By NFPA's Faith Berry
Are you looking to update your wildfire preparedness knowledge? Do you want to meet some prominent wildfire preparedness educators from across the nation? Do you want to know what the latest research tells us about how best to prepare homes, communities and fire departments before a wildfire event? Then the Backyards & Beyond Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is the place to be this fall.
If you register by September 18th your registration fees will be $150 lower. Now is the time to reserve your spot for this premier national event sponsored by the NFPA. You can view the Backyards & Beyond conference brochure to see what featured presentations, education sessions and new classes will be offered. I am excited about NFPA's updated Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone training and the new GIS class being offered by ESRI this year as pre-conference seminars.
If you are in the business of providing wildfire risk mitigation products or services for communities and fire departments, the Backyards & Beyond conference is the place to share information about what you have to offer. There are limited exhibit spaces available, so it is important that you secure your spot soon.
Backyards & Beyond is a nationally recognized event that you don’t want to miss! Past attendees, like Chief Mitch Floyd of Towns County Fire Corps in Georgia, testify to the value of conference attendance: "I don't think I have ever heard the WUI problem framed as well as was done by the (Backyards & Beyond) conference speakers. I especially thought the long term financial impact was an eye-opening element that should be pitched much harder, especially to the politicians."
Come and find out what the Backyards & Beyond Conference can do for you and how you can learn to take action that will make a difference as we have a Year of Living Less Dangerously from Wildfire.