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NFPA Webinar: Wildfires and Insurance - Learn How to Be Financially Prepared
Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

NFPA Webinar: Wildfires and Insurance - Learn How to Be Financially Prepared

Presenters: Kenton Brine, Northwest Insurance Council, Janet Ruiz, Insurance Information Institute, Carole Walker, Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association

The 2018 Fire Prevention Week theme is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fires can happen anywhere." As part of this year’s annual campaign, a panel of insurance experts will share important homeowners insurance information, along with details on what to expect while navigating the post-fire claim process during an October 10 webinar. The panel will provide helpful insights in addition to a live 15-minute question and answer session.  

Who will benefit: Residents (homeowners and renters) living in wildfire prone areas; and fire and life safety educators.

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Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

WEBINAR- The Wildfire Within: Firefighter Perspectives on Gender and Leadership in Wildland Fire

Date: January 10, 2018 12pm Mountain
Presenter: Rachel Reimer, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada

This project utilized a feminist appreciative approach to Action Research to facilitate a conversation about gender and leadership within the British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS). The research question was, “How might understanding gender and leadership support excellence in the BCWS?” This study found that amongst diverse perspectives on gender and leadership, ultimately gender discrimination is occurring within wildland fire culture in the BCWS. Participants suggested action steps based on supporting organizational and leadership learning through non-judgemental, safe spaces for dialogue. This provided an opportunity for the BCWS to transform the challenges associated with gender discrimination in the wildland fire profession through organizational learning.

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PFX Webinar: Land Cover Maps for Fire & Land Management
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

PFX Webinar: Land Cover Maps for Fire & Land Management

"Land cover maps are a powerful tool that can aid in better landscape-scale natural resource management decisions.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Vegetation and land cover GIS products for Hawaii and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands;
  • A newly-developed, dynamic land cover product for Hawaii which identifies potential areas and rates of land cover change that has occurred since 2000;
  • Attributes and intended uses of these GIS products; and
  • Potential application of land cover products in the context of pre- and post-fire planning and reporting. 

This 40-minute presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A and group discussion, with participant input on the best land cover product applications and interfaces for different management uses. 

Intended Audience - Natural resource managers, fire managers, and GIS users in Hawaii and US-affiliated Pacific Islands who could benefit from understanding, on a landscape-scale, map data on vegetation, land cover, and land cover change.

Presenter
Matthew Lucas is a Master of Science graduate of the Natural Resource and Environmental Management Dept at University of Hawaii at Manoa. His specialty is GIS, remote sensing, and landscape ecology with a particular focus on developing spatial products which aid in conservation and natural resource management decisions.

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WEBINAR: Rainfall Variability and Drought in the Hawaiian Islands
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

WEBINAR: Rainfall Variability and Drought in the Hawaiian Islands

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"Drought is a prominent feature of the climate of Hawai‘i with severe impacts in multiple sectors. Over the last century, Hawai‘i has experienced downward trends in rainfall and stream baseflow, an upward trend in the number of consecutive dry days and wildfire incidents, and regional projections show that unusually severe dry seasons will become increasingly common on the leeward sides of all Hawaiian Islands. This talk presents the state of the science on drought in Hawai‘i, and analyzes a new gridded drought index product (SPI, Standardized Precipitation Index) that was developed for the main Hawaiian Islands from 1920 to 2012. This dataset is used to determine the relationships between drought and large-scale modes of natural climate variability (including the El Niño-Southern Oscillation), analyze the spatial extent, frequency, severity, and duration of historical drought events, and examine trends through time. This spatially explicit analysis provides the historical context needed to understand future projections, and contributes to more effective policy and management of natural, cultural, hydrological and agricultural resources."

Presenter: Abby Frazier, USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station - Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry

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Webinar: Fire Prevention Education Teams
Jul
10
5:00 AM05:00

Webinar: Fire Prevention Education Teams

"You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: UGA - Southern Regional Extension Forestry.

Title: Fire Prevention Education Teams: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Appalachian Wildfires

What will you learn?

Fire Prevention Education Teams (FPET) work with state and local partners to reduce unwanted human-generated fires through various education and outreach activities. During the 2016 Appalachian wildfires, inter-agency FPETs successfully reached approximately 6.68 million people and saved an estimated $11 million through fire prevention efforts. This webinar highlights the methods and lessons learned from this effort. learn more here...

