Firescaping: Protecting Your Family, Employees and Assets in California

by Douglas Kent | On Demand

CEUs/PDHs: (* CEU's Pending) Credits: LACES 1.5,APLD 1.5,NALP 1.5,QWEL 1


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Webinar Description:
As California's population and temperatures continue to grow, so does the likelihood of devastating wildfires. Join Douglas Kent, author of Firescaping, as he highlights the essential qualities of a protected property. Doug will be focusing on roads, structures, defensible space, and plants.

  1. Introduction
    • The problem in California
  2. Roads
    • Critical to fleeing and fighting
    • Current problems
    • The attributes of a good road
  3. Structures
    • Firebrands are more likely to consume a structure than flames
    • Essential qualities of a fire-hardened structure
  4. Defensible Space
    • This is where the law carries the greatest weight
    • First 5 feet
    • To 30 feet
    • Outlying areas
  5. The Role of Plants in Fire Protection
    • Knowing characteristics is more important than knowing plant lists
    • Fire retardant plants
    • Fire resistant plants
    • Maintenance is more important than plant type
  6. Conclusion

Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to list and prioritize the 5 aspects of fire protection.
2. Be able to identify critical areas of concern and recommend strategies for protection.
3. Be able to discuss the attributes that make a plant more or less flammable.


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Douglas Kent

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Author of the best selling book on property protection in the U.S. (Firescaping), Kent has been working to create fire-protected communities since 1993. He has worked with high-risk communities throughout the state and been on the frontlines of many wildfires. He is also author of 6 other horticultural books, over 50 articles, and has helped lead 4 statewide education campaigns. Kent has taught at the California Polytechnic University, Pomona, since 2008. He is seasoned, professional and impassioned and his presentations are dynamic, educational and inspiring.