Fire Protection Engineering Department Seminar Series: The Role of Fire Science in Addressing the Wildfire Threat

Monday, December 04, 2017
12:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
50P1226

Fire Protection Engineering Department
Seminar Series

All are Welcome
 
Monday, December 4, 2017
12:00 pm
FPE, 50 Prescott Street, Gateway Park II, Room 50P1226
 
***Light Lunch will be provided - RSVP to dpoirier@wpi.edu if you are able to attend***
 
The Role of Fire Science in Addressing the Wildfire Threat


Michele Steinberg

Michele Steinberg
Wildfire Division Manager | NFPA

Abstract:
Wildfires are emerging as a modern threat to life safety, property and economic health in the U.S. and around the world. Learn more about what the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is doing to address what some call “the blight of the 21st century.” Michele Steinberg has worked with technical experts on both wildfire and human behavior, fire ecology, land use planning, building materials, and fire safety standards to help craft a national approach that uses scientific findings to inform advice to residents of communities at risk from wildfire. Hear more about what NFPA and its partners have done to try to change outcomes for people and places exposed to wildfire, and what more needs to be done from a fire science and engineering standpoint to address this intractable and growing problem.
 
Bio:
Michele Steinberg is the Wildfire Division Manager at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), leading a team dedicated to wildfire safety outreach. She has worked for NFPA since 2002, and has nearly 30 years of professional experience in natural hazard mitigation, land use planning, and disaster safety outreach. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Wildland Fire and on the Executive Advisory Committee of the Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery Membership Division of the American Planning Association. She holds a Master of Urban Affairs degree from Boston University.

Audience(s): 
DEPARTMENT(S): 
Name: 
Diane Poirier