WEEDS info

WEEDS info

New WEEDS Installation in Descanso, CA

April, 2011

WEEDS Featured on 10News San Diego

Ramona Man's Invention May Protect Homes From Wildfires Physicist Joseph Mitchell Developed WEEDS System 11:59 PM, Sep 22, 2009 A Ramona physicist may have invented the last line of defense against wildfires, 10News reported.Even after clearing...



WUI Encyclopedia Article

Wrote chapter Radiant Heat in the Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires....

California Office of the State Fire Marshal Task Force on Wildfire Protection Building Construction

Assisted the State Fire Marshal’s Office in establishing a framework for testing ignition-resistant construction proposed for the 2010 update to the California Building Code, Chapter 7A.  Final draft 5/21/2009. Chapter 7A Task Force Recommendations ...

Wildland Fire Still an Unsolved Problem

SOURCE:  RAMONA SENTINEL Michael Scott-Blair’s two articles in the July 9th Sentinel on retired Chief Steve Butler’s efforts to raise fire awareness and on his fire equipment company raise a number of important issues that people living in the San Diego...

Power Lines and Wildfire

Power Lines and Wildfire

Utility Power Shutoff

Since our original involvement in defeating SDG&E’s proposed de-energization plan in 2008 we have provided technical support for MGRA's strong advocacy for requiring cost/benefit and risk/benefit analyses to determine thresholds for the risky...

Wildfire Mitigation Plans

We proposed and lobbied through the first utility fire plans regulatory requirements as the technical expert for MGRA.  We continue to advocate for comprehensive utility wildfire mitigation plans, including:   - Continuing opportunity for substantive...