APS Forestry Fire Mitigation
Natural Resource Specialist
Dea Funka serves as a steering committee member of AZFAC and is a representative from the Arizona Public Service (APS) Fire Mitigation Team in the Forestry Department. APS is the largest utility company in Arizona serving customers across the state in many Wildland Urban Interface areas. She assists the team in wildland fire efforts associated with the utility corridors. Her role includes fire response, intel, and support by coordinating with stakeholders both in the public and private sector in relation to fire mitigation and natural resources. Previous work experience includes working for the Arizona Department of Forestry & Fire Management in wildland fire prevention and interagency fire dispatch. She has a background and education in cultural and natural resource management and paralegal studies.