New Wildland Fire Assessment Program Workshop Available at FRI, August 16

Are you attending Fire-Rescue International in Chicago this year? If so, REGISTER TODAY for the Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) workshop that will be held on August 16.

WFAP is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Volunteer Fire Council to provide departments with training on how to properly conduct assessments for homes located in the wildland-urban interface. This is the first program targeted to volunteers that specifically prepares a firefighter or a non-emergency department volunteer for how to conduct an assessment and what to look for during an assessment, as well as provides departments with the printed materials they may need to determine how close they are to becoming a fire-adapted community.

This is a four-part, train-the-trainer course that covers the following topics: understanding the wildland-urban interface (WUI) problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources. Students will be able to take the classroom information, along with a toolkit and supplemental resources, back to their respective departments and teach personnel how to properly conduct a home assessment for residents living in the WUI.

Class Information
Date:
 August 16, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Hyatt McCormick (rooms are connected to McCormick Place)
Room: Grant Park B

Register for this class at https://wfap.wufoo.com/forms/wildland-fire-assessment-program-workshop-fri/. Attendance is limited to 30 students. Questions? Email Lori Moon at lmoon@nvfc.org.

Visit http://www.nvfc.org/programs/wildland-fire-assessment-program for more information about WFAP.

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