After the Fire Delegation Zooms to DC to Meet with Electeds Regarding Wildfire

After the Fire Zoom Window with 9 participants on screen

During the fall of 2021, After the Fire hosted an ongoing virtual advocacy delegation of local elected officials, non-profit leaders, and community members to meet with our country’s senators and representatives regarding wildfire.  Advocacy in the era of COVID-19 has shifted these kinds of meetings from in person in Washington DC, to a new virtual…

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Budgets are a Statement of Values: How does the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Value Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience? 

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On August 10th, the Senate passed, by a vote of 69-30, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  The infrastructure package was the product of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and led by a bipartisan group of 22 Senators (National Governors Association).   The total cost of the bill is $1.2 trillion with $548 billion in new spending. The bill reauthorizes the…

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Disconnected: Understanding Communication System Failures During Disasters

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By Scott Adams In our technology-dependent world, communications systems are our lifelines. We count on them for situational awareness, emergency alerts and warnings, disaster response, vital information, social connectedness, work, education and healthcare. Due to climate change, California has experienced an increasing number of large-scale disasters over the last two decades. During recent disasters, our…

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