When available, each Fire Aware. Fire Prepared. webinar will include resources attached to their webinar information. Here you will find class descriptions, presenter(s) name, a registration link for upcoming webinars, and a video for past webinars. Registration is required for all webinars.
Just starting out?Talk to your community members about watching the Fire Aware Fire Prepared webinar series and discuss what wildfire risk reduction could look like in your area.
If you are further along and have already taken some action in your community to be Fire Prepared – Contact your local land management organizations or agencies to learn about what fire mitigation projects are planned or are occurring.
Prioritizing your home hardening approach
Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm
Presenters: John Rizza, NE Oregon Fire Specialist, Oregon State University Extension's Forestry & Natural Resources Fire Program
Last spring we presented information on how your actions around your home and the surrounding landscape can reduce the chance your home will burn. But where do you start? How do you prioritize your efforts to be most effective? In the upcoming webinar on Home Hardening, we will take a closer look at the specific recommendations from experts that will enhance the survivability of your home in case of an approaching wildfire.
Fall is an opportune time to check items off your to-do list and reduce fire risk around your home and landscape. The actions you take now will help reduce the chance of damage in the event a wildfire threatens your home. This webinar reviews the principles of defensible space, the home ignition zone (HIZ), and practical steps you can take this Fall to prepare for the 2022 fire season.
Just starting out?Complete one of the mentioned actions this Fall around your home and landscape. Review the Firewise checklist for more ideas of actions to take.
If you are further along and have already taken some action in your community to be Fire Prepared – Review the checklists to ensure you are keeping up with action items to complete in the Fall. Check-in with you neighbors to see if they need any help completing their action items.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 from 12:00-1:00pm
Presenters: The Oregon State University Extension's Forestry & Natural Resources Fire Program Team
In Oregon and the West, there are concerns over, misconceptions, and limited knowledge about prescribed fire. However, other regions in the U.S. like the South have been utilizing prescribed fire as a forest and fuels management tool for decades. Prescribed fire is an age-old tool first used by indigenous peoples, particularly in the West, for a variety of reasons from fuels management to favoring desired plant species. In this webinar, you will learn about prescribed fire: it’s many uses; the benefits and challenges of its use; and hear stories about its application in parts of Oregon.
Just starting out? Sign up for county and regional alerts to stay abreast of natural disasters and prescribed fire.
If you are further along and have already taken some action in your community to be Fire Prepared - Explore your property, neighborhood, and community and try to identify the types of plants and trees that surround you. With this information, try to find out about the historic fire return interval in your area using the PNW fire regime tables provided by USDA Fire Effects Information System (FIES).
Photo: Carrie Berger
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Many of you have lost everything to wildfires. Loss is extremely stressful and painful with challenges that affect some of us in deeper ways than others. Know that you are not alone. Some of our partnering organizations and agencies are offering services and assistance in different ways – some to those of you who have lost homes and belongings, businesses, and sadly, pets. It is not our intention to undermine the severity of these losses – but to acknowledge with respect and as much understanding as possible.
Are you ready for the next wildfire season? Wildfire events impact most Oregonians and EVERYONE living in Oregon should be prepared for a wildfire emergency. Every community is different though, and it can be difficult to navigate all of the resources.
We created a resource packet that covers all Fire Aware. Fire Prepared. webinar topics. Download or print your free copy!
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