Preparing for Wildfire Season: Emergency Management and Community Health Response

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Wildfire events in 2017/18, combined with growing concern about the impacts of climate change on wildfire potential in Washington state, have spurred increased efforts in the Puget Sound region related to planning for and responding to wildfires. Join the Puget Sound Climate Preparedness Collaborative and invited guests for a discussion on how wildfire preparedness and response has evolved since the 2017/18 and what we have learned along the way. This webinar, the first in a three-part series, is specifically focused on emergency response and public health activities related to wildfire.


  • Matt Auflick, Community Relations Manager, Office of Emergency Management, City of Seattle
  • Jason Biermann, Director, Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management
  • C. Addison Houston, Environmental Health Emergency Response Planner, Public Health - Seattle & King County
  • Crystal Raymond, Climate Adaptation Specialist, UW Climate Impacts Group