The International Association of Fire Chief's annual Wildland Urban Interface Conference is quickly approaching and we hope to see you there! Held March 26-28 in Reno, Nevada, the WUI Conference is a great way to connect with other wildland fire professionals and get the latest information on advancements in the field.
NFPA will once again have a strong representation, eager to meet and speak with you. On Tuesday, 3/26, you can connect with staff in a couple of ways:
- In the morning, representatives from Firewise USA®, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and Ready, Set, Go (RSG) will lead a workshop: Putting It All Together: Leveraging National Fire Adaptation Programs to Maximize Community Risk Reduction. During this interactive session you will learn about strategies for using each resource and how they compliment each other, and will have an opportunity discuss what might work best for your organization.
- In the afternoon get your knowledge on with NFPA's Wildfire staff at What's New in the WUI. This interactive session with the audience focuses on and provides guidance to their work in capturing resident risk reduction data, professional development, insurance engagement, community risk assessment and reduction, and international wildfire outreach.
- Kick off your evening with us at the welcome reception in the exhibit hall! Staff will be available to discuss our wildfire preparedness programs and campaigns, related codes and standards, and resources available to help you engage with your residents and community.
We'll be around through the rest of the conference, available at the booth and attending education sessions.
Can't attend but want to stay on top of what is going on? You can follow the Firewise USA® Follow our staff as they share their WUI Reno experience: Michele Steinberg is @Michele_NFPA, Lucian Deaton is @Lucian_NFPA, and Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan is @meganfitz34