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Citizen's Wildfire Education Academy

The Citizen's Wildfire Education Academy ( Academy) is seven-part series of free virtual sessions organized by the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments (ESCOG) educating the public on wildfires, and how to prepare for it. The Academy is aimed at reducing the anxiety about wildfire, and addressing and responding to the multitude of questions that residents and visitors have about the topic. The 60-90-minute sessions will be held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.

Sessions are recorded and available for viewing after the live presentation. Scroll to the Previous Sessions to watch the video recordings.

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Previous Sessions


April 18

Introduction and the History of Wildfire in the Eastern Sierra and California, featuring David Carle, author of Introduction to Fire in California

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Wild Forest Fires

June 20

Current USFS, BLM, and CAL FIRE 2022 Wildfire Management Plans and Policies

July 18

Current Eastern Sierra Fuels Reduction Treatment and Other Projects


August 15

Home Hardening and Defensible Space Projects


September 19

Smoke, Evacuation, and Other Preparation Procedures


October 17

Insurance Concerns, Local Fire Departments, and Fire Safe Councils

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