Be Prepared for Wildfire training course

Be Prepared fo Wildfire - Free training course
Be Prepared fo Wildfire - Free training course

Be Prepared for Wildfire training course – Learn How to Prepare Your Home and Community for Wildfire!

Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is hosting a free training course “Be Prepared for Wildfire” in an effort to help residents, their homes, and communities become better prepared to withstand the threat of wildland fires.

This interactive, two-day hands on course is designed to educate homeowners and others on how to make their property as safe as possible in the event of a wildfire, including defensible space planning and structure risk assessment. Based on fire science research into how homes ignite during wildfires the course covers wildland fire behavior, structure exposure, the concept of the Home Ignition Zone, wildfire preparedness tips, and insurance information. You’ll learn how to analyze wildfire risks to structures and provide actionable advice to property owners through an activity-rich curriculum.  Participants will get hands-on experience conducting Home Ignition Zone Assessments on the second day.

The course will be presented and facilitated by experienced wildland/urban interface fire specialists, Saturday, July 25 through Sunday, July 26, 2020, 8am-5pm at the Museum of Ventura County, in Ventura California.  As part of the course, the Fire Safe Council is offering complimentary wildland fire risk assessments and home ignition zone inspections for a limited number of interested homeowners.  For more information, or to register for the course, contact the Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council (CVCFSC) on the web at: or by phone at 805-746-7365.  Sign up now to participate, registration will be taken first come first serve. Space is limited as strict safety guidelines will be followed regarding Covid-19. 

Wildland fires will continue to be a threat to many of the communities in Ventura County.  With proper, education, planning and preparation the potential hazards related to wildfire can be reduced. Elaine Himelfarb, the Executive Director of the CVCFSC, explains “this is an exciting program that will provide information to help residents prepare their homes so that when threatened by wildfire they can leave early, confident that they’ve done everything possible to protect their homes”.

“There are simple and often inexpensive ways to make homes safer and minimize loss from wildfire. With a good understanding of wildfire hazards and mitigation strategies, community residents can effectively lower the wildfire risk and losses to their homes, and neighborhoods.”

Central Ventura County Fire Safe Council is a non-profit organization working through collaboration and partnership to reduce the threat of wildfire to farms, ranches, urban neighborhoods, and infrastructure through an aggressive program of action, education and collaboration.

This course is sponsored by: California Fire Foundation, Southern California Edison, Limoneira Company, Museum of Ventura County, and Sure Fire Training Inc.