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Wildland Urban Interface Workshop-Descanso
February 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 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.
Trainer: J.P Harris, Los Angeles County Fire Department Battalion Chief (retired)
Date: Saturday February 18, 2017, 8:00 am — 4:30 pm
Location: Descanso Branch Library,9545 River Dr, Descanso, CA 91916
Registration: Places are limited so booking is essential. Please register online by clicking here, or by contacting Britney Munoz with the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County at 619-562-0096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The course is free of charge; beverages and lunch will be provided.
This workshop is hosted by the Descanso Fire Safe Council & SDCFA Southern Division CERT, 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 a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire program of the U.S. Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council. 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.