Michele Steinberg

Fire chiefs' wildland/urban interface fire conference to feature NFPA seminar on home ignition zone hazard evaluation

Blog Post created by Michele Steinberg Employee on Feb 15, 2016

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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