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Syndy Zerr

Syndy Zerr

Phoenix, OR 97535

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Interests:
  • Business wildfire resilience
  • Communications/outreach
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Cultural burning
  • Evacuation outreach
  • Evacuation planning
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Forest/ecosystem management
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Fuels treatment economics
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Internal safety zones
  • Watershed protection/management
  • Wildfire recovery
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances

Syndy is the founder/owner of Wildfire Mitigation Network (WMN), a consulting firm designed to assist home owners and property managers mitigate the risk of wildfire to homes and valuable assets.

Syndy has more than 30 years as a wildland fire professional, working for several state and federal land management agencies before retiring from the Forest Service as a Deputy Fire Staff-Operations in southern Oregon.

She has participated in large fire management and all-risk incident management from the west coast to the southeastern states, and Puerto Rico. She is currently a member of a type 1 national incident management and an alternate for an Area Command Team.

In addition to enjoying time with her family, pets, and the outdoors; working on WUI related projects for WMN; and volunteers for a large county Search and Rescue organization in addition to founding and co-coordinating an annual fundraiser for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.