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.