Free Webinar: Fire Season is Here! Is Your Home Protected?
Recording is available for on-deman viewing.
Experts predict that the 2020 fire season will be extreme and destructive, especially in rural mountain areas and communities located in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). In this webinar, Mike Tarantino of the Colorado State Forest Service and Michele Steinberg of NFPA will offer information about how to protect communities from wildfires, including home hardening recommendations; defensible space and vegetation management guidelines; important forest health trends; available resources and grants; and key landowner actions to improve fire risk mitigation. Hope is not a strategy, so make sure you’re prepared to beat the fire!
About our presenters:
Michele Steinberg is the Wildfire Division Director at the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®), where she leads a team dedicated to wildfire safety education, advocacy and outreach. NFPA’s wildfire-related projects include the Firewise USA® recognition program and the Wildfire Community Preparedness Day annual campaign. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Wildland Fire and co-founded the Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Membership Division of the American Planning Association.
Mike Tarantino is a seasoned fire & land management professional. He has worked with the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and USGS. He is currently a Forester with the Colorado State Forest Service, and previously worked as a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the West Region Wildfire Council.
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