Technology and Program Infrastructure
To assess how changes in technology, facilities, training, and workforce management may affect wildland fire management 10-20 years into the future, we need your input. For example, consider the following questions:
- In 10-20 years, how will developments in technology change the way wildland fire is managed? What might be the role of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones)?
- How will infrastructure (constructed assets) for managing wildland fire be maintained 10-20 years from now? What trends in infrastructure management might emerge?
- In 10-20 years, what will be the challenges for recruiting and managing the wildland firefighting workforce? What changes might emerge in the way the workforce is trained?
Feel free to answer any of these questions, or come up with your own scenarios of what the future might look like in 10-20 years for the wildland firefighting program infrastructure.