Entries by John Mead

The USGS Rolls Out a New Five Year Wildland Fire Science Strategy to Address Increasingly Devastating Fires

Three of the past four years have set wildfire records for acres burned, damaged and destroyed structures, and even deaths. To address the increasing risks to life, property, and the environment, the United States Geological Survey released a new strategy to use science, research, and technology to better address fire risks before, during, and after […]

RedZone Announces Kwong Yau as New Director of Risk Products

Boulder, CO, 08/03/2020 RedZone is pleased to announce that Kwong Yau has joined the company as the organization’s new Director of Risk Products. Kwong comes from the insurance industry and brings forth an immeasurable amount of industry knowledge and experience.   Kwong, who holds a Master In Science from Villanova University, began a +20 year […]

RedZone Announces Matthew Wood as New Director of Software Development

Boulder, CO, 07/06/2020 RedZone is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Wood as the organization’s next Director of Software Development. Matt brings to the position a wealth of knowledge and experience in software development.   With over two-decades of software and development experience, Matt has built and led numerous development and engineering teams across […]

Wildfire 101: Modern Warning Systems

In the United States, effective systems are in place to help us plan for, respond to, evacuate from, and cope with dangerous and difficult emergency events.  Traditionally in the late twentieth century, mass media (television and radio) were relied upon to inform the general public of impending or ongoing dangerous situations. Previously, older technology like sirens were utilized for warning […]