Firefighters who want to know more about how to protect homes from wildfire will have a chance to learn, free of charge. NFPA is again offering scholarships to fire service personnel to attend its two-day seminar, "Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire." DHS/FEMA has provided a Fire Prevention & Safety Grant to NFPA to cover registration, travel, meals and lodging for eligible participants. If your department has been looking for the opportunity to learn the most effective ways to help residents make changes to their homes to be more resilient in the event of a wildfire, now is your opportunity to attend!
The seminar will be offered at different locations across the country starting in March. It teaches attendees the science behind wildland fire property loss and how to advise property owners about effective mitigation measures to protect their homes. The scholarships are funded through a $413,000 DHS/FEMA grant, which covers not only participant registration and class materials, but also lodging, travel, and meals. Apply today for your opportunity to attend the first training opportunity in Irvine, California March 8-9th. Stay tuned for future HIZ training opportunities across the nation.