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Wildfire 101: Mitigation and Planning

Wildfire 101: Mitigation and Planning


We look forward to hosting you on Tuesday, March 23rd for the Wildfire 101: Mitigation and Planning webinar. This message is to confirm your registration and provide connection instructions. Important: please read these instructions carefully, even if you are an experienced Zoom user—WSU has a customized Zoom system that doesn’t always work the same as people are used to.

Agenda 6:00pm – 8:00pm

5:30pm – 6:00pm: Technical Support/Early login

6:00-6:30: Firewise®, Home Ignition Zone Management, Fire Resilient Landscaping – Guy Gifford

6:30-7:00: Forest Fuels Management, Thinning Strategies, Basic Fire Behavior – Rob Lionberger

7:00-7:30: Emergency Planning, Community Engagement, and Wildfire Emergency Resources – Ashley Blazina

7:30-8:00: Case Study: “How my forest burned and my house didn’t” – Ken Bevis

8:00-8:30: Q&A

  • In an effort to pack everything in, we will ask that all questions be written into the chat or saved till the end. After the two hour webinar we will have a period of question and answering for those that wish to stick around.

Connecting to Zoom

*See attachment for connection instructions* 

Attached are detailed instructions for connecting to the Zoom system. Please read through all steps carefully. If you do not already have a Zoom account, you will need to create one. Also, if you do not have the Zoom desktop client (or mobile app) downloaded and installed, you will need to do that in advance. Details are provided in the attached instructions. You will not connect to the webinar using browser links; rather you will type the Meeting ID numbers into the desktop client or mobile app.


Meeting ID: 916 8132 9121


The webinar will be recorded. If you are unable to attend live or have connection issues, you can watch the recordings later. Recordings will be posted approximately one week after the event. A notification email will go out to all registered participants when the recordings are available.

Technical support

Limited technical support will be available prior to the webinar from 5:30-6:00pm. Contact Sean Alexander | during this time if you need assistance connecting. After 6:00pm, however, tech support will NOT be available. It’s good to test things out in advance!

The three most common technical issues

  1. You try to join a webinar and it says you are not authorized. 
    • Most common cause: not being signed into your Zoom account.
    • Solution: sign into your Zoom account before joining the webinar (Step 4 in the attachment).


  1. You try to sign in and it asks you for WSU credentials (i.e., as if you were WSU faculty or staff).
    • Most common cause: a bug in Zoom.
    • Possible solution: uninstall and reinstall Zoom (Step 2 in the attachment).


  1. The presentation audio/video is choppy or freezes. 
    • Most common cause: poor/slow internet connection.

Possible solution: minimize other network activity (e.g., don’t try to download files, stream movies or use a bunch of other connected devices at the same time). If all else fails, the recordings will be available after the event.