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‘Firewise 101’ Workshop Offers Wildfire Prevention Advice

Are you concerned about wildfire threatening your home or property? Firewise 101, a workshop co-sponsored by Washington State University Extension and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, offers practical advice and resources to reduce unnecessary losses from wildfires.

Firewise 101 is an introductory, interactive educational event for homeowners, forest landowners and anyone interested in how to reduce the risks to life and property in the wildland-urban interface. If you live in the wildland-urban interface, this is a great opportunity to learn how to prepare for the next wildfire. On Aug. 2, at the WSU Stevens County Extension office in Colville and Aug. 9 at the WSU Spokane County Extension office in Spokane, participants will learn what they need to help meet their individual wildfire protection/prevention goals. This includes a wildfire hazard assessment of each participant’s home. Both classes begin at 6 p.m. and will end around 8 p.m.

The program is free and open to the public. Registration forms are available at local WSU Extension offices, and online at If possible, please register by July 29.


Media Contacts

Erik Sjoquist, WSU Extension forester, (509) 477-2048