Start date: November 2, 2021

End date: November 3, 2021

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET Each Day

AN IBHS VIRTUAL DISASTER DYNAMICS ACADEMY 

When

NOVEMBER 2 & 3 (2 Days)

November 2:

12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT

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LIVE: Structure Separation Test
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PT

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November 3:

12 Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT

REPLAY: Structure Separation Test
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PT

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Where

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What to Expect

Our final Disaster Dynamics Academy for 2021 will focus on the catastrophic impacts of wildfires when they spread into our built environment. This will be an IBHS live streamed virtual event, featuring an accomplished group of expert guest speakers alongside IBHS wildfire specialists Dr. Faraz Hedayati and Daniel Gorham. Together we will explore the wildfire risk to high-density neighborhoods and communities, how fire can spread from structure to structure, and how community planning and design can help reduce the risk. Participants will also be able to view a special livestream of science in action as IBHS conducts a controlled burn experiment for our ongoing research into how fire spreads between structures. 


Guest speakers:

Greg Dillon  

Director of the Fire Modeling Institute, US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Laboratory 

Alex Maranghides

Fire Protection Engineer, Wildland Urban Interface Fire Group, National Institute for Standards and Technology.

Dr. Michael Gollner  

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkley 

Molly Mowery  

Executive Director of the Community Wildfire Planning Center; founder of Wildfire Planning International (WPI)  

Who should watch

Member company staff in modeling, claims, marketing, product management, research, underwriting, and any others who are interested.

Additional Resources:

WildfirePrepared.org

Wildfire Roadmaps

Wildfire Ready Home Prep

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Day 1 – November 2

Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
Fire Spread in the Built Environment

Guest speaker presentations followed by our live panel discussion.

Greg Dillon  

Director of the Fire Modeling Institute, US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Laboratory 

Topic: The threat wildfires pose to our suburban communities and how we evaluate the large-scale fire risk communities face.  

For more on our guest, speaker visit: https://www.fs.fed.us/research/people/profile.php?alias=gdillon 

Dr. Michael Gollner  

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkley 

Topic: Wildfire science continues to advance and our knowledge of the threat of ember-driven ignitions is increasing quickly. We will explore some of the recent advances in this area and use them to help reconstruct the events of the Tubbs Fire and its catastrophic outcome as fire spread into a dense suburban landscape.  

For more on our guest speaker, visit: https://me.berkeley.edu/people/michael-gollner/ 

Molly Mowery  

Executive Director of the Community Wildfire Planning Center and founder of Wildfire Planning International (WPI)  

Topic: As science advances our ability to mitigate the impacts of wildfires on our communities does too. Community planning can be used to help lower vulnerabilities to wildfire and stopping their spread once they enter our built environment both when considering new communities but how we adapt our existing ones to the threat from wildfire. 

For more on our guest speaker, visit: https://wildfireplanning.com/about/ 

A Q & A discussion will follow featuring our guests alongside IBHS wildfire experts Daniel Gorham and Faraz Hedayati, hosted by Christina Gropp. 

During this time, we will also preview our live Structure Separation Burn Test with a live look-in with Armand Broady. 

Structure Separation Test Live: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET 

IBHS will bring you live coverage of this structure separation burn test from the IBHS Research Center. Join Christina Gropp, Ian Giammanco, and Armand Broady as they take you inside wildfire science at IBHS. 

Day 2 – November 3

Noon – 1:30 p.m. ET
Camp Fire Case Study

Guest Speaker:  

Alex Maranghides   

Fire Protection Engineer, Wildland Urban Interface Fire Group, National Institute for Standards and Technology  

Topic: Case study of fire spread inside a community based on the Camp Fire.  

Q & A discussion will follow, with our speaker and IBHS Wildfire Specialist Dr. Faraz Hedayati joining Alex to answer your questions. Hosted by Christina Gropp.

For more on our guest speaker, visit: https://www.nist.gov/people/alexander-maranghides 

1:30 pm – 2:30 p.m. ET: Replay of Structure Separation Test 

If you couldn’t join us live, we will replay the coverage of our structure separation test burn and be available in Chat to answer questions. 

*Weather contingency: Structure Separation Test Live: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. ET 

IBHS will bring you live coverage of this structure separation burn test from the IBHS Research Center. Join Christina Gropp, Ian Giammanco, and Armand Broady as they take you inside wildfire science at IBHS.  {streamed to DDA attendees on the event page, and to our social channels Facebook & YouTube} 

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