Utility Wildland Fire Prevention Advisory Committee

The Utility Wildland Fire Prevention Advisory Committee was established by the Washington Legislature in 2021 under Engrossed Senate Bill 5158.  The Legislature directed the Commissioner of Public Lands to convene a committee with the intent of providing a forum for electric utilities, the department, and other fire suppression organizations of the state to identify and develop solutions to issues of wildfire prevention and risk mitigation specifically related to electric utilities transmission and distribution networks, identification of best management practices, electric utility infrastructure protection, and wildland fire suppression and response. The committee meets on a quarterly basis.


Click here to view the members of the committee. 

Statutory Authority

RCW 76.04.780 grants the committee its authority. 


Contact Bryan Perrenod at Bryan.Perrenod@dnr.wa.gov with questions and comments. 

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November 15, 2023


August 16, 2023


May 17, 2023

Due to the lack of a quorum, no meeting occurred. See the summary.

February 15, 2023