Pre­par­ing for wild­fire

HAWAII WILD­FIRE SUMMIT TO TRAIN ALL WHO LIVE OR WORK IN BLAZE-PRONE AR­EAS

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learn how to con­fi­dently as­sess home ig­ni­tion po­ten­tial and to rec­om­mend ap­pro­pri­ate wild­fire risk re­duc­tion mea­sures for homes and other struc­tures in res­i­den­tial ar­eas ex­posed to wild­fire haz­ards. Space is lim­ited to 40 peo­ple. To sign up, go to https://tinyurl.com/ hawaii-wild­fire-summit.

Pre­sen­ta­tions and work­shops, usu­ally only avail­able on the main­land, will be avail­able at the summit May 2 through 4 as op­por­tu­ni­ties to con­nect to na­tional-level pro­grams, re­search and train­ings. In three jam­packed days, the summit will in­clude some of the best ex­per­tise from the Hawaii-Pa­cific re­gion and the U.S. with top­ics rel­e­vant for those work­ing in the fields of emer­gency re­sponse, nat­u­ral re­source man­age­ment from summit to sea, land-use plan­ning, en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion, com­mu­nity safety, eco­log­i­cal re­search and hazard re­silience.

There will be time and op­por­tu­nity for col­lab­o­ra­tive project plan­ning as well as knowl­edge-build­ing work­shops. Op­por­tu­ni­ties to meet in the same space, cross pol­li­nate, share lessons learned and col­lab­o­rate are rare when it comes to wild­fire. The train­ing and summit will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of the five days.

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