Join us tomorrow as wildland urban legends are put to the test!

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Nov 16, 2016

Tomorrow, Firewise’s wildland “urban legends” will be put to the test. This virtual workshop will be on Thursday, November 17, at 3 pm EST (1 pm MST).


There is still time to register for this exciting, “ask an expert” event.


Do curtains ignite due to radiant heat before the glass breaks? Are composite materials noncombustible? Can I protect my home with swimming pool water? Firefighters will pass by your home if you haven’t created defensible space.



Wildfire expert Pat Durland will determine truth or myth 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.


We have received some great myths from registered attendees. Join us tomorrow, November 17, at 3 pm EST (1 pm MST) as they are put to the test.

(Photo Credits: Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, IBHS)