Article Out Loud - Fireproofing the Future: Safeguarding Against Wildfires

By Roy Thun, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness, August 23, 2023.

July 2023 was the world’s hottest recorded month in history. Increasing heat events increase the risk of wildfires. However, good land and waste management practices can significantly prevent and mitigate the risk and consequences of these events.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Roy Thun

Roy Thun is a senior environmental specialist at GHD and a climate resiliency and sustainability thought leader with over 35 years of experience in environmental consulting and industry. Roy is the North American Director of the Burntfields™ Wildfire Risk Management Solution, which addresses wildfire risks through early prevention and mitigation strategies, wildfire preparedness, response actions, and recovery strategies. The solution complements and supplements tightly stretched public sector resources. It helps residents and businesses understand and address wildfire risks and vulnerabilities to create more resilient communities. Roy has contributed to many technical guidance documents, including ASTM’s Standard Guide for Remedial Action Resiliency to Climate Impacts, ITRC’s Sustainable and Resilient Remediation, ITRC’s Remediation Management of Complex Sites, and ASTM’s Recognition and Derecognition of Environmental Liabilities.



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