When it comes to rebuilding after a devastating fire, many at Sonoma State understand the long-term challenges. That’s why this Saturday, Sonoma State University will be sponsoring a seminar about rebuilding - a seminar to be held in Chico. Residents in that region are just beginning to recover from the horrific Camp fire in November, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history.
The seminar, titled “Home Again: Rebuilding After the Campfire” will cover all aspects of what it takes to rebuild a home. The seven-hour seminar will be run by Yuba College professor Keith Warwick, who brings 30-plus years of civil and environmental engineering, safety management and environmental compliance experience. He will highlight topics including hiring an architect, the permit and licensing process and dealing with insurance agencies. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss various scenarios.
“The fires in Butte County were very devastating and likely to have long-term impacts on these communities. Places like Paradise, may not ever be a town again,” said Robert Eyler, dean of the School of Extended and International Education at Sonoma State and a Chico State alumnus. “We heard that people wanted to be in charge of their own rebuild projects, so the class is designed to provide a one-day intensive experience to help and also warn such students.”
The event will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Colusa Hall, Room 110 at Chico State. The event fee is $45. For more information, visit CSU Chico’s Regional and Continuing Education. Register online or by phone at 530-898-6105.