CFSI Conference, FPE Seminar: Preparing to Better Manage and Respond to Wildfire
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Washington Hilton Hotel, Columbia Hall 5
FPE is hosting a seminar at the Congressional Fire Services Institute on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Washington, D.C.
Preparing to Better Manage and Respond to Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface:
Fire Adapted Communities
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Columbia Hall 5, Washington Hilton
Wildfires continue to increase, leaving a swath of destruction across many parts of our country. These fires pose increased risks to firefighters and citizens and destroy any property in their path. Recent disasters, such as the Chimney Tops 2 fire in Tennessee and the California wildfires, demonstrate just how devastating fires in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) can be when wildland fuels and homes intersect. The presenters will cover the concept of fire-adapted communities, outlining how departments and local communities can prepare for the next disaster. Examples of best practices from communities around the country will be presented that demonstrate how these approaches can be incorporated into local policy.
*This seminar is eligible for 0.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Columbia Southern University.
Panelists: Dr. Michael Gollner, University of Maryland
Chief Kathy Clay, Jackson Hole (WY) Fire/EMS
Dr. Albert Simeoni, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Michele Steinberg, National Fire Protection Association
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