Firewise's Wildland "Urban Legends"
Media Type: Webinar
Distribution Contact(s):
  • Lucian Deaton
    National Fire Protection Association
  • National Fire Protection Association
Date: November 17, 2016

Cataloging Information

  • combustion
  • defensible space
  • Firewise
  • HIZ - home ignition zone
  • home loss
  • ignition
  • insurance
  • mulch
  • roof type
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Record Last Modified: January 27, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 23019


Will mulch spontaneously combust in the heat? Are Firewise principles less effective in high wind areas? Is my tile roof safe from embers? Join us as wildfire and home safety myths and beliefs are again put to the test by wildfire expert Pat Durland who will determine truth or falsehood to questions we all have, drawing upon his long career as a smoke jumper, wildland firefighter, policy maker, insurance consultant, and wildland fire educator. Take lessons and answers back to questions from residents and practitioners alike for your wildfire outreach and mitigation knowledge. Do you have a wildfire “urban legend” you have heard?

Recording Length: 1:00:31
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