I work as a Wildland Fire Specialist for the Montecito Fire Department in southern Santa Barbara County. I also serve on the Board for the Santa Barbara Fire Safe Council and am a Fire Behavior Analyst for California Incident Management Team 15. I work with residents and local stakeholders to plan and implement wildland fire mitigation actions. These include Community Wildfire Protection Plans and Pre-Attack Suppression Plans. I also meet with District residents to consult them on local fire ordinance, assess wildfire risks to their specific properties, and offer recommendations on best actions to mitigate those risks.