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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 IASC’s 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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