Power of Embers workshop covers leading cause of wildfire home loss

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Jul 20, 2016


Join this year's first live Firewise program Ask an Expert virtual workshop and you’ll be anxiously awaiting the entire five-month series. The inaugural 2016 session happens Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm MDT. Each free session delivers a conference quality, free learning opportunity for wildfire stakeholders at all levels. Participation connects you with leading researchers and practitioners in an interactive format that closes with a Q & A where attendees can directly ask the featured Ask an Expert guest their most burning questions.


Power of Embers leads the July thru November calendar with featured guest Steve Quarles, PH.D., from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety’s (IBHS) Research Center. It’ll be an insightful look at why ember attacks are the leading cause of home loss in wildfires; along with information on the vulnerable little things that can be ignited around the home.


Advance registration is required. Be a part of this knowledge packed hour and you may be selected to ask Dr. Quarles an ember related question.


2016 Calendar

Workshop #1 - Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm MDT:  Power of Embers with Steve Quarles, PH.D., IBHS Research Center

Workshop #2 - Tuesday, August 16 at 1pm MDT:  Home Ignition Zone

Workshop #3 - Thursday, September 15 at Noon MDT:  Understanding Insurance in the Wildland Urban Interface

Workshop #4 - Tuesday, October 11 at 11am MDT:  Community Risk Reduction Success Stories

Workshop #5 - Wednesday, November 9 at 1pm MDT:  Wildland Urban Legends