Tom Gaccione (not pictured) will be our speaker this month. He will be talking about the recently installed Wildfire alerting system, how it works, and how we will use it to guide fire response and simulate/ plan for future firefighting. He’ll then diverge slightly and talk about wildlife in the Big Bear area and, as it’s all tied together, an update on some renewable energy systems. Update 1/14/20: Since Tom’s presentation, Jackie and Shadow got hitched and Jackie has laid two eggs. Tom claims they will hatch Valentine’s Day. He must be a hopeless romantic.