This week, the National Assocation of State Foresters (NASF) is holding their Forest Fire Committee meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Dave Nuss and Michele Steinberg from NFPA's Wildland Fire Operations Division, as well as Ryan Depew from NFPA's Public Fire Protection Division are in attendance.
Beginning on Tuesday, January 10th, attendees heard updates from many groups including the U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Interior Office of Wildland Fire, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the U.S. Fire Administration. Dave Nuss also provided an update from NFPA on the Wildland Fire Operations Division, Firewise and the new Fire Adapted Communities Coalition.
On Wednesday, the meeting attendees broke into workgroups to tackle specific topics such as recommendations for a national wildland fire strategy or guidance on communities at risk. It's great to see so many groups and organizations come together to discuss the wildland fire problem in the country and we hope many good things will come out of this meeting.