Second Chance for Fire Forum

Oakland Hills FireYou are invited to a Presentation on Wildfires and wildfire mitigation hosted by the Kensington Public Safety Council (KPSC) on Thursday, June 19th at 7pm at the Kensington Community Center, 59 Arlington Ave., Kensington

Michael Bond, a Fire Marshal and an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator with the El Cerrito/Kensington Fire Department, will be addressing fire behavior, fire mitigation through fuel management guidelines, bringing us up to date on upgrades since the ’91 fire, and giving us practical ways we may lessen our risks for fire.

Dan O’Brien, with over 40 years of experience with wild land fire, will also be speaking to us and doing a power point presentation on both the Berkeley and Oakland Hills fires. He will address creating a defensible space and the work in our Kensington Community on fuel reduction. In 2013 Mr. O’Brien served as the Lead Investigator for the Arizona Department of Occupational Safety and Health concerning the fire fighter fatalities on the Yarnell Hill Fires.

Harold Adler, Director of the Art House Gallery & Cultural Center in Berkeley, has graciously put on loan to us for the evening a collection of photos he had taken the day after the Oakland Hills Fire. These incredible photos will have a lasting impact and are a must see.

Mr. Adler’s works on in the permanent collections of The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, the Berkeley Historical Society, the California State Library at Sacramento, the Historical Museum, the Oakland Museum of California and the Media Center at the Moffitt Library of UC Berkeley.

This Presentation is FREE and OPEN TO ALL.

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