Learn from a new international webinar series focusing on wildfire risk

Blog Post created by luciandeaton Employee on May 29, 2020

Beginning on June 3rd, the European Union funded PyroLife Research Program will host a series of insightful webinars every Wednesday through July 22nd.  Each webinar will explore themes of global challenges from wildfire, how communities are adapting, the experiences from traditionally and non-traditionally wildfire prone countries in Europe, and the impact of wildfire in its societal context. 


For US audiences, these webinars are in the mid-morning eastern-time, are presented in English, and are free with registration.   The individual Wednesday webinars will include two speakers presenting on different topics, with question and answer periods following each presentation.  You can sign up for the them on the PyroLife events page and please consider attending them all. 


The kick-off webinar in the series will be on Wednesday, June 3, at 10am ET / 4pm CET.  Learn more about the topics and speakers for this and the other webinars.


PyroLife is the first large scale and integrated doctoral training program focused on wildfires, globally.  NFPA is engaged in this effort, providing structural risk reduction information and knowledge and will host some of the program’s PhD’s to further their wildfire structural risk research from the American wildland urban interface context.  


NFPA’s Director of Applied Research, Birgitte Messerschmidt, highlighted the start of this program’s work in the March NFPA Journal Research column.  PyroLife shares that it is, “…an Innovative Training Network bringing together universities, research institutes, forest centers, laboratories, public companies, SMEs, emergency services and NGOs across the world to train researchers to doctorate level.”


Photo Credit: PyroLife webinar series banner image, pulled 29 May 2020


As we navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

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