Protecting Your City from Wildfire - Presented by Infocast

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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.

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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
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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

Arn Andrews
Assistant Town Manager
LOS GATOS

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)

Matt Dias
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION (CALFORESTS)

Daniel Gorham
Research Engineer
INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS & HOME SAFETY (IBHS)

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

Sarah Keiser
Community Organizer & Grazing Advocate
FIBERSHED

Jennifer Hogan
Assistant Director, Hazard Mitigation
CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (CAL OES)

Parimal Kopardekar, PhD
Director
NASA AERONAUTICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Antoine Kunsch
Community Resilience Coordinator
RESOURCE CONSERVATION DISTRICT OF THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS

Aaron Levy
Director
FEMA, INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS DIVISION

Craig Lewis
Founder & Executive Director
CLEAN COALITION

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

Charlie Vartanian
Senior Technical Advisor – Energy Storage Integration
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY (PNNL)

Steven Weissman
Lecturer
UC BERKELEY GOLDMAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY

PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 

  • 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 Natural Resources Agency
  • Clean Coalition
  • Community Wildfire Planning Center
  • Del Norte County
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Fibershed
  • Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Fire Safe Marin
  • Humboldt County
  • Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
  • John Muir Project
  • Montecito Community Microgrid
  • Nasa Aeronautics Research Institute
  • North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council
  • Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
  • Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • 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 Geological SURVEY (USGS)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

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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.

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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