Protecting Your City from Wildfire - Presented by Infocast

 

March 11 - 12, 2020 | Crowne Plaza San Diego | San Diego, CA

  • Equip your community with the tools, knowledge and infrastructure necessary to deal with wildfires and public safety power shutoffs.

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Participating Organizations

Join civic officials, first responders, regulators, utilities, and more in discussions on developing wildfire resilient communities.

Wildfires are on the rise. The California state government’s 4th Climate Change Assessment predicts wildfire frequency could increase 50% by 2100 and insurance costs are expected to rise precipitously. California must respond aggressively to mitigate this existential risk. Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced a $75 million program for local governments to deal with PSPSs and the legislature has included this money in the 2019 state budget to assist communities that face the greatest danger.

Cities and counties must protect their citizens and plan how best to acquire and allocate funds – already this fire season has seen an uptick, as the Getty, Kincade, and Tick fires have burned and multiple wide-scale power outages have already occurred. More than 4,870 wildfires have burned nearly 47,000 acres in California. It is now more important than ever for communities to coordinate with police, water, fire, public health, electric utility, and other local, state, and federal agencies.

Attend this meeting to learn best practices in responding to the risk of wildfires. Cities will ascertain how to work aggressively and proactively on plans to mitigate avoidable risk, coordinate with many public agencies, and make strategic investments for your community to provide essential services, protecting the life and property of your citizens. Gain expert advice on developing community wildfire protection plans, engaging and educating residents, and hardening existing resources.

Protecting Your City from Wildfire: Planning, Coordinating and Investing for Civic Resilience will gather 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 California can create resilient communities and leverage existing opportunities to protect their residents against wildfires. Presentations and panels will include discussions on financing microgrids, updates on regulatory changes impacting prevention planning, leveraging building codes, dealing with PSPSs, and insuring wildfire prone communities.

 

Featured Speakers Include:

Rich Gordon
President & CEO
CALIFORNIA FORESTRY ASSOCIATION (CALFORESTS)

Tracy Katelman
Executive Director
CALIFORNIA FIRE SAFE COUNCIL


Interested in Speaking?

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Industry Conference Producer
KatherineB@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 22


Interested in Sponsoring?

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Sponsorship Account Manager
JefferyS@infocastevents.com
818-888-4445 ext 65

Featured Speakers

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Participating Organizations

  • ACWA JPIA
  • American Forest Resource Council
  • American Property Casualty Insurance Association
  • Butte County Fire Safe Council
  • California Building Industry Association
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire)
  • California Fire Safe Council
  • California Fire Science Consortium
  • California Forestry Association (Calforests)
  • California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
  • California Municipal Utilities Association (CMUA)
  • California Public Utilities Commission
  • California Public Utilities Commission, Safety and Enforcement Division
  • City of Carlsbad
  • City of Desert Hot Springs
  • City of Malibu
  • County of Santa Barbara
  • Fire Safe Council of Nevada County
  • Fire Safe Sonoma
  • Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
  • Lindsey Manufacturing Co
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Montecito Fire Protection District Board
  • National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Nevada County
  • NOAA's National Weather Service
  • Oakland Police Department
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • Sacramento Fire Department
  • Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade
  • Santa Rosa Fire Department
  • Sonoma County
  • Sunrun
  • Surplus Line Association of California
  • Town of Paradise
  • United Policyholders
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • US Forest Service
  • US Geological Survey
  • Vulcan Vent, a New Cal Metals company

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Venue

Crowne Plaza San Diego
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 297-1101

Room Rate: $139.00
Reservation Call-in #: 1-888-233-9527
Reservation Web Link: Click here
Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Group Code: IFI

**WARNING: Please do not book any guest rooms with 3rd Party Housing Companies for this event. Infocast does not partner with outside housing companies, so we advise that you only book guest rooms at the hotel using the details provided above.**

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Faith Berry

NATIONAL FIRE PREVENTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA)

Cliston Brown

SURPLUS LINE ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

Susan Duenas

CITY OF MALIBU

David Harrison

CITY OF CARLSBAD

Roberta MacIntyre

FIRE SAFE SONOMA

Daryl Osby

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT

David W. Pedersen

LAS VIRGENES MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

Abe Powell

SANTA BARBARA BUCKET BRIGADE

Alex Tardy

NOAA'S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

Steven Weissman

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Vulcan Vent

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Lindsey Manufacturing Co.

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LINDSEY offers SMARTLINE, the next generation Dynamic Line Rating (DLR) system providing dispatchable line capacity forecasts from 1-hour to 1-week ahead. SMARTLINE provides both thermal-limit and electrical clearance compliant ratings, simple live-line installation, and exceptionally reliable communications. Lindsey Emergency Restoration System (ERS) structures have been key to transmission grid resilience for over three decades. ERS structures are reusable modular, easily transportable transmission towers that may be pre-staged for rapid response to tower collapse. Interchangeable parts make them ideal for utility asset sharing programs.  ERS structures are also used for routine construction and maintenance projects.

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