Researching emergencies from the past can lead to lifesaving insights for the future.
In this episode, Peter speaks with Alexander Maranghides, Fire Protection Engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), about his recent study of the Camp Fire, California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire that occurred in 2018. They discuss:
- Why Alexander’s team chose to study this particular wildfire
- The five factors that made it so devastating
- How the data from the report is guiding lifesaving research and emergency preparedness efforts
Any questions for Alexander? Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read NIST’s Case Study of the Camp Fire here.