M-bar Technologies and Consulting, LLC was founded to increase public awareness of options available to homeowners to reduce wildfire home losses, in particular the public domain WEEDS water spray protection system.  


Its founder Joseph W. Mitchell, whose background is in experimental particle physics, is also is an expert witness before the CPUC on the subject of power lines and wildfire. He successfully proposed and the creation of statewide fire maps targeted toward utility ignition risk and has provided expert testimony and comment in a number of CPUC proceedings.