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!
Join Every Link in the Wildfire Mitigation Chain and Learn How to Develop Wildfire Resilient Communities
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Professor of Meteorology & Climate Science
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Fire Science & Climate Adaptation
SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)
Executive Director & Grants Specialist
OJAI VALLEY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
Public Safety Manager
CITY OF MALIBU
Christopher J. Fettig, Ph.D.
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION
Staff Chief of Wildfire Planning and Engineering Division
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)
Parimal Kopardekar, PhD
NASA AERONAUTICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Chief of Fire
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)
Risk Management & Treasurer
LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CALFIRE)
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
April Rose Maurath Sommer
Executive & Legal Director
WILD TREE FOUNDATION
Ryan Stewart, RPF
EDISON FORESTRY and
HIGHWAY 168 FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
Captain/Paramedic, Public Information Officer, Community Relations Division
SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN FIRE DISTRICT