OSU Extension is pleased to introduce a new program, called the Citizen Fire Academy! The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) is a collaborative education and service program designed to increase the outreach capacity of fire agencies and ultimately to maintain and enhance fire-adapted communities. The goal is to increase implementation of defensible space and other Firewise practices and build human capacity to deal with wildfire through education and volunteer service. REGISTRATION AND APPLICATION
Contact Kara Baylog about 2015 training.
CFA’s ultimate vision is to promote, maintain, and enhance fire-adapted communities where residents and landowners know how to prepare for and safely react to wildfire.
WILDFIRE INFORMATION RESOURCES
OSU CFA PowerPoint presentation
In order to actualize this vision, the Citizen Fire Academy will train volunteers to support and expand natural resource agencies with community outreach and engagement activities related to wildfire prevention and safety. The development and delivery of the CFA training will achieve the project goals to: educate and mobilize citizen volunteers; to increase agency outreach capacity in ways that help to create, maintain, and increase fire-adapted/Firewise communities across the state.
The comprehensive CFA curriculum will cover fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, living in a fire environment, evaluating risk, emergency planning, and volunteer outreach. The training will include 35 hours of classroom and field-based instruction, taught by subject experts and tailored to local conditions.
We would love for you to be a part of the growing movement to keep Oregon and Oregonians safe from catastrophic wildfire! If you are interested in being a part of this innovative new program, please contact the Citizen Fire Academy Coordinator for more details.
Course is open to Jackson and Josephine County residents
Kara Baylog, Citizen Fire Academy state-wide Coordinator
Kara.Bayolg@oregonstate.edu 541.776.7371 x213
ODF Southwest Oregon District fire information:
Reducing Hazardous Fuels on Woodland Properties
Wildland-Urban Fire, A Different Approach-Jack D. Cohen
Firewise Construction& Landscape Checklist Central Oregon Firewise website