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Ask An Expert Firewise Virtual Workshop Series

Hour-long workshops designed to connect wildland fire stakeholders with subject matter experts.

The Firewise virtual workshop series provides conference quality, free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders, by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live interactive format. Each session is an hour-long and features a wildfire related topic that closes with questions received directly from participants.

Register for September's free virtual workshop

Understanding Insurance in the Wildland Urban Interface, Thursday, September 15, 2 pm EDT (12 pm MDT)
Carole Walker, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

Homeowner’s insurance policies for residences located in wildfire prone areas are often misunderstood by the policy holder. Discover what insurance companies know about your property, how they make policy related decisions and most importantly how to ensure your policy is all you think it is when a wildfire strikes. Participating in this hour-long session is a must for homeowners and all other wildfire stakeholders.

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2016 calendar

  • Thursday, September 15 - Understanding Insurance in the Wildland Urban Interface, 2 pm EDT (12 pm MDT)  
  • Tuesday, October 11 - Community Risk Reduction Success Stories, 1 pm EDT (11 am MDT)  
  • Wednesday, November 9 - Wildland Urban Legends, 3 pm EDT (1 pm MDT)

Watch August's workshop


Get to Know the Home Ignition Zone
NFPA Wildfire Field Rep Gary Marshall discusses the three distinct areas surrounding structures within a home ignition zone and identify how mitigation and maintenance in each section plays a distinct role in improving survivability during a wildfire. This in-depth look into the three unique distances encompassing a home will have you viewing the landscape through a different set of eyes.

Watch July's workshop


Power of Embers
Learn about the impacts embers are capable of and the little things around the home that are vulnerable. Steve Quarles, PH.D of the IBHS Research Center will share some information on why and how IBHS is doing wildfire ember research at the lab in South Carolina.


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