National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC)

NVFC Offers Wildland Fire Training at Fall Meeting

A free Wildland Fire Assessment Program Training Course will be offered on Sept. 20 in Lafayette, La., in conjunction with the National Volunteer Fire Council's annual fall meeting.

This is an open training session and all interested persons are welcome to participate. There is no cost, however, advance registration for the half-day program is required. The program will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held at 1521 West Pinhook Road, Lafayette, Louisiana, 70503-3158.

Those interested may register at https://wfap.wufoo.com/forms/wildland-fire-assessment-program-nvfc-fall-mtg/ Registration deadline is Friday, September 5, 2014.

About the Class

The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) to provide departments with training on how to properly conduct assessments for homes located in the wildland-urban interface (WUI).

This is the first program targeted to volunteers that specifically prepares a firefighter or a non-operational department volunteer for how to conduct an assessment and what to look for during an assessment, as well as provides printed materials needed in order to become a more fire-adapted community.

The course is a four-part, train-the-trainer series that covers understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources.

About the Instructor

Ron Roy has been a volunteer in the fire service in Washington State for over 40 years. He has been teaching for the fire/EMS services for over 25 years and has held leadership positions for over 20 years. Ron represents volunteers at the local, state, and national levels. He is currently the Volunteer Division Chief at Douglas County Fire District #2 and a board member of the Washington State Fire Fighters’ Association.

Ron also serves on the board of the National Volunteer Fire Council and is Chairman of the NVFC Wildland Committee. Additional Information Course materials and certificates of completion will be provided.

The class is free and open to all department personnel and Fire Corps members wishing to learn more about WFAP and making their community more fire adapted. Registration is limited, so sign up today! Questions?

Contact Lori Moon at 202-887-5700 or email lmoon@nvfc.org.

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