International leader in wildland fire science to visit Chelan County

  • Source: The Leavenworth Echo
  • Published: 05/11/2022 09:00 AM

An internationally recognized leader in wildland fire and fire science will visit Chelan County in May to conduct a field study that aims to better determine the origin point of wildland fires. Working in conjunction with the Chelan County Fire Marshal’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service, Dr. Albert Simeoni of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., will bring his team to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest for six days of preparation and testing. The testing event, called the Wildland Fire Pattern Indicator Reliability Study, will be May 9-13. “Getting to test in a totally different ecosystem than the one where we usually conduct our experiments on the East Coast really allows us to expand the scope of our research,” Simeoni said. Simeoni is an internationally recognized leader in fire science with more than 15 years of experience developing experimental and analytical


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