Lessons from Fort McMurray: wildfire science consortium hosts webinar

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Mar 14, 2017

Our friends at the California Fire Science Consortium are hosting a webinar this week covering lessons from Fort McMurray. One of Canada's largest and most damaging wildfires to date, the May 2016 event in the province of Alberta has resulted in many lessons for residents, business owners and policymakers. This free webinar will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11 am Pacific Daylight Time (2 pm Eastern).


Visit the California Fire Science Consortium webinar page to learn more about the context of this presentation, the presenter, Dr. Mike Flannigan at the University of Alberta, and to find out more about upcoming events and view recordings of past webinars.


For more about this historic wildfire, check out the web page of Canada's Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, where several studies are published, or attend NFPA's Conference & Expo on Tuesday, June 6, to catch Alan Westhaver's presentation, "Why Some Homes Survived: Learning from the Fort McMurray Wildland/Urban Interface Disaster."