Protecting Your City from Wildfire - Presented by Infocast

HEAR SPEAKERS FROM THESE ORGANIZATIONS

 

ABOUT THE SUMMIT

 

Equip Your Community with the Tools & Knowledge Necessary to Mitigate the Ever-intensifying Threat of Wildfires

California and the West continue to be pummeled by ever larger and more devastating wildfires. The trend is intensifying, with six of the ten largest fires in the state occurring just in the past two years. Communities are under growing pressure to become far more proactive in order to save lives and structures from fire. The very survival of many communities — in both physical and economic terms — is at risk, and that risk is rising.

Fortunately, a spate of new laws and regulations, new grant money, and an increasing practical knowledge about a variety of mitigation practices are offering new hope to the beleaguered communities of California. But only those who are fully informed about new programs, policies, initiatives and novel prevention and protection measures — as well as the specific risks that need to inform the planning for their own community — can truly take advantage of these new positive trends.

Infocast has organized this third annual version of this critical event Protecting Your City from Wildfire in order to provide exactly the information you and your community need to manage this deadly situation. The remarkable reputation this event has earned over the past two years is well deserved, as it brings together a uniquely comprehensive group of key players including civic officials, first responders, regulators, utilities, equipment providers, public health experts, as well as state and federal agencies in order to provide definitive briefings about new federal and CA state funding pathways, evolving regulation requirements, and other critical information.

This is your opportunity to learn best practices, successful strategies, and lessons learned by the most pro-active, forward thinking leaders in the crucial task of protecting the communities of California from the ever-increasing risk of wildfire.

22

Content-Packed Sessions

50+

Expert Speakers

On-Demand

Interactive Networking

WHY ATTEND?

 

Hear from every link in the wildfire mitigation chain & learn best practices for creating wildfire resilient communities.

  • Get what you need to know from key decision-makers: civic officials, first responders, regulators, utilities, equipment providers, public health experts, state & federal agencies, including briefings about new federal and CA state funding pathways and regulation requirements
  • Receive a step-by-step guide to local prevention planning—putting together a CWPP, finding and applying for grants, managing budget issues, and implementing programs
  • Hear real-world examples of how cities and counties are handling mitigation projects, wildfire coordination, evacuations & smoke-related health issues, with first-hand information on creating successful fuel breaks, using goats for vegetation management, new approaches to thinning, and more innovative practices
  • Learn the latest on working with utilities on PSPSs, microgrids, system hardening, and wildfire mitigation coordination
  • Understand how climate change & increasing temperatures are affecting wildfire frequency, intensity & behavior and what that means for your community

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

 

  • Regulators
  • Policy Makers
  • First Responders
  • Emergency Preparedness Coordinators
  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Local Governments (City/County)
  • Electric & Water Utilities
  • Public Health Officials
  • Microgrid Developers
  • Mass Notification Systems
  • Fire Resilience Equipment Manufacturers/Vendors
  • Weather Tech
  • Tree Servicing
  • Housing Retrofitters
  • Consultants
  • Law Firms
  • Microgrid Developers

FEATURED SPEAKERS

 

Melinda Allen
Deputy Director of Statewide Programs
CALIFORNIA CONSERVATION CORPS

Ardi Arian
President & CEO
RENEWABLE AMERICA

Alberto Ayala
Executive Director & Air Pollution Control Officer
SACRAMENTO METROPOLITAN AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

Amy Bach
Executive Director
UNITED POLICYHOLDERS

Daniel Berlant
Assistant Deputy Director, Planning & Risk Analysis, Fire Engineering & Investigations
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)

Ryan Buras
Deputy Director
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)

Erik de Kok, AICP
Deputy Director, Planning & Community Development,
GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH (OPR)

Matt Dias
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION (CALFORESTS)

Shaun P. Gahagan
Wildfire Mitigation Program Manager
SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC (SDG&E)

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

Hedi Jalon
Executive Director
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL

Jamie Jones
Executive Director & CEO
FIRE SAFE COUNCIL OF NEVADA COUNTY

Parimal Kopardekar, PhD
Director
NASA AERONAUTICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Aaron Levy
Director
FEMA, INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DIVISION

Gregory Moon
Fire Chief
HOOPA FIRE DEPARTMENT AND OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES

Jessica Morse
Deputy Secretary, Forest Resources Management
CA NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY

Molly Mowery, AICP
Executive Director
COMMUNITY WILDFIRE PLANNING CENTER

Matthew Reischman
Assistant Deputy Director, Resource Protection and Improvement
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY AND FIRE PROTECTION (CAL FIRE)

Yana Valachovic
Forest Advisor
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION,
County Director
HUMBOLDT & DEL NORTE COUNTIES

Steven Weissman
Lecturer
UC BERKELEY GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Buildstrong Coalition
  • California Conservation Corps
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
  • California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA)
  • California Fire Safe Council
  • California Forestry Association (Calforests)
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
  • California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR)
  • California Natural Resources Agency
  • California Office of Energy Infrastructure Safety (OEIS)
  • City of Fontana
  • City of Santa Rosa
  • Clean Coalition
  • Community Wildfire Planning Center
  • Deer Creek Resources
  • Del Norte County
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Fibershed
  • Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Fire Safe Marin
  • Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services
  • Humboldt County
  • Huntington-USC Institute on California and The West (ICW)
  • Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
  • John Muir Project
  • Monterey Bay Air Resources District
  • NASA Aeronautics Research Institute
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Weather Service
  • North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council
  • Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Regenerating Paradise
  • Renewable America
  • Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
  • San Bernardino County Fire
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department
  • Stanford University
  • Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Town of Los Gatos
  • UC Berkeley Center for Fire Research and Outreach
  • UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy
  • University of California Cooperative Extension
  • United Policyholders
  • United States Fire Administration, FEMA
  • United States Geological SURVEY (USGS)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Ventura County Fire Department

Sponsors

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Ladris Technologies

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Dynamically simulate worst-case evacuation times, traffic flows, road network conditions and population behavior during disaster scenarios with Ladris. Ladris Technologies Artificial Intelligence (AI) software allows emergency managers to dynamically forecast thousands of “what-if” disaster scenarios in realtime, source data and conditions for public & private infrastructure and road networks, and prepare their communities for emergencies. Unlike other platforms, Ladris AI is specifically designed to leverage operators’ unique local knowledge of their own region, rendering static evacuation plans obsolete and enabling emergency managers, first responders and public works planners to prepare for any what-if scenario year round using both the latest data and human intuition.

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.

Clean Coalition

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The Clean Coalition is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the transition to renewable energy and a modern grid through technical, policy, and project development expertise. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) – such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage – and we establish market mechanisms that realize the full potential of integrating these solutions. The Clean Coalition also collaborates with utilities and municipalities to create near-term deployment opportunities that prove the technical and financial viability of local renewables and other DER.

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