Wildland Urban Interface Workshop – Descanso
April 21 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface: for Community FSCs, CERT Members, and Local Residents
Course description: This is a one day in-depth course for local residents to learn the principles used by firefighters in suppressing wildland fire and protecting structures in the Wildland Urban Interface. Participants will learn about fire behavior prediction and apply this knowledge to the community’s topography, fuels, weather, and the community’s Fire Safe condition including the construction of homes. The training will include a field trip to selected homes to do a site assessment on lessons learned, and discussions about evacuation and survival tips.
Workshop Presenter: MAST Investigator Captain Eric Kelley, San Diego City Fire, Station 1
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:00 am — 3:30 pm
Location: Descanso Library, 9545 River Dr, Descanso, CA 91916
Registration: Places are limited so booking is essential. Registration is required to attend. Please register online by clicking here. The course is free of charge; beverages, a light breakfast, and lunch will be provided.
This workshop is hosted by the Descanso Fire Safe Council & SDCFA CERT – So. Division, and administered by the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County, in partnership with the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. Funding is provided by the United States Forest Service & a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire program of the U.S. Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council. Special recognition is given to the workshops originators, J.P. Harris and Clay Howe. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.