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Johns Hopkins: Hosting Symposium on Wildfires and Public Health, Lessons Learned from the 2018 Experience in California, on Wednesday, April 17

The Center of Injury Research and Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting the 2019 Daniel J. Raskin Memorial Symposium and Community Hero Award on Wednesday, April 17, where a panel of experts will discuss the implications of wildfires on public health, with a focus on the 2018 experiences in California.

This yearly symposium honors Mr. Daniel J. Raskin, a Maryland volunteer firefighter who died in the line of duty in 1990. In his professional life, Mr. Raskin was an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board and dedicated his life to advocate for transportation safety and injury prevention.

Mr. Jim Crawford, a 35-year veteran of the fire service, will receive this year’s Community Hero Award in recognition of his leadership of Vision 20/20, National Strategies for Fire Loss Prevention, and his advocacy for community risk reduction.

Event details:
Noon – 1:20 p.m. Eastern
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Feinstone Hall, E2030
Baltimore, MD 21205

Speakers:
Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH
Dean Emeritus
Second Century Distinguished Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Tonya Hoover
Superintendent
U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy

Michael Gollner
Associate Professor
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
University of Maryland

Michele Steinberg
Wildfire Division Manager
National Fire Protection Association

Ken Pimlott
Chief (retired)
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

Registration required. Space is limited. To register, contact Ms. Edith Jones at ejones10@jhu.edu.