Free Online Training: USGBC-LA Wildfire Defense Professional Certificate: Landscapers Module, April 25, 5-7:30 PT

  • 25 April 2024
  • Start time : 05:00 PM
  • End time : 07:30 PM
  • Event Host : USGBCLA
Free Online Training: USGBC-LA Wildfire Defense Professional Certificate: Landscapers Module,
Event Description

The USGBC-LA Wildfire Defense Professional Certificate was developed to educate contractors and landscapers on how to best harden homes and landscapes to fires through the use of materials, maintenance practices, and firewise design practices known to reduce properties’ risk of fire damage. The intention of this training is meant to prime the pathway for the private market to drive adoption of firewise best practices and create cultural change within the building industry.

The training highlights existing resources and includes a small group of diverse advisors across fire prevention as well as building and landscape design to instill awareness and transfer knowledge around industry leading best practices to reduce fire risk in homes and landscapes.

The Wildfire Defense Professional Certificate for Landscapers module is a 150-minute training followed by certification testing to be taken online. This certification training provides participants with real-world examples and strategies for fire risk reduction, including but not limited to the following topics:

- Understanding Wildfire
- Think Home First
- Defensible Space Zones
- Hardscape Strategies
- Defensible Landscape Design
- Strategic Tree Canopy
- Fire Risk Reducing Maintenance
- Post-Fire Recovery
- Importance of community organizing for safety, preparedness, and funding opportunities

  • Host Company/Organization Name
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Pauline Allen
      Community Resilience Specialist at The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains

      Pauline Allen is the Community Resilience Specialist at The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM), a non-regulatory state agency, whose mission is to promote land stewardship and resource conservation through ecological research, conservation planning and design, habitat restoration and environmental education.

      She began working in wildfire preparedness as a GrizzlyCorp fellow with RCDSMM, helping to lead Wildfire Home Ignition Zone Evaluations and community education on wildfire.
  • Sponsors

      In partnership with:
      Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains (RCDSMM)
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
      Free event, but donations are welcome. Your assistance plays a vital role in propelling USGBCLA efforts forward, allowing the organization to drive positive change and further its mission of fostering a sustainable future for California.
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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