Wildfires: What Utilities Need to Know
January 22 23, 2020
Venue:DoubleTree Seattle Airport
18740 Pacific Hwy South
Seattle, WA 98188
Fee(s):This event has a fee
Who Should Attend:
Legislators, technology experts, first responders, and other utility representatives who have encountered wildfires.
The profound threat and costs of fire within our region continues to grow. We are witnessing escalating wildland fire behavior; increasing risks to utility crews and responders; significant loss of homes and property; dramatic growth in suppression costs; rising post-fire impacts; and continued injuries and loss of lives. With public power being thrust into the spotlight, those within the utility sector must act now to avert future disasters and stem the fiery tide. This conference will provide a forum unlike others for collaborative interaction and a focus on the following topics:
- Vegetation management
- Prevention and mitigation
- Fire risk assessment
- Drones: mapping, modeling, cameras
- Insurance and legal responsibilities
- Collaboration with local authorities
Also included will be a panel discussion with utility representatives from throughout the NWPPA region.
Registration will begin at 11 a.m. on the first day. The conference will run from noon to 5 p.m. on the first day and will be followed by a networking reception beginning at 5 p.m. The second day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided on the first day; breaks will be provided both days.
Conference Location & Hotel Information:
DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Room rate: $159 for a single/double
Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than December 23, 2019, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. Or, use the following link to book online: Wildfire Workshop Reservations
Utility Member Early Bird (ends 12/22/2019): $180
Utility Member Standard: $255
Associate Member Early Bird (ends 12/22/2019): $270
Associate Member Standard: $345
Non-member Early Bird (ends 12/22/2019): $540
Non-member Standard: $615
Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.
This conference qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the conference.
For More Information:
To find out more about this course, to register, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.