NTCFSC to Speak at the National Fire Protection Association Conference in Las Vegas, June 15 2016
Post date: May 04, 2016 7:52:38 PM
We're honored to be invited to speak to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) at their 2016 Conference and Expo. One of the things that makes the Home Ignition Zone Evaluation Program unique is that is a resident-based program where trained volunteers from the community have conversations with their neighbors about making their homes and neighborhoods less vulnerable to a wind driven fire. The NFPA, an organization of professionals, is interested in how our citizen-based program works and how it can be replicated in other at-risk communities.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
W09 - Making Homes Less Vulnerable to Wildfire Through Home Ignition Zone Evaluation
Speaker: Ryan Ulyate, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council
Speaker: Beth Burnam, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council
Track: Wildland Fire
Location: Lagoon J
NFPA Section Sponsor: Wildland Fire Management Section
Embers cause the ignition of over 50% of the homes that burn in wildfires. Carried by strong winds, they ignite vulnerable homes, well in advance of the flames. A fast moving wildfire can turn into an urban fire inferno. Long before a wildfire threatens, homeowners can take action to make their homes safer. The presenters will explain what the ember threat is and the Home Ignition Zone Evaluation program, which works by using trained volunteers to visit homes and make specific recommendations to homeowners.