NY Times article asks the question:  Does the Government Cause or Prevent Wildfires?

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Jul 19, 2012

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In the “Room for Debate” section of the NY Times, author Carolyn Kousky ask readers to think about the role government plays in increasing the risk of wildfires and if government policies can actually prevent them. NFPA’s Molly Mowery, project manager for Fire Adapted Communities, joined a host of guest debaters who gave their perspectives on the country’s growing wildfire challenge and ways we can tackle the problem.

Read the entire debate to learn what these experts are saying about how everyone, including homeowners, local codes and planning, landscaping and consistent policies can help change the wildfire landscape. What are your thoughts on this wildfire issue? Share your opinions with us on the Firewise blog at