FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK. Many of us in the wildland fire community have been frustrