NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond Conference Explores Wildfire Safety Issues

Educational sessions, featured presentations, and pre-conference workshop offered

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will host its 5th Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 14-16. The conference is being organized by NFPA’s Wildland Fire Operations Division.

With more than 60 breakout sessions in five educational tracks, the Backyards & Beyond conference offers a unique opportunity for participants to share knowledge, build relationships, explore key issues, and learn about important wildfire mitigation tools, community evacuation issues, wildfire planning and suppression, and current social and ecological research affecting those living in wildfire prone areas. The event brings together leading wildland fire experts, Firewise community representatives, community planners, civic leaders, homeowners and residents, insurance professionals, landscape architects, and others to share best practices that can be taken back to communities or the workplace.

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Registration for both the pre-conference workshop and the conference is available online, by phone, or mail. Visit the registration page for more details. Additional information about the sessions and educational tracks, speakers, and schedule can be found on NFPA’s Backyards & Beyond conference webpage.