Wildland Fire Assessment Training Coming to an Area Near You
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
- Saturday, December 14 at the IA Fire Services Training Bureau – Ames, IA
- Saturday, January 4 at Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue – The Dalles, OR
- Monday, March 17 at the IAFC Wildland-Urban Interface Conference – Reno, NV
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.