Are there any trainings or certifications I should look for when consulting with wildfire experts?

Blog Post created by michelesteinberg Employee on Aug 16, 2019


Valerie Ziavras, Engineer and Staff Liaison for NFPA 1 and Michele Steinberg, Director of NFPA’s Wildfire Division teamed up in this recent NFPA Live session. They discussed today’s growing risk of wildfire disasters and the resources available in both NFPA’s educational material and its standards, including NFPA 1, Fire Code, Chapter 17, Wildland Urban Interface.


They highlighted how AHJs can perform risk assessments and share information about ways to reduce wildfire ignition risk through safer site design, construction, and maintenance for homes and commercial structures.


Val and Michele received this follow-up question from a member during their live Q&A on this topic.


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