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2015 Wildland Urban Interface Conference Agenda

The IAFC International Association of Fire Chiefs WUI Wildland Urban Interface 2015 happened from March 20 to March 27th, 2015.
The WUI conference is a great opportunity for agencies to strategically collaborate and network on WUI issues. Be sure to attend next year!
This year’s agenda was:

Fri. March 20, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RX-310 (4 days): Introduction to Fire Effects
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 3
Speaker: Rich Harvey
Fri. March 20, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-390 (4 days): Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 4
Speaker: Sandy Munns
Sat. March 21, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RX-310 (4 days): Introduction to Fire Effects
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 3
Speaker: Rich Harvey
Sat. March 21, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-390 (4 days): Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 4
Speaker: Sandy Munns
Sat. March 21, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
L-965 (4 days): Resource Unit Leader/Demobilization Unit Leader
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Darryl Cleveland, John Roberts
Sat. March 21, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-404 (4 days): Safety Officer
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 12
Speaker: Joe Nishikida, Tom Diani, Todd Baumer
Sun. March 22, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-215 (3 days): Fire Operations in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Roma 1&2
Speaker: Cody Nelson
Sun. March 22, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RX-310 (4 days): Introduction to Fire Effects
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 3
Speaker: Rich Harvey
Sun. March 22, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-390 (4 days): Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 4
Speaker: Sandy Munns
Sun. March 22, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
L-965 (4 days): Resource Unit Leader/Demobilization Unit Leader
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Darryl Cleveland, John Roberts
Sun. March 22, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-404 (4 days): Safety Officer
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 12
Speaker: Joe Nishikida, Tom Diani, Todd Baumer
Sun. March 22, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(2 days) Assessing Wildland Fire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone
Subject Area:
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Pat Durland
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-215 (3 days): Fire Operations in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Roma 1&2
Speaker: Cody Nelson
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
RX-310 (4 days): Introduction to Fire Effects
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 3
Speaker: Rich Harvey
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-390 (4 days): Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento 4
Speaker: Sandy Munns
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
L-965 (4 days): Resource Unit Leader/Demobilization Unit Leader
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Darryl Cleveland, John Roberts
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-404 (4 days): Safety Officer
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 12
Speaker: Joe Nishikida, Tom Diani, Todd Baumer
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(2 days) Assessing Wildland Fire Hazards in the Home Ignition Zone
Subject Area:
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Pat Durland
Mon. March 23, 2015
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
S-200 (2 days): Initial Attack Incident Commander
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: Dave Provencio
Tue. March 24, 2015
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
S-404 (4 days): Safety Officer
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 12
Speaker: Joe Nishikida, Tom Diani, Todd Baumer
Tue. March 24, 2015
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
S-215 (3 days): Fire Operations in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Roma 1&2
Speaker: Cody Nelson
Tue. March 24, 2015
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
L-965 (4 days): Resource Unit Leader/Demobilization Unit Leader
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Darryl Cleveland, John Roberts
Tue. March 24, 2015
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
S-200 (2 days): Initial Attack Incident Commander
Subject Area: NWCG
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: Dave Provencio
Tue. March 24, 2015
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
What’s New in the WUI? Updates from NFPA
Subject Area:
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Michele Steinberg
Tue. March 24, 2015
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
FEMA Wildfire Mitigation Grant Funding
Subject Area: Wildland Fire Policy & Tools
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 10
Speaker: Patti Blankenship, (Facilitator) Kurt Latipow, Robert McCord, Lillian Ricardo
Tue. March 24, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
General Session 1: Lessons from the 2013 Fire Season Down Under – The Challenges of the New South Wales Bush Fires
Subject Area: General Session
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany EF
Speaker: Shane Fitzsimmons
Tue. March 24, 2015
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception/Exhibit Hall Open
Subject Area: Networking
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany ABC
Speaker:
Wed. March 25, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
General Session 2: Pacific Northwest is Burning: The Carlton Complex
Subject Area: General Session
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany EF
Speaker: Bobbie Scopa, Dan Smith, Bill Vallance, Donald Waller
Wed. March 25, 2015
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
301: Insurance Resources Before and During a Wildfire
Subject Area: Wildland Fire Policy & Tools
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: David Torgerson, P.E., Glen McNitt
Wed. March 25, 2015
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
201: Defense Logistics Agency – Wildland Fire Protection Program: What is Changing?
