Forest fire managment: A risk management perspective
The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction is pleased to invite you to participate in a workshop with David Martell (University of Toronto).
Fire is a natural forest ecosystem process but it can and often does pose significant threats to public safety, property and forest resources. Given the uncertainty concerning when and where fires might occur and how they might spread, climate change and fiscal constraints, forest fire management is risk management writ large on regional, provincial and national scales. Dave Martel will begin by describing how fire management agencies operate and some of the many risk management challenges they face. He well then describe some of the decision support systems that have been developed to deal with fire-related risks to timber production and fuel management in and near wildland urban interface (WUI) areas around communities where fire most often threatens public safety.
David Martell is a Professor in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto where his research is focused on the development and implementation of decision support systems for fire and forest managers. During the fire season he is assigned, as a researcher, to one of Ontario’s fire Incident Management Teams.
When: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Where: ICLR, 20 Richmond Street East, Suite 210, Toronto RSVP: Tracy Waddington (416) 364-8677 (firstname.lastname@example.org)