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.