Fire Adapted Communities Webinar Series
What are Fire Adapted Communities?
Communities located in fire-prone area are fire adapted when they require little assistance from firefighters during a wildfire. Residents accept responsibility for living in a high fire-hazard area. They possess the knowledge and skills to prepare their homes and property to survive wildfire and they know how to evacuate early, safely and effectively.
Objectives of the Webinar Series
University of California and Nevada Cooperative Extensions in collaboration with Tahoe Basin fire agencies conducted a series of webinars on topics necessary for individuals and communities at Lake Tahoe to become fire adapted. The webinar series was held in conjunction with the Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week, May 26th to June 3rd, 2012.
The goal of the webinar series was to empower residents to take responsibility for reducing the wildfire risk to their own homes and communities. Objectives were to:
- Provide a broad overview of the wildfire risk reduction strategies used in the Tahoe basin
- Describe the fundamental principles of defensible space and conservation landscaping at Lake Tahoe
- Describe methods that can be used to reduce the ignitability of homes in fire hazard areas, specifically in the Lake Tahoe Basin
- Help Tahoe Basin residents learn how to work with their fire departments, neighborhoods and communities to reduce risk
- Learn how to be prepared for emergencies and how to evacuate when a wildfire approaches
- Describe the fire risk reduction activities being conducted in wildlands by the US Forest Service
Link to recordings
All webinars were recorded and are available for view on-line.
For More Information
Contact Susie Kocher, University of California Cooperative Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-542-2571 or download: Lake Tahoe Basin Wildfire Awareness Week Webinar Series - Creating Fire Adapted Communities in the Tahoe basin
How webinars work: Please visit the webpage established for each webinar to register, check on any update announcements, the agenda and any handout materials. We will also notify you by e-mail of any updates.
There are three actions to take to ensure you have a satisfactory webinar experience.
1. Update your browser - You will need an internet browser and are encouraged to use the most current version. Most computers come pre-loaded with an internet browser, but you should confirm that you have one and update it to the latest version.
2. Test your connection speed - You should run the meeting connection diagnostic (click here) on the computer and browser you intend to use for the webinar to check that:
- The most current version of Flash Player is supported
- Your connection with the Adobe Connect Server
- Bandwidth availability
If your version of Flash is out of date, you will be directed to the update page at Adobe.com. Flash is installed to individual browsers - it is not a stand alone program.
3. Confirm access and internet function. Once you are sent the webinar URL address, attempt to connect to see if the system works (you'll be sent the URL about a week in advance of the session if you have registered).