2013 wildland fire education conference and workshop

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
National Fire Protection Association, Backyards and Beyond project) (NFPA)
Date:
12-16 Nov 2013
Location:
United States of America (Salt Lake City, UT)
Venue:
Sheraton Hotel

Wildland fires are a serious threat to lives and property in the U.S. In the past decade, wildfires have burned over 59 million acres of land. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 2011 saw one of the worst fire seasons in decades, with close to 9 million acres burned. Decreasing fire risk in the WUI is a huge challenge, but NFPA continues to work with organizations across the country and around the globe to raise awareness of wildfire and what communities can do to help lower their risk of damage.

In Salt Lake City for the 5th Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference, November 14-16, you can share your knowledge, build relationships, explore key issues and learn about important wildfire mitigation tools and resources to help you and your community prepare for and adapt to living with wildfire. This event brings together a diverse audience of leading wildfire experts, Firewise community representatives, community planners, civic leaders, homeowners and residents, insurance professionals, landscape architects and others, and offers attendees a chance to network with like-minded professionals and share best-practices that they can take back to their communities and workplaces.

See a list of education sessions and featured presentations. Education tracks at this event will include:

  • Community safety Approaches and Strategies
  • Home Construction & Landscape Design
  • Research (Physical, Social, Ecology and Environmental)
  • Wildfire Planning, Suppression & Operations

A pre-conference workshop, Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone, will be offered November 12-13 with instructors, Jack Cohen, Physical Research Scientist, USDA Forest Service, and Pat Durland, President and Wildland Fire Consultant, Stone Creek Fire.


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Event fee

2-day workshop: $295; 2-day workshop and conference: $740; Conference only: $495

What is included in the event fee

The HIZ Workshop will provide continental breakfast and lunch Tuesday and Wednesday; the Conference will provide continental breakfast and lunch Thursday and Friday and continental breakfast on Saturday.

Target audience

Participants will come from all over the U.S., as well as from Australia, Canada, Greece, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. They include residents of wildfire-prone areas, staff of forestry and land management agencies, homeowner associations, community planners, fire and emergency responders, GIS specialists, landscape archi-tects, insurance professionals, researchers and educators.


How to register

There are 4 ways to register:

  • Register online
  • Call +1 6177703000
  • Mail the complete registration form and payment to: NFPA Order Entry, 11 Tracy Drive, Avon, MA 02322-9908
  • Complete the registration form and fax to +1 5088958301


Keywords

Themes:
Climate Change, Community-based DRR, Insurance & Risk Transfer
Hazards:
Wild Fire
Countries:
United States of America
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