FIRESafe MARIN, with partners Mill Valley Fire Department and Sleepy Hollow Fire Protection District, will offer FREE Firewise workshops May 14 and June 11, 2016 to all Marin residents.
The full day courses, "Assessing Residential Wildfire Hazards," provide an understanding of Firewise concepts and techniques for homeowners, residents, real estate professionals, landscape architects, emergency professionals, urban and state foresters, developers, community planners, insurance professionals and others who will benefit from understanding how to prevent losses from wildfire.
May 14, 2016 (Mill Valley Community Center, Mill Valley)
June 11, 2016 (Sleepy Hollow Community Center, San Anselmo)
June 11, 2016 (Mill Valley Community Center)
These free workshops will cover:
Courses are taught by expert presenters from the National Fire Protection Association's Firewise Communities Program.
Module 1 The Wildfire Threat: Perceptions versus Reality Provides a summary of the major issues that contribute to wildland/urban fire losses in the U.S., the characteristics of Wildland/Urban areas and the myths of wildfires and their impact on dealing with this issue.
Module 2 Understanding Wildland/Urban Fire Discusses the history, context, and sequence of Wildland/Urban fire disasters, the science and research of how landscape fires ignite homes, advances in reducing wildfire exposure and the characteristics of the Home Ignition Zone (HIZ).
Module 3 Identifying and Mitigating Wildfire Hazards Identifies the elements that define the Home Ignition Zone. Examination of structural and vegetative wildfire hazards in the HIZ (class exercise) and the social aspects of understanding and applying mitigation actions before wildfire emergencies.
Module 4 Firewise Communities/USA®: From Residences to Communities Summarizes wildfire mitigation successes and the steps involved in moving from individual residences to the Firewise Communities/ USA® Recognition program.
Earn CEUs | Each attendee will earn .7 valuable CEUs that will keep them up-to-date on their training. NFPA On-Site Workshops are accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training, (IACET), the industry standard for quality and excellence in professional development programs. Society of American Foresters CFE credits will be available.