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Joseph Pred

CEO,
Mutual Aid Risk & Safety
San Francisco, CA, USA
Joseph Pred has been working in a variety of risk and emergency management roles with festivals and temporary mass gatherings for over 20 years. In addition to being CEO of Mutual Aid Response Services and Mutual Aid Risk & Safety (MARS) since 2000, Joseph served as Burning Man‘s Chief of Emergency Services for 16 years and served several terms as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Entertainment Commission where he held the Public Health seat. He is also the Executive Advisor to the harm reduction non-profit PLUR Angels and is the EMS Program Director at Unitek Education.

Joseph is an author of several books on emergency preparedness and is a regular contributor to Everfest/Fest 300 on emergency management issues at festivals. He also regularly speaks at conferences on matters of public safety, emergency management, and temporary mass gatherings.