Presenters/Authors:

Paul Gellerstadt, Cooperative Fire, All-Hazard and Prevention Program Manager, US Forest Service, Southern Region
Terri Jenkins, Fire Management Specialist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge"

Session Details:

Jul 10, 2017 11:00 am US/Eastern     Duration: 01:00 (hh:mm)

This webinar will be recorded and posted back to the Webinar Portal for on-demand viewing within a week. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars when applicable.

Who should participate?

Fire Professionals
Natural Resource Professionals
Educators
Extension
News/ Media

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Jan
16
10:00 AM10:00

WEBINAR: How to Apply for a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Grant

"Have you wanted to host a community clean-up day and are short of cash to accomplish the work?  Learn how you and your community can apply for a $500 grant to work on a project that can make your community safer from loss due to wildfire.  State Farm and the National Fire Protection Association are teaming up for the fourth year in a row to provide grant funding for project work on Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, May 6th, 2017.  The webinar will provide information about how to apply for the grant, some safety tips, and some information about the free assets and resources available to your community to help you promote your event."

Register today for this free 45-minute webinar on January 16th 2017 at 10 a.m. HAST to learn about how you can apply for this grant funding to help your community be more resilient from loss due to wildfire.

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WindNinja Webinar
Dec
8
8:00 AM08:00

WindNinja Webinar

"The WindNinja computer program is a powerful tool for predicting wind fields in complex terrain, but is inconvenient for field users. To solve this problem, WindNinja-Mobile has been developed so field going personnel can also benefit from these high resolution wind forecasts on their phones and tablets. This tool provides improved capability to identify areas where local winds may either increase fire behavior or not influence fire. This information helps us all to make better fire management decisions.

The mobile app allows users to set up and run WindNinja simulations on a remote server. When the simulation is done, the results can be downloaded and viewed in the app. Internet connectivity is only required to setup and then download a simulation (typically < 15 min.), after that viewing of wind vectors can be done without connectivity. Several map layers, including topo and aerial imagery are available as basemaps. Additional fire-related information, including MODIS and VIIRS fire detections and GEOMAC fire perimeters, can also be viewed on the map.

Setting up a simulation is easy. Simply swoop out an area of interest on the map, provide a run name, select a weather model, choose notification options, and click submit. When the run has completed, click to download and view the output on the map.

WindNinja-Mobile offers a simplified interface, so not all options available in desktop WindNinja are available in the mobile application. See our Windninja page for information on the desktop version of WindNinja."

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Firewise Virtual Workshop Series - Wildland Urban Legends
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Firewise Virtual Workshop Series - Wildland Urban Legends

The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program is hosting a wildfire workshop series to connect wildfire stakeholders with subject matter experts. The series provides free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live, interactive format. Visit the Firewise Communities website to learn more about the series and to register.

  • Wednesday, November 9: Wildland Urban Legends, 10 a.m. HAST
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Firewise Virtual Workshop Series - Community Risk Reduction Success Stories
Oct
11
7:00 AM07:00

Firewise Virtual Workshop Series - Community Risk Reduction Success Stories

The National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities program is hosting a wildfire workshop series to connect wildfire stakeholders with subject matter experts. The series provides free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live, interactive format. Visit the Firewise Communities website to learn more about the series and to register.

  • Tuesday, October 11: Community Risk Reduction Success Stories, 7 a.m. HAST
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Firewise Virtual Workshop - Get to Know the Home Ignition Zone
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Firewise Virtual Workshop - Get to Know the Home Ignition Zone

Discover the three distinct areas surrounding structures within a home ignition zone and identify how mitigation and maintenance in each section plays a distinct role in improving survivability during a wildfire. This in-depth look into the three unique distances encompassing a home will have you viewing the landscape through a different set of eyes.

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Webinar: Climate-Driven Changes to Dominant Vegetation in the Hawaiian Islands
Aug
3
11:00 AM11:00

Webinar: Climate-Driven Changes to Dominant Vegetation in the Hawaiian Islands

  • University of Hawaii Hilo - Room W-201, Bldg 354 (map)
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Title: Climate-Driven Changes to Dominant Vegetation in the Hawaiian Islands: Models and Applications
Host: Pacific Islands Climate Science Center
Speaker: Jonathan Price, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, UH Hilo

You may also attend the webinar live at UH-Hilo in Room W-201, Bldg. 354, Student Services

Great opportunity for land managers, planners, fire personnel, and the curious public to find out what the projected native and non-native species populations and their ranges will look like in the future. This could help us understand what fire behavior could look like in different locations.

"As managers grapple with how to protect their resources in a changing environment, forecasting the shifts in populations and community structure for native and non-native species becomes a useful tool for future planning."

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