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Eastern Sierra Wildfire Alliance Presenting Inaugural Last Chance Survival Simulation Workshop

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Eastern Sierra Wildfire Alliance Presenting Inaugural  Last Chance Survival Simulation Workshop 

Bishop, CA – The Eastern Sierra Wildfire Alliance, in partnership with the Resource Conservation District of Greater  San Diego, announces the inaugural Last Chance Survival Simulation Workshop. Designed to empower residents in  wildfire-prone areas, the groundbreaking event will be held January 27, 2024 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Tallman  Pavilion, Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.

The all-day workshop is intended to address the urgent need for enhanced wildfire safety and evacuation training,  offering a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical application. The morning session, filled with engaging  modules, will be followed by hands-on simulations and visits to designated “Temporary Refuge Areas” in the  afternoon.

Uniting Fire Safe Councils and communities across Inyo and Mono counties, the workshop covers:

  • Case Studies and Fire Behavior: Analyzing real incidents and understanding local fire history.
  • Survival Site Selection: Identifying safe temporary refuge areas based on terrain and case studies.
  • Thinking Like a Firefighter: Developing a mindset for effective decision-making during emergencies.
  • Family-Level Preparedness: Strategies to fortify households against wildfire threats.
  • Evacuation Process: Recognizing alerts, understanding orders, and utilizing information sources.
  • Psychology of Survival: Addressing the mental and emotional aspects of crisis management.
  • Accessing Survival Areas: Navigating challenges to access survival zones.

This workshop marks the initiation of our regional collaborative Fire Adapted Communities program, sponsored by  the Inyo-Mono Resource Conservation District. Bringing together Fire Safe Councils and Firewise Communities, the  event aims to build resilient communities and establish a united network to collectively address wildfire challenges.

How to Participate: 

The Last Chance Survival Simulation Workshop is free for residents. Pre-registration is required by scanning the QR  code or following this link . Refreshments will be served. For more  information or assistance, contact Kristen Pfeiler, Inyo County Wildfire Preparedness Coordinator, at  [email protected] or (760) 878-8444.

About Eastern Sierra Wildfire Alliance: 

Eastern Sierra Wildfire Alliance (ESWA) is a collaborative of stakeholders from Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties. To  reduce risks of future catastrophic wildfire, build local capacity, and boost community resiliency, ESWA coordinates  efforts to holistically tackle the challenges posed by wildfires.


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