Fire Operations in Wildland Urban Interface Workshop
The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, in partnership with San Diego County Fire/CAL Fire, is taking fire safety training to local communities that are at high-risk for wildfires. Some of the most vulnerable areas are those in the Wildland Urban Interface, or WUI, which is defined as residential areas that abut to open space. As more people, homes and businesses move closer to open space, the risk of wildfire damage is increasing. Participants who attend the workshops, called Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface, learn the principles used by firefighters in suppressing wildland fires and protecting structures in the WUI. Free to local residents, the half-day, in-depth course also teaches fire behavior prediction and how to apply this knowledge to the community’s topography, fuels, weather, and the fire-safe condition of homes. The course will be delivered by recognized experts in the field. Participants will also learn valuable survival tips they can utilize in the event of a fire.