Fight Fire with Tech: Recent Innovations to Combat Wildfires

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Dear Friends:

Last year marked California’s largest and most ferocious wildfire season on record. Over 9,500 wildfires swept across the state, burning more than 4 million acres of land and resulting in 37 lives lost. The outlook for this year's fire season is shaping up to be potentially even more devastating. Every year these brutal wildfires and their aftermath wreak havoc across the state, risking lives and land, destroying homes, and costing Californians millions of dollars.

Here in the Bay Area, there are countless efforts underway to develop technology driven solutions to better respond to and reduce the risk of devastating wildfires. Representing this district, I feel like I have an opportunity and a responsibility to help promising technologies connect with our state and local leaders that are fighting wildfires.

Please join me along with Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildfire Resilience at California Natural Resources Agency and Jonathan Cox, Deputy Chief of CAL FIRE, San Mateo Division. In addition, representatives from the tech community will be joining us to discuss innovative technologies, tools, and strategies to prevent, mitigate, and combat wildfires.

State Senator Josh Becker Invites You To

An Online Town Hall:

“Fight Fire with Tech: Bay Area Innovations to Combat Wildfires”

Tuesday, June 29th

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please click here to RSVP

To RSVP, submit a question, or tell us about an initiative, startup, or other organization focused on wildfire technology, please click the link above. The event is open to the public and will livestream at sd13.senate.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

Josh Becker
State Senator, 13th District