Wildland Fire Assessment Training Coming to an Area Near You
August 26, 2013
The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (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 (WUI). WFAP has several in-person trainings scheduled throughout 2013. Participate in this free training to learn how you can protect your community before a wildfire strikes.
WFAP is the first program that specifically prepares volunteer firefighters and non-operational department volunteers for how to conduct a WUI home assessment and what to look for during an assessment, as well as provides supplemental materials needed to determine how close they are to becoming a fire-adapted community. The four-part, train-the-trainer course covers the following topics: understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources.
Check out the locations below to see if the WFAP workshop will be presented in your area. A registration link is provided for each session. Classroom attendance is limited, so sign up today to participate in this free training.
Saturday, September 14 at the ID Fire Service Training Center – Coeur d’Alene, ID
Saturday, September 21 at the Stillwater Community Center – Stillwater, OK
Saturday, October 5 at the NC Office of the State Fire Marshal – Raleigh, NC
Saturday, November 2 at the SC Fire Academy – Columbia, SC
Saturday, December 7 at the MI Fire Service Training Center – Grand Rapids, MI
If you are interested in hosting a WFAP class or have questions about any of the trainings above, email Lori Moon at email@example.com or call 202-887-5700.