With more than 35 years of experience and dedication to reducing wildfire losses, Pat Durland started Stone Creek Fire LLC to share wildfire loss reduction strategies with individuals and communities facing these potential losses. Since 2004, Stone Creek Fire has played a national role in developing and implementing wildfire mitigation principles and programs that reduce these potential tragedies and damages by fighting wildfire losses "smarter, rather than harder!
Gary Marshall is a former deputy fire chief in Bend, Oregon, and an outspoken advocate of Firewise in the fire service community. He has partnered with residents and local governments to support the Deschutes County "Project Wildfire" and "FireFree" programs in addition to teaching HIZ courses.
Jerry McAdams is a Senior Captain and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the Boise Fire Department in Boise, Idaho, with 18+ years of experience in the fire service--in both operations and prevention. Jerry has served on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), is an experienced fire investigator, and holds certifications as a Fire Inspector I, II and Fire Plans Examiner. He has a passion for working with people to address the danger that wildfires pose, as well as organizing and managing mitigation projects to reduce wildfire risk to individuals, communities and the environment.