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Identifying, Prioritizing, & Mitigating Post-Fire Hazards and Damage


After a fire, the faster you can identify and prioritize your highest risk hazards, the better you can direct your resources for early mitigation and plan for long-term recovery. But, where do you start?

Join Mike Harding for the third session in our Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class exploring post-fire hazard and impact assessment and mitigation, including how to: identify hazards and impacts; analyze data and prioritize sites; create emergency action plans; and implement early and ongoing mitigation measures.

In this webcast, we’ll start with a look at common post-fire hazards and impacts (hydrologic, geotechnical, geomorphic, etc.), concerns, and risks (infrastructure, water, etc.). Harding will then walk us through the elements of an Early Action Plan (EAP) and how to design an EAP for your sites. Within this discussion, we’ll review the resources available for hazard identification and assessment (e.g., remote sensing, base maps, aerial imagery, etc.), and how to use these for site reconnaissance, data collection, and hazard evaluation / prioritization. Harding will then outline how to identify your High Priority Sites (HPS) and design an incremental mitigation plan to address sites by priority. Finally, we’ll explore the best practices for implementing your mitigation plans to achieve early and ongoing success.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives:

  • Learn how to rapidly assess and prioritize post-burn site conditions (e.g., remote sensing data; burn severity maps (USF Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER); Base Maps; USGS Topographic Maps & Aerial Imagery)
  • Learn how to develop an Early Action Plan (EAP)
  • Learn how to design an Emergency Evacuation Plan
  • Learn how to use an incremental approach to planning mitigation activities that lead to long-term post-fire watershed recovery

Fire & Rain: Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class Series

This is the third session in our 5-session Post-Fire Erosion Control Master Class Series which covers remediation funding; hydraulic changes in watersheds; identifying hazards and impacts; selecting post-fire BMPs; and implementing and mitigating as-builts and accountability. This master class also saves you 20%! Click here if you’d like to attend the full 5-session series instead.


* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time. 
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.

On-Demand Webcast
Session: 1 H 30 M
Lectures: 1
Credits: 1 PDH / 0.1 CEU



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