NFPA podcast addresses how local fire departments handle wildfire

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Mar 30, 2016

Out of the more than 63,000 wildland fires reported last year, specialized wildland firefighters responded to just 112, meaning local fire departments handled the rest. But there is little information about how well trained or capable municipal departments are to handle this job.

Join Jesse Roman, staff writer for NFPA Journal as he sits down with NFPA Senior Research Analyst Hylton Haynes to discuss a new NFPA study that looks at how prepared local fire departments are to deal with the increasing number of wildfire calls they receive each year. Haynes and other NFPA researchers interviewed 46 high-ranking fire officials from urban and rural departments on a variety of topics related to wildfire operations to find out what’s working, and where the pain points are. Hear what they discovered!

Interested in wildfire and other great topics? Every second Tuesday of the month, Jesse and other experts dive deep into the latest trends and issues in fire. electrical and life safety. So don't miss out on another episode. Download and subscribe to NFPA Journal Podcast on iTunes HERE or listen to them on your computer from our NFPA Journal Podcast site.