Evolving Risk in Public and Firefighter Safety

Mitigating risk to responders and the public has long been a paramount consideration for wildland fire managers. We need your perspectives on potential trends that might impact public and firefighter safety in in 10-20 years. For example, consider the following questions:

  • In 10-20 years will the type and degree of wildland fire safety issues that citizens and firefighters face be the same or different from today?
  • How might the geographic distribution of risk and safety issues differ from today?
  • How will homes in the wildland urban interface (WUI) be protected in 10-20 years?
  • In 10-20 years, how will wildland firefighter safety be managed?

Feel free to answer any of these questions, or come up with your own scenarios of how the future might look different in 10-20 years with regard to public and firefighter safety.