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Evaluating Fire Risk & Impact at APS

Jan. 11, 2021
Webinar about Evaluating Fire Risk & Impact at Arizona Public Service Company

We cannot make significant strides in reducing catastrophic wildland fire in and around utility Rights-of-Way unless we understand the risk. The approach to mitigating potential impact at APS is a combination of elements but understanding the data and developing a model to prioritize resources is the foundation. APS Wildfire Risk Index Assessment Analysis was developed to create an informed decision framework to identify and determine potential mitigation plans and programs to address the wildfire threat to APS. This presentation will include discussion on the development of the model used to identify risk and used to make data-based decisions.


Wade is a Certified Wildfire Mitigation Specialist from the National Fire Protection Agency, NFPA and has a Degree in Fire Science. Wade works for Arizona Public Service, Forestry & Special Programs Division, where he oversees a Comprehensive Fire Mitigation Plan (CFMP) for transmission and distribution operations.

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