Finding New Approaches to the Wildfire Problem Through the Power of Collaboration

Blog Post created by lisamariesinatra Employee on Mar 6, 2020


Accepting that humans cannot stop wildfires from happening, no matter how much effort and money we throw at the task, is a necessary cultural shift that many wildfire experts believe is long overdue. As wildfires continue to burn across the country and around the globe, we must adopt the mindset that fire is a natural part of the landscape that cannot be eliminated and as such, we need to get serious about finding ways to effectively live alongside it.


In her current wildfire column in NFPA Journal, Michele Steinberg explains how one diverse group of experts, from academia to the fire service to public policy, came together in a two-day workshop to help identify new approaches to the wildfire problem, including the importance of incorporating more research into the narrative to help our understanding of how we can build better communities to resist wildfire.  


Read "A Way Forward" in the March/April issue of NFPA Journal.