Wildfire Home Retrofit Workshop for Fire Professionals & Educators

December 4th, 2020

Register Here: bit.ly/HomeRetrofitEducators

Fire professionals and educators are invited to join our FREE virtual Wildfire Home Retrofit Workshop. Please share this invitation with your peers or other fire professionals and educators you know.

During this interactive workshop, attendees will learn:

  • How homes are threatened during a wildfire
  • How to identify a home’s ember vulnerabilities and prioritize retrofits based on cost, effort and location scenarios
  • How to effectively communicate home hardening techniques to homeowners throughout the U.S.

There will be opportunities to share ideas, experiences and best practices as well as opportunities to ask questions during multiple Q&A sessions.


9:00 - Welcome and Introductions

Carlie Murphy, Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator - Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities | Tahoe Resource Conservation District

9:20 - Home Hardening 101

Stephen Quarles, Ph.D., Advisor Emeritus - University of California Cooperative Extension | Retired Chief Scientist - Insurance Institute of Business and Home Safety Research Center

9:40 - Q&A Session

10:00 - Interactive Home Hardening Activity

Participants will learn how to identify ember vulnerabilities on a home and will discuss how to make appropriate recommendations to homeowners

10:40 - Break

10:50 - Q&A Session

11:10 - How to Communicate Home Hardening Techniques

Eric Horntvedt, Forest Fuels Coordinator - North Tahoe Fire Protection District

David Rodriguez, Fire Prevention Officer II - North Tahoe Fire Protection District

11:40 - Closing Remarks