The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA’s) Wildland Fire Operations Division and Firewise Communities Program has opened registration for the 2011 Backyards and Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference.
Registration for the ever-popular 2-day Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone Workshop and Conference is available online, through the mail, by fax or phone. Visit NFPA’s registration page for more information.
The workshop will be presented Tuesday and Wednesday, October 25 – 26 by Jack Cohen, Research Physical Scientist, USDA Forest Service and Gary Marshall, Firewise Regional Advisor.
The Backyards and Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference will be held Thursday, October 27 through Saturday, October 29, 2011, at the DoubleTree Hotel Denver, Colorado offering over 50 breakout sessions in five educational tracks. The conference offers a unique opportunity to build relationships and explore key issues, and brings together leading wildland fire experts, Firewise® community representatives, community planners, civic leaders, homeowners and residents, insurance professionals, landscape architects and others to share best-practices that can be taken back to communities or the workplace.
-Cheryl Blake, Firewise Publications Manager
For more information and future updates on the 2011 Backyards and Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference, please visit our Firewise Communities Blog.