NFPA Offers Wildfire Risk Assessment Workshops

Thursday, 29 March 2012

The National Fire Protection Association is offering a Two-Day Assessing Wildfire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone Workshop (HIZ) at several U.S. locations in 2012. The curriculum is aimed at fire service professionals, urban and state foresters, developers, community planners, insurance professionals, and others who are committed to understanding and learning about ways to reduce losses from these fires, and increasing wildfire risk awareness among residents and communities.

As part of the two-day course, the HIZ workshop incorporates NFPA 1141: Standard for Fire Protection Infrastructure for Land Development in Wildland, Rural and Suburban Areas and NFPA 1144: Standard for Reducing Structure Ignition Hazards from Wildland Fire as the basis for assessing these hazards and recommending appropriate mitigation measures to reduce damage and losses of homes, developments, communities, and subdivisions.

Fire Corps programs can assist their departments and communities in preparing for a potential wildfire. For more information and to register for the workshops, visit NFPA’s courses and training page on the Firewise web site.

About Firewise
The Firewise Communities Program encourages local solutions for wildfire safety by involving homeowners, community leaders, planners, developers, firefighters, and others in creating fire-adapted communities – places where people and property are safer from the risk of brush, grass, and forest fires. Firewise is a program of the National Fire Protection Association and co-sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, the US Department of the Interior, and the National Association of State Foresters.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s web site at www.nfpa.org for more information. 

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