Sharing Science and Lessons Learned: COVID-19 and Wildfire

August 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Southwest Fire Consortium

As COVID-19 cases and wildland fire activity increase across the country, wildland fire personnel are looking for ways to quickly identify cases and prevent the spread of the disease on the fireline. The Southwest Fire Consortium will be hosting a webinar sharing information about the current state of the science and lessons learned from the 2020 wildfire season. Join us as Dr. Kathleen Navarro and Dr. John Piacentino from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will provide an overview and updates on COVID-19, current CDC testing strategies and guidance, and current infection prevention procedures. In addition, Alex Viktora, from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center will provide a summary of the lessons learned from the 2020 wildland fire season, and Jayson Coil from Sedona Fire will provide a view from the field after multiple fire assignments in the Southwest. Registration is limited to 500 participants.