16: "Learn about the Importance of the Home Ignition Zone from a FireSmart Expert" Guest: Alan Westhaver
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In today’s episode, we have a special guest, Alan Westhaver. In this conversation, Alan discusses his history with FireSmart, his vast Wildland Urban Fire experience, as well as some of the interesting progress he’s seen over the years within the industry. 

The podcast episode dives specifically into the home ignition zone, as well as the recent report he was instrumental in bringing to life: An Examination of the Lytton, BC wildland-urban fire destruction. Alan shares what he and his team learned, what recommendations they have and some of the insights they gathered throughout their research and investigation process.

This podcast was recorded live at the FireSmart BC Conference on May 12th in Kamloops, British Columbia.


Explore the report and other resources on Lytton: https://firesmartbc.ca/lytton

Thank you to the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction for sponsoring this recent research on WU Fires. Please see their website at https://www.iclr.org/ for recent reports including Lytton. 

Learn more about FireSmart BC: https://firesmartbc.ca/

Homeowners Manual: https://homeowners-manual.firesmartbc.ca/

Learn more about the Home Ignition Zone by watching this video: https://firesmartbc.ca/resource/firesmart-home-ignition-zone-assessment/

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