2021 Wildfire Season: Is your business prepared?

Recorded July 14, 2021

2021 is heating up

Yet another above-average wildfire season is expected in 2021 as extreme weather continues to affect the globe. AccuWeather meteorologists predict an astonishing 9.5 million acres could burn this year, well above the 10-year average of 6.8 million. Feel secure in the face of inclement weather by taking steps now to minimize event impacts through proper planning and preparation.

  • Get the exclusive, in-depth outlook for the 2021 wildfire season
  • Hear recommendations regarding how to prepare your organization and ensure employees and assets are protected
  • See a sneak preview of our all-new SkyGuard® wildfire features
  • Learn how you can protect your business from catastrophic loss and disruption by understanding and reducing wildfire risk



Geoffrey Cornish

On-Air Meteorologist, AccuWeather Network

Geoff Cornish is a trusted global weather expert, sharing the most accurate, reliable weather information and updates on the AccuWeather Network as an On-Air Meteorologist.

Geoff is responsible for the analysis of ever-changing weather patterns on a global scale. He identifies potential problems before severe weather strikes and delivers forecasts that help to ensure the safety of property and people.

An American Meteorological Society Certified Broadcast Meteorologist, Geoff has over a decade of broadcast meteorology experience. He applies his meteorological background to fire weather prediction and participates in his local volunteer fire department where he has served for 10+ years. Geoff earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University.


Thomas Bedard

Implementation Manager, Meteorologist

Tom Bedard is an Implementation Manager and Meteorologist at AccuWeather for Business. In this role, Tom is responsible for integrating AccuWeather’s business services into their client’s business continuity and emergency preparedness operations. He leads a team of technical support and emergency preparedness specialists who provide AFB clients with onboarding, training, and enterprise support.

Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in Meteorology from Penn State and has previously worked as a FEMA course developer, FEMA course instructor, and risk management analyst. He has been an active volunteer firefighter/EMT for over a decade, regularly works with local emergency management agencies, and also serves as a search and rescue K9 handler for human remains detection. Tom was the 2019-2021 Chair of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Emergency Management.

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