Protecting Your City from Wildfire - Presented by Infocast
  • Equip Your Community with the Tools & Knowledge Necessary to Mitigate the Ever-Intensifying Threat of Wildfire

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Climate change has greatly intensified the risks and damage of wildfire in California and across the west—resulting in record breaking numbers of fires, acres burnt, and communities threatened. Next year may be worse still. In addition to the risks to people and their homes, communities are finding that the higher than ever costs of fighting these fires has collided with Covid-19 and the economic downturn to squeeze public budgets. Local authorities need the most up-to-date information about successful strategies and cost-effective approaches to risk mitigation, and to facilitate coordination with state and federal agencies, local authorities, and other critical players in the effort to protect their citizens and structures.

Infocast has brought together a remarkable group of first responders, technical experts and authorities from multiple agencies to deliver the answers your city needs to cope with this growing threat at the 2021 edition of Protecting Your City from Wildfire, presented entirely online to adhere to social distancing guidelines. This unique summit gathers participants from every separate piece of the wildfire mitigation puzzle, enabling attendees to hear multiple viewpoints and lessons learned, best practices in responding to the risk of wildfires, and expert advice on actionable steps to take now in engaging residents, attaining funding, and hardening resources.

Our virtual platform, live on February 2 - 3, 2021 and with 30 days of unlimited post-event access, allows participants to review content, download materials, and have meaningful conversations with speakers, sponsors, and fellow attendees.

Now in its second year, Protecting Your City from Wildfire assembles city leaders, county officials, state and federal agencies, first responders, forestry associations, electric and water utilities, equipment vendors, insurers, academics, and more to discuss how CA can create resilient communities. Let’s reconnect once again – safely and responsibly!

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40+ Expert Speakers
14 Content-Packed Sessions

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WHY ATTEND?

Join Every Link in the Wildfire Mitigation Chain and Learn How to Develop Wildfire Resilient Communities

  • Hear from: civic officials, first responders, regulators, utilities, equipment providers, public health experts, state and federal agencies
  • Understand how climate change and increasing temperatures affect wildfire frequency, intensity and behavior
  • Grasp how cities and counties handle wildfires, heat waves, evacuations and smoke-related health issues during Covid-19
  • Gain insights on updates to vegetation and forest management best practices and hear prevention planning and mitigation efforts for WUIs
  • Learn how to spend wisely, obtain grant assistance and get ahead of budgetary issues in wildfire planning
  • Strategize with your peers on CWPPs, emergency notification, evacuation preparedness, fuel reduction practices and more
VIRTUAL FORMAT

Intuitive Virtual Conference Experience Right at Your Fingertips

Virtual Format Benefits

  • Get the critical information you need - without the traveling expense or risk during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Interact with first responders, technical experts and authorities from multiple agencies

Effective Networking

  • Connect with speakers and attendees in the Networking Lounge or via secured, private messages
  • Schedule meetings, video conference, or engage in open discusssions through our Networking Lounge
FEATURED SPEAKERS

Leila Carvalho
Professor of Meteorology & Climate Science
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

Brian D'Agostino
Director,
Fire Science & Climate Adaptation

SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)

Christopher Danch
Executive Director & Grants Specialist
OJAI VALLEY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

Susan Duenas
Public Safety Manager
CITY OF MALIBU

Christopher J. Fettig, Ph.D.
Research Entomologist
USDA

Rich Gordon
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION

Steven Hawks
Staff Chief of Wildfire Planning and Engineering Division
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)

Parimal Kopardekar, PhD
Director
NASA AERONAUTICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Brian Marshall
Chief of Fire
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)

Russell Mills
Director of
Risk Management & Treasurer

SMUD
and Treasurer
CMUA

Daryl Osby
Fire Chief
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Thom Porter
Director
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CALFIRE)

Bob Roper
Co-Chair
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

April Rose Maurath Sommer
Executive & Legal Director
WILD TREE FOUNDATION

Ryan Stewart, RPF
Supervisor
EDISON FORESTRY and
Vice President
HIGHWAY 168 FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

Chris Vestal
Captain/Paramedic, Public Information Officer, Community Relations Division
SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
  • AMERICAN FOREST RESOURCE COUNCIL (AFRC)
  • AMERICAN PROPERTY CASUALTY INSURANCE ASSOCIATION
  • BUTTE COUNTY AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
  • CA NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY
  • CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)
  • CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
  • CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION
  • CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)
  • CITY OF MALIBU
  • CMUA
  • EDISON FORESTRY
  • FIRE SAFE SONOMA
  • FOREVERGREEN FORESTRY
  • HIGHWAY 168 FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
  • INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS & HOME SAFETY (IBHS)
  • JOHN MUIR PROJECT
  • LINDSEY FIRESENSE
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY, OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
  • NASA AERONAUTICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • NEXTERA ENERGY RESOURCES
  • OJAI VALLEY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
  • PACIFIC FOREST TRUST
  • REDWOOD COAST ENERGY AUTHORITY
  • SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT
  • SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)
  • SANTA ROSA FIRE DEPARTMENT
  • SMUD
  • TOWN OF LOS GATOS, CA
  • UC BERKELEY GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
  • UNITED POLICYHOLDERS
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
  • USDA
  • US FOREST SERVICE
  • WILD TREE FOUNDATION

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Who Should Attend?

  • Regulators
  • Policy makers
  • State and federal government agencies
  • Local governments (city/county)
  • Electric & water utilities
  • First responders
  • Public health officials
  • Emergency reparedness coordinators
  • Microgrid developers
  • Mass notification systems
  • Fire resilience equipment manufacturers/vendors
  • Weather tech
  • Tree servicing
  • Housing retrofitters
  • Consultants
  • Law firms
  • IOUs

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    Lindsey FireSense LLC

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    Lindsey FireSense LLC focuses on products designed to detect and mitigate damage associated with
    wildfires. The FIREBird/FireSense early wildfire detection system provides the ability to quickly
    detect small fires. The company is located in Azusa, CA.

    NextEra Energy Resources

    Website

    NextEra Energy Resources can help ensure business continuity by providing energy generation and storage solutions that will improve businesses’ resiliency so you’re not left in the dark during a Public Safety Power Shutoff.

    NextEra Energy Resources is a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, a Fortune 200 company and the world’s largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. With more than 2,375 megawatts of operating assets in California, across more than 60 projects, NextEra Energy Resources has a deep-rooted presence in the state. We have experience working with both public and private customers and the State’s Utility Companies. Our assets span numerous solar, storage and solar + storage installations as well as linear generation projects. NextEra Energy Resources’ utility customers in California include Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric.

    American Forest Resource Council

    Website

    California Fire Safe Council

    Website

    California Fire Science Consortium

    Website

    CMUA California Municipal Utilities Association

    Website

    Ecological Society of America

    Website

    Firefighters United for Safety Ethics and Ecology (FUSEE)

    Website

    Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

    Website

    Power Association of Northern California (PANC)

    Website

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