Fire Safe Sonoma offers workshop on forming local branches

Teaching local community groups how to create and manage a Local Fire Safe Council.|

One key mission of Fire Safe Sonoma, the county nonprofit focused on fire-safety education, is to promote the development of local “fire safe councils” in Sonoma County. Last year, the nonprofit presented an all-day workshop on how to start a local fire safe council.

Fire Safe Sonoma has, since then, been working with the California Fire Safe Council to develop materials that will be used to teach local community groups how to create and manage their own councils, and a series of pilot Emerging Fire Safe Council training webinars is being launched this summer.

As part of the effort, Fire Safe Sonoma is offering a panel discussion at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 with a representative from the California Fire Safe Council and leadership from two recently established Fire Safe Councils to hear about their experiences. Any community member who is interesting in launching a local Fire Safe Council should plan to attend.

The panelists include Elizabeth Lamar from the California Fire Safe Council, David Duncan from the recently formed Grove Street Fire Safe Council, and Paul Stange from Fire Safe Occidental, also recently formed.

The moderator is Roberta MacIntyre, president/CEO of Fire Safe Sonoma.

The number of participants is limited to 100. Register at Attendees will automatically be sent invitations to upcoming training series on Emerging Fire Safe Councils.

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