Wildfires and Public Health: Lessons learned from the 2018 experience in California


The memorial symposium honors Daniel J. Raskin, a highly skilled human factors investigator at the National Transportation Safety Board, a volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty, and a tireless advocate for safety and injury prevention.

Our distinguished speakers includes: Michael Klag, Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Tonya Hoover, Superintendent of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy; Michael Gollner, Associate Professor, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park; Michele Steinberg, Wildfire Division Manager, National Fire Protection Association; and Ken Pimlott, Chief (retired), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

This year’s Community Hero Award will be given to Jim Crawford, a 35 year veteran of the fire service who served as Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal in Vancouver, WA. Since 2007, Chief Crawford has led Vision 20/20, National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention and has been a leading advocate for infusing community risk reduction best practices and partnerships throughout the U.S. fire service.

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Apr 17, 2019 11:45 am