Wildland fire risk is one of the fastest growing problems in the United States due to development, climate and stressed vegetation. As this fire risk has increased so has the need for an efficient and effective response to wildland fire.
In this section:
- Information on the equipment, air operations and fire-fighting tactics that are currently being used to combat wildland fires
- Details on the actions that fire departments and other agencies are taking to try and prepare areas for possible wildfires
- Information on controlled/prescribed burn programs where a controlled fire is started in a forest to burn away some of the debris on the ground that could fuel future wildland fires