Improving Individual and Community Wildfire Resilience


Participants will learn how their peers are addressing wildfires as well as hear how their initiatives enhance preparedness, one action at a time. Speakers will discuss real-life examples of what they are doing in their communities and the challenges they face.

Date: April 29, 2024

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Event Details

Join us for a virtual panel discuss led by a national partnership of agencies working to address the risk, prevention and effects of wildfire smoke. This event brings together leading subject matter experts and resources from across the country to share challenges, risks, rewards and real-life actionable steps to prevent and reduce the effects of wildfires when they happen. 

Panelists will share real-life examples of what they are doing in their communities, the challenges they face, available funding and resources to help combat wildfires.

Captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

Speakers & Panelists

Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell
Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell 
United States Fire Administration (USFA), FEMA
Victoria Salinas
Victoria Salinas 
Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA
  • Dr. Aaron (Ari) Bernstein, Director of the National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Wayne Cascio, Director, Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Dr. Denise Smith, Director, National Fire Research and Data Center, United States Fire Administration (USFA)
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