2022 Wildfire Prevention Summit


Following is the current agenda for the 2022 Wildfire Prevention Summit. Updates to the agenda will be made in the coming weeks as we finalize speakers and topics.

Day 1

Time Topic Speakers
9:00 am Introductory comments Scott Miller, WFCA President Edward Goldberg, CEO, Perimeter Solutions
9:05 am Keynote: Addressing the Growing Challenge of Wildfire Prevention and Mitigation Senator Kelly (D-AZ)
9:10 am Keynote: National Perspective on Current Wildfire Situation Randy Moore, USFS Chief
9:18 am DOI’s 5-year Fire Plan & Challenge to Think Outside the Box Jeffery Rupert
9:32 am Climate Change & Resiliency Kate Dargan Marquis, Representing the Office of Science & Technology Policy

9:48 amInnovative Approaches to Wildfire Prevention & MitigationChief Joe Tyler, Director, CAL FIRE
10:01 amInnovation in Washington Wildfire Prevention

Hilary Franz, Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

George Geissler, Washington State Forester

10:31 amProtecting Transportation Routes from WildfireChief Dan Turner, Director, WUI Fire Institute at CalPoly
10:43 amPreventing Wildfire Ignitions on Utility CorridorsBrian D’Agostino, Director, Fire Science and Climate Adaptation, San Diego Gas & Electric

10:56 amCSAA Insurance & Proactive Wildfire PreventionBrian Gaab
Managing Principle, Core Innovation at CSAA
11:04 amIBHS – Building More Fire-Resistive CommunitiesAnne Cope
Chief Engineer, IBHS
11:17 amProtecting Homes & Commercial Property from WildfireO.P. Almaraz
CEO and Founder, Allied Disaster Defense

11:37 amThe Infrastructure Bill and the Wildland Fire and Management CommissionDanielle Okst
Director of Policy, Council of Western State Foresters
11:49 amCalifornia’s Multi-Year Plan to Address WildfiresDaniel Berlant
Assistant Deputy Director, Cal Fire
12:03 pmThe Need for Wildfire Prevention: Effects on Humans and the EnvironmentMichael Bruce
Partner, Venture Investing, Emerson Collective

12:08 pmDay 1 Closing RemarksBob Roper, Senior Policy Adviser, Western Fire Chiefs Association
Edward Goldberg, CEO, Perimeter Solutions

Day 2

9:02 amDay 1 recap and Day 2 IntroductionScott Miller, WFCA President
Edward Goldberg, CEO, Perimeter Solutions
9:04 amThe Marshall Fire – Challenges & RecoveryDan Dallas, USDA Forest Service

9:22 amNew utility Strategies for Wildfire Prevention

Randy Lyle, Principal, Wildfire Mitigation Strategies

9:32 amBeing Part of the Solution: Preventing Wildfire Ignitions, Protecting Homes & Assets

Steve Kaustinen, CEO, All Terrain

9:39 amWildfire Prevention Innovation, the DoD and Military Bases

Tom Harbour, Founder, Harbour Fire

9:54 amArizona’s Approach to Wildfire Prevention

Sam Bell, Operations Support Safety & Mine Rescue Coordinator, Pinto Valley Mine

9:58 amInnovative Fire Protection OperationsFacilitator: Ron Raley, Perimeter Solutions
Chief Brian Fennessy, Orange County Fire Authority
Troy Whitman, Senior Fire Management Advisor, Southern California Edison
10:21 amProtecting Collins Pine from WildfireChief Darin Quigley, Weed Fire Department
10:36 amTechnology to improve Wildfire Prevention/MitigationRobert Edson, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Intterra

10:52 amThe Role of NGOs in Wildfire Prevention & ProtectionCecilia Clavet, Senior Policy Advisor, The Nature Conservancy
11:04 amUN Report: Spreading Like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires

Dr. Andrew Sullivan, Leader, Bushfire Behaviour and Risks Team, CSIRO

11:15 amThe True Costs of Wildfire

Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D., Sr. Research & Policy Analyst, Headwaters Economics

11:27 amWildfire Prevention Solutions from Stanford UniversityDr. Eric Appel, Assistant Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford university

11:41 amDay 2 Closing Remarks

Bob Roper, Senior Policy Adviser, Western Fire Chiefs Association

Edward Goldberg, CEO, Perimeter Solutions

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