Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping Advanced Training Course for Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers

Every year, hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur in the southeastern U.S. Fortunately, there are actions WUI homeowners and communities can make to protect their homes from wildfire, such as firescaping. Fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping, is a landscape design that reduces the vulnerability of a home and property to wildfire. The Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping training teaches participants why and how to create a firescape. With this knowledge, participants can help reduce their own home’s risk, as well as educate their communities about the importance of firescaping. The online training is a 6-week, user friendly training that includes videos and activities on a variety subjects, including: SE wildland fire history and behavior, Plant flammability, Firescape design and maintenance, Home wildfire risk assessment, Combining firescaping with other landscape goals, and Recommendations for sharing information with communities. New materials will be released weekly on Saturday mornings. To earn an Advanced Training certificate, individuals need to complete the coursework in the 6-week timeframe of the course. Participants need to be able to access course lecture videos and assignments via the online classroom site. Reference materials and handouts will be shipped to participants via UPS. Those who receive this training are expected to assist their respective county Extension office by providing educational instruction and outreach addressing firescaping. Category: [UFE, SGL] ORDER QUANTITY LIMIT: 1* *An online registration form must be completed for each individual registrant in order to track GA MGEV name and address information. Registration Deadline: January 12, 2022 Course dates: January 29, 2022 - March 12, 2022

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