November's virtual workshop will test wildland "urban legends"

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Oct 17, 2016

Register today to see Firewise's wildland "Urban Legends" put to the test on Thursday, November 17, at 3 pm EST (1 pm MST).


Radiant-Heat-Test_IBHS-2.jpgWill mulch spontaneously combust in the heat?  Are Firewise principles less effective in high wind areas?   Are tile roofs safe from embers?  Do curtains ignite due to radiant heat before the glass breaks? 


Join us on November 17th as these and other wildfire and home safety myths and beliefs are again put to the test.


Wildfire expert Pat Durland will determine truth or falsehood to questions we all have, drawing upon current research and his long career as a smoke jumper, wildland firefighter, policy maker, insurance consultant, and wildfire educator. 


The virtual workshop will help you take lessons and answers back to those questions and myths raised by residents and practitioners alike.  The workshop will also help your own wildfire outreach planning and mitigation knowledge.  


Do you have a wildland “urban legend” you have heard or wonder about? Please share it with us at and we’ll put it to the test in November's virtual workshop. 


Photo Credit: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety