Homeowner CE Opportunity May 13th in Monument, CO

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 17:43
by Gayle Hise

The Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners is a consortium of wildfire professionals, wildfire mitigation contractors,agency representatives and homeowners. Our mission is to provide effective reduction of the threat of wildfire to life and property in El Paso, Douglas and Teller counties in Colorado. This mission is accomplished through the effective and efficient education, cooperation and coordination of available resources by individuals, agencies, and organizations.

Assets to Ashes - Managing Wildfire Risks
4th Annual Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners Workshop
May 13, 2016, 8:00-3:30pm
Lewis-Palmer Learning Center (Big Red), 146 Jefferson Street, Monument, Co.

Visit the Conference Website: www.ppwpp.org
Registration Fee is only $35
(Includes lunch and class materials)
This year’s grand prize drawing:  Stihl Chainsaw, Chaps and Safety Helmet

Who should attend?
Insurance Agents
Realtors
Fire Prevention Officials
Volunteer Firefighters
Community Leaders
Mitigation Contractors
Why should you attend?
Learn how homes ignite
How to share the Firewise message
Networking
Best practices

Resources and tools
The Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners is a consortium of wildfire professionals, wildfire mitigation contractors,
agency representatives and homeowners. Our mission is to provide effective reduction of the threat of wildfire to life and
property in El Paso, Douglas and Teller counties in Colorado. This mission is accomplished through the effective and
efficient education, cooperation and coordination of available resources by individuals, agencies, and organizations.

Time Session Title Minutes Session Description
8:00 Welcome, Introduction President and Conference Chair

-Recognize sponsors and partners.

8:10 Wildfire, Insurance and the Real Estate Market (Panel?)
30 -Insurance industry speaker to address trends,
and opportunities for homeowners to partner
with their insurers to manage wildfire risks.
Carole Walker, RMIIA.

-Colorado Project Wildfire (Colorado Association
of Realtors® program). Real Fire: Realtors®
Promoting Community Wildfire Awareness (Vail
Board of Realtors® program).

8:40 Basic Wildfire Vocabulary Fire
30 -Wildfire Triangles
-How fires spread
-Defensible (decision) Space and HIZ concept

9:10  Protection Capabilities and Limitations- Values at Risk

FIRE Talks:
-Age of the Mega-fire. Traditional structural
protection versus wildfire structural protection.
-Firefighter Safety, Structure Triage, and
taxpayer expectations.
-Homeowner Values at Risk (trees/forest,
wildlife, privacy, property values, insurability,
etc.).
-Forest Stewardship: A Moral Imperative?

10:00 Snack Break 15 Visit with vendors

10:15 Structural Ignitability
-IBHS Research
-Understanding Ember Ignitions
-Practical (doable and affordable) Retrofits for
Existing Structures

11:00G ood Fire versus Bad Fire
 FIRE talks (Fire Learning Network speakers):
-Wildlife and Mitigation versus Wildlife and No
Mitigation.
-Prescribed Fire for maintaining fuel treatments.
-Slash pile burning as a way to introduce fire
into neighborhoods. Examples: Ridgewood,
Perry Park.

The Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners is a consortium of wildfire professionals, wildfire mitigation contractors,
agency representatives and homeowners. Our mission is to provide effective reduction of the threat of wildfire to life and
property in El Paso, Douglas and Teller counties in Colorado. This mission is accomplished through the effective and
efficient education, cooperation and coordination of available resources by individuals, agencies, and organizations.

12:00 Break and Grab Your Lunch (Provided with conf.fee)

Visit with vendors. Return to seats by 12:15

12:15 “Prescriptive” versus“Performance” Based Mitigation

Panel Discussion during lunch:
-Wildfire Mitigation: A Million Shades of Gray.
-The Downside and Pitfalls of a “Black-and-
White” approach.
-Tactical Use of Fire, and vocabulary (black
lining, burning out, backfiring, etc).
-Recommended training, certifications and/or
experience.

12:50 Break Visit with vendors, and networking.

1:00 Recap and Resources
 -Recognize sponsors and partners.
-Recap of morning sessions.
-Cover available resources (packet, on-line,
agencies, NGOs, contractors, etc.).
-Intro to CO-WRAP.

Choose one of the following:
Wear sturdy walking shoes. Waiver may be
required to attend field sessions.

1:30 Session A:
Structural Assessment and
Retrofits (field exercise)
Assessments to be done on homes within walking distance of workshop site. Walking time is included in session time.
-Introduction to assessment tools.
-Assessment Checklists.
-Retrofits to address ember ignition potential.

1:30 Session B:
Forest Fuels and Treatments
(field trip)
-Carpool to demo site, north of Palmer Lake.
Travel time is included in session time.
-Timber Stand Improvement (TSI).
-Shaded Fuel Breaks (SFB).
-Wildlife Habitat Enhancement.
-“Groupie-Clumpy” Strategies.
-Planning for fire (not wildfire). Will your forest
survive, and tactical use of fire.

3:30 Workshop ends Depart from your session location.
Weather Issues (Plan B)
Sessions will use mockups, Power Points, and
videos.
Register now!


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