Wildfire myths put to the test

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on Nov 21, 2016

Last Thursday’s final virtual workshop
for 2016 was a success, with over 180 people joining Firewise on the Webinars On Air site and YouTube to hear 15 wildland urban legends put to the test.


Wildfire expert Pat Durland drew upon his long career as a smoke jumper, wildland firefighter, policy maker, insurance consultant, and wildland fire educator to explain myth, truth, and a few, “it depends”.


Along with the myth testing, Pat explained why certain myths persist and how to balance prescriptive vs. performance standards when talking with residents at risk to wildfire.


The virtual workshop is now available online and we encourage you to share it with neighbors and colleagues alike.


Also, keep an eye on FireBreak in the coming months as 2017’s Firewise educational outreach is shared.