NFPA Training Helps Community Members Prepare Homes and Businesses for Wildfires
On Sept. 13-14, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host Classroom Training Week at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about important wildfire safety and preparedness steps via interactive, redesigned NFPA® Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire Two-Day Classroom Training.
Unlike floods, hurricanes or earthquakes, there are simple and often inexpensive ways to make homes safer from wildfire. With a solid understanding of wildfire hazards and mitigation strategies, community residents can effectively decrease their risk of losing lives, homes, neighborhoods and natural resources to wildfire.
This classes’ wildfire-centric educational content is based on fire science research and emphasizes the importance of mitigation. With wildfires increasing in frequency and ferocity, it’s time to proactively address wildfire risks in your community. Change begins with a basic understanding of wildfire ignition, scientific considerations and mitigation actions. The “Assessing Structure Ignition Potential from Wildfire” training covers how homes and other buildings ignite during wildfires; and looks at wildfire behavior, structure exposure and the concept of the Home Ignition Zone. Participants will learn how to analyze wildfire risks and will emerge with actionable advice as a result of the activity-rich curriculum.
NFPA’s training is conducted by experienced wildland fire specialists, and focuses on both the physical and behavioral sciences behind successful wildfire mitigation. This course is the only national standardized training that offers factual solutions and modern day, hands-on reduction strategies.
To learn more about NFPA’s wildfire training course, continuing education units, a related wildfire mitigation specialist certification, or to register for the two-day training in Charlotte, visit www.nfpa.org/hiz. Government employees are offered a deeply discounted training rate. Below are the upcoming training dates and locations:
- July 19-20, San Francisco, CA
- September 13-14, Charlotte, NC
- October 4-5, Denver, CO
- December 13-14, Anaheim, CA
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