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Joseph Pred

Mutual Aid Risk & Safety (former San Francisco Entertainment Commissioner and Burning Man Emergency Operations Chief)
San Francisco, California
Joseph Pred has been working in a variety of operational, risk and emergency management roles with festivals and temporary mass gatherings for over 20 years. In addition to managing Mutual Aid Response Services (MARS) and Mutual Aid Risk and Safety since 2000, Joseph founded Burning Man‘s Emergency Services Department and has served as a Commissioner on the San Francisco Entertainment Commission. Having both the perspective of event production and that of a government authority, Joseph’s permitting, compliance, agency relations experience benefits from having seen the process, and challenges, from both sides of the equation.

Joseph is also an author and regularly speaks at conferences on matters of public safety, risk, and temporary mass gatherings.

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