Tom Rolinski is currently the Fire Scientist for Southern California Edison (SCE) one of the nation’s largest utilities. In this role Tom is responsible for bringing together the latest science and technology to help build a comprehensive fire program for reducing wildfire risk across SCE’s service territory. Prior to joining Southern California Edison, Mr. Rolinski worked for the federal government for nearly 27 years, spending most of that time in fire weather. During the last 15 years, he became a recognized leader in California’s fire program. His pioneering approach to fire meteorology and his collaborative spirit have led the way in developing new tools to assess wildfire threat across the state.