighborhoods to resist ignition from wildland fire. Additionally, she explained how Firewise techniques can help reduce exposure to wildfire threat.

Research has shown that well-built homes and well-designed landscapes are much more likely to survive a wildfire. The building and design community has a lot to offer to help solve the challenge of home destruction in a wildfire. This is important information because the U.S. Forest Service has confirmed that wildfire seasons are increasing in length and intensity. 

This webinar is now available for viewing if you missed it, or want to watch again! 

 

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