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HIZcollageFirefighters, land managers and community safety advocates all flock to the annual IAFC WUI Conference in Reno, Nevada, every March. NFPA's a long-standing proud partner with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and continues to offer its premier wildfire mitigation seminar as a pre-conference training opportunity.

Register now for the two-day Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone seminar that runs March 6-7 at the Peppermill Resort. and learn the latest science behind how homes ignite during wildfire and what can be done to significantly reduce potential losses. Students will receive expert instruction and training materials packed with diagrams, illustrations and assessment tools, including the latest editions of NFPA 1141 and NFPA 1144. Students wishing to demonstrate their proficiency with understanding the seminar topics can opt to earn a Certificate of Educational Achievement after the seminar is over, by taking an exam for a nominal fee. And the value to you in your work? As one recent student who works as a wildfire mitigation specialist put it, "I thought I was going to get a checklist but instead I got an understanding of a process that I can apply anywhere!" 

Participants who attend this seminar and stay for the full conference program get another benefit - a free pre-conference session on Tuesday, March 8 covering "What's New in the WUI," from NFPA. Attendees will learn what's upcoming and new in the arena of public preparedness education, professional development, and codes & standards for wildfire safety, and hear an update on key research that involves fire departments dealing with wildland fire hazards.

Don't miss this great opportunity to learn, network and achieve your professional education goals. Check the IAFC WUI Conference website for details on how to register.

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Firefighters, land managers and community safety advocates all flock to the annual IAFC WUI Conference in Reno, Nevada, every March. NFPA's been a proud partner with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and continues to offer its premier wildfire mitigation seminar as a pre-conference training opportunity.

Register now for the two-day Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone seminar that runs March 6-7 at the Peppermill Resort. 

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Activities implemented during national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day that increase wildfire awareness, reduce risks, or address post-fire impacts are eligible to apply for a $500 project funding award. A total of 125 awards will be provided. To be considered, applications must be submitted by Sunday, February 28 at 11:59pm EST. Monetary support for the project awards was generously provided by State Farm.

Applying for a project funding award is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete. Applicants will provide a brief overview that outlines the project’s details and its resulting benefits, along with a description of how, where and who will be implementing the activity on Saturday, May 7, 2016.

After submitting an application participants are encouraged to solicit support for their project from friends, family and neighbors by asking them to vote for their favorite project using the “Voting” feature on WildfirePrepDay.org and also on the Firewise Facebook page. An NFPA panel will review applications and select the 125 funding recipients. A project’s total # of votes will be considered in NFPA's final determination of the applications selected to receive a funding award. View the official rules here. Recipients will be announced by Thursday, March 3, 2016. 

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an opportunity to participate in risk reduction or preparedness activities that contribute to making a community more wildfire resilient.

Visit WildfirePrepDay.org and check out the free resources and materials that can be used to promote activities.There’s even an extensive list of potential project ideas to help get you started, or browse through the 2015 project photo album. Start coordinating a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day project/event today!  

 

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