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Wildfires in Massachusetts: A Hot Topic – a hybrid event (in person and via zoom)

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

- Free

Concord’s Fire Chief, Thomas M. Judge with over 37 years of experience, and Assistant Fire Chief, Walter Latta with over 19 years of experience, for a combined experience of over 56 years, have in the past few months, seen fire related events in Massachusetts that they have never seen here before.

Please join us in listening to the Concord Fire Department present on how brush fires are impacting Massachusetts during our current drought. The Chief will elaborate on past brush fires that impacted Concord and will talk about the recent brush fires across the State. We will learn about resources in Concord’s fire district, resources and mobilization in Massachusetts, and ways we can mitigate risk. We will have a Q&A session after the presentation.

This a hybrid event. The event will take place in the Goodwin Forum of the Main Library, and will also be live-streamed over Zoom. Please indicate if you plan to attend in person or via zoom in the name field of the registration after your name

Presenters:

Fire Chief Thomas Judge has been a member of the Concord Fire Department since 1985. He has served as Firefighter, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and since 2017, as Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Chief Judge is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer by the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission and the Center for Public Safety Excellence.

Assistant Chief Walter Latta Jr. has been a member of the Concord Fire Department since 2018. Prior to Concord, he has served as a Firefighter and Captain with the Maynard Fire Department. He serves as a Logistics Manager for the Massachusetts Task Force One, a FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team. He has been deployed to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Irma and Maria, Oregon Wildfires, and several other disasters throughout the country. He holds a master’s degree in Public Administration, and is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Assistant Chief Latta is credentialed as a Chief Fire Officer by the Massachusetts Fire Service Commission.

Program partners: Concord Fire Department, Concord Free Public Library, Concord Health Division, Great Meadows Public Health Collaborative, and Town of Concord Archives.

Venue

Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Phone:
978-318-3301
Website:
https://www.concordlibrary.org