This training educates construction professionals about fire-wise best practices and creating cultural change within the building industry.
About this event
The USGBC-LA Wildfire Defense Certificate for Construction Professionals module was developed to educate construction professionals, contractors, and landscapers on how to best harden homes and landscapes to fires through the use of materials, maintenance practices, and fire-wise design practices known to reduce properties’ risk of fire damage. This module is focused on educating contractors about fire-wise best practices and creating cultural change within the building industry.
The Wildfire Defense Certificate for Construction Professionals module is a 150-minute training course followed by a certification exam to be taken online. The training highlights existing resources with a focus on home hardening, instilling awareness, and transferring knowledge around industry-leading best practices to reduce fire risk in homes, providing participants with real-world examples and strategies for wildfire resiliency, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Understanding Wildfire
- Think Home First
- Defensible Space Zones
- Home Hardening Strategies
- Case Studies
- Home Assessments
- Post-Fire Recovery
- Importance of community organizing for safety, preparedness, and funding opportunities
In partnership with: Theodore Payne Foundation
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.
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