New Webinar: Learning from the Fort McMurray wildland/urban interface fire
Thurs, Mar. 15 | 11:00am to 12:00pm
In May 2016, Fort McMurray, Alberta was slammed by the most disastrous wildland/urban interface (WUI) fire loss in global history. What is science telling us about this type of event and what trends are driving wildfire losses? How can we use this information so communities and residents of the WUI are better prepared - and losses are reduced in the future?
In this webinar, Alan Westhaver will address these topics. He'll also summarize what he learned firsthand about the survival and ignition of homes in Fort McMurray. His behind the scene investigation, facilitated and sponsored by the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, sought to answer the vital question: 'Why did some homes survive this wildland/urban interface fire with little or no damage, while others were vulnerable to ignition and destroyed?' Join us to learn more about the WUI fire challenge explore some of the possible solutions to change their outcome.