2022 Wildfire Season: Protect Your People 

Recorded: MAY 4th, 2022


AccuWeather's experts preview this year's wildfire season and showcase the latest forecast tools so you can keep your people and assets safe.

Key Highlights

2022 wildfire season outlook

Preview what areas could have an active wildfire season

Discover unique challenges businesses face before, during, and after wildfires strike

Wildfire season can spark serious threats to your business. Stay safe with AccuWeather.

Join our lead U.S. Long-Range Forecaster, Paul Pastelok for a look at the 2022 wildfire season forecast. Plus, is your business ready to face a wildfire? Implementation Manager, Thomas Bedard and Director of Forensic Services, John Lavin preview the latest tools AccuWeather For Business has developed to ensure you have wildfire warnings at your fingertips, helping your organization plan for and stay ahead of dangerous conditions. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Get the 2022 wildfire season forecast
  • Learn what areas are most likely to be impacted by wildfires this season
  • Explore how your organization can minimize disruption, reduce risk and liability, and drive revenue by leveraging weather risk mitigation services


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Paul Pastelok

Lead U.S. Long-Range Forecaster

Paul Pastelok has been with AccuWeather for 30 years. He leads a team that provides clients with forecasts ranging from short-term, to sub-seasonal and seasonal domains, to as far out as 12 months. Paul’s department has expanded globally and has developed long-range forecasts for Europe, Canada, South America, and Asia. Paul also has experience in commodity, tropical and global drought forecasting. Paul has worked extensively with clients in a variety of industries including radio, television broadcasting, and newspapers, and now has a weekly, long-range podcast.


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.


John Lavin

Director, Forensic Services

John Lavin is the Director of Forensic Services and a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) at AccuWeather for Business. He leads a team of highly qualified expert meteorologists who specialize in reconstructing the weather at a particular time and place for legal cases and insurance claims. John has over ten years of professional meteorology experience at AccuWeather for Business providing forecasts and warnings to many Fortune 500 companies. John earned his CCM designation from the American Meteorological Society, which is only awarded to meteorologists that possess a high level of knowledge, experience, and character in the field of meteorology. John has been designated as an expert witness in meteorology in cases involving wildfires, property damage, and wrongful death suits.

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