The Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the NVFC to provide volunteer firefighters and non-operational personnel, such as Fire Corps members, 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 them to evaluate a home and provide residents with recommendations to protect their property from wildfires in order to make their community more fire adapted.
Through this program, the NVFC offers the following resources.
- The classroom session consists of a four-hour (1/2 day) course that covers understanding the WUI problem, identifying the zones, evaluating the home, and available resources.
- Classroom session plus hands-on component consists of a two-day training that includes the classroom session and an additional on-site, mock evaluation where students evaluate a home in the community to put classroom knowledge into action.
- Click here for the upcoming course schedule.
- Interested in hosting a course? Email Lori Shirley at [email protected] for additional details Read More…