Subject Area: Operations and Suppression
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Chris Stephens
Wed. March 25, 2015
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
101: Models of FAC Leadership and Coordination – Fire Departments, Fire Safe Councils and Beyond
Subject Area: Fire Adapted Communities
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: (Facilitator) Nick Goulette, Justice Jones, Forest Schaefer, Frank Riley, Jr., Katie Martel
Wed. March 25, 2015
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Exhibit Floor Open
Subject Area: Networking
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany ABC
Speaker:
Wed. March 25, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
302: Blazing a Trail – A New Approach to Managing Wildland Fires
Subject Area: Wildland Fire Policy & Tools
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Paul Cooke
Wed. March 25, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
202: Ethical Engagement in Wildland Fire Suppression
Subject Area: Operations and Suppression
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Todd McNeal
Wed. March 25, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
102: FAC for the Fire Service
Subject Area: Fire Adapted Communities
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: (Facilitator) Shawn Stokes, Keith Germain, John Cowie
Wed. March 25, 2015
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch with Exhibitors
Subject Area: Networking
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany ABC
Speaker:
Wed. March 25, 2015
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
General Session 3: Fire Adapted Communities Perspectives from the Federal, State, and Local Level
Subject Area: General Session
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany EF
Speaker: Jim Hubbard, Ken Pimlott, Justice Jones
Wed. March 25, 2015
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
303: Post Fire Assessment Teams – What are they and what are their function?
Subject Area: Wildland Fire Policy & Tools
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Karen Stafford, Melanie Spradling
Wed. March 25, 2015
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
203: Leadership Session – Lessons for Type I ICs
Subject Area: Operations and Suppression
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Rich Harvey, Jean Pincha Tulley, Joe Stutler
Wed. March 25, 2015
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM
103: After the Wildfire: WUI Lessons Learned
Subject Area: Fire Adapted Communities
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: Amy Sylvester, Jeremy Taylor
Wed. March 25, 2015
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
FAC Reception
Subject Area: Networking
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Sorrento
Speaker:
Thu. March 26, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
304: What the Cohesive Strategy Means to Our Future
Subject Area: Wildland Fire Policy & Tools
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Dan Smith, Joe Stutler, Tom Harbour
Thu. March 26, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
204: Where Do Residents Go and How Do They Go Home: A Look at Wildland Fire Event Evacuation and Repopulation Processes
Subject Area: Operations and Suppression
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: (Moderator) Dave Driscoll, Jim Linardos, Justice Jones, Brian Fennessy
Thu. March 26, 2015
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
104: The Vulnerability of Vents to Wind-blown Embers during Wildfires
Subject Area: Fire Adapted Communities
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: Steve Quarles, PhD
Thu. March 26, 2015
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
305: Evolving Incident Management – What it Means Going Into the Future and on the Ground
Subject Area: Wildland Fire Policy & Tools
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 11
Speaker: Dan Smith
Thu. March 26, 2015
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
205: Wildland Urban Interface and the British Columbia Structure Protection Program
Subject Area: Operations and Suppression
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 5
Speaker: Gordon Anderson
Thu. March 26, 2015
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
105: Regulations in the WUI: Challenges and Lessons Learned in Code, Ordinance and Standard Adoption
Subject Area: Fire Adapted Communities
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 6
Speaker: Tim Weaver, Michele Steinberg, Lucian Deaton
Thu. March 26, 2015
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
General Session 4: Play Well with Others: Improving Multi-Agency Collaboration Through Improvisation – Collaboration in the Homeland Security Environment
Subject Area: General Session
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany EF
Speaker: Andrew Phelps
Thu. March 26, 2015
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Sand Table Exercise sponsored by SimTable
Subject Area: Off-Site Post-Conference
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany 12
Speaker:
Thu. March 26, 2015
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
National Weather Service and Desert Research Institute Tour (Off Site)
Subject Area: Off-Site Post-Conference
Venue: Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Room: Tuscany Foyer
Speaker: