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carpa -- IASC/CARPA Spring Workshop Posted: 01 Apr 2014 14:52:01
The steering committees for the California Interagency Air and Smoke Council and the California Air Response Planning Alliance invite you to the IASC/CARPA Spring 2014 Meeting. Please save the dates: IASC/CARPA Spring 2014 Meeting, 4/30 and 5/1, McClellan The steering committees for the California Interagency Air and Smoke Council and the California Air Response Planning Alliance invite you to the IASC/CARPA Spring 2014 Meeting. Focus: Managing smoke impacts of wildland fire Objectives: Day 1, coordination protocol development: discussion of all elements of inter-agency coordination for smoke management in the 2013 fire season what worked well and what might need further refinement. Result: input to a smoke management communication/coordination protocol to aid land management, air quality management, and public health agencies in the 2014 and future fire seasons. Day 2, hands-on training: EBAM siting, set up, and operation; data management procedures; smoke impacts communication tools. Result: improved local smoke monitoring capabilities. Detailed program available by April 15th Dates and proposed times: April 30th, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and May 1st, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Wildland Fire Training Center, McClellan, CA Address: 3237 Peacekeeper Way, McClellan, CA 95652 WFTC web site with directions, maps, and lodging information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/fire-aviation/management/?cid=STELPRDB5363444 Background: IASC meets annually to discuss air quality and smoke management related to prescribed burning activities. Information on past meetings and IASCs charter is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/smp/progdev/iasc/iasc.htm. CARPA meets regularly to coordinate agencies that respond to hazardous air release incidents, including wildfires. Information is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/carpa/carpa.htm. Questions? Please feel free to email Trent Procter
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