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Emergency Preparedness: Lifesaving Lessons From a Wildfire Study

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 alexm@nist.gov.

Read NIST’s Case Study of the Camp Fire here.

The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.

You can find this interview and many more by subscribing to The Employee Safety Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, orhere.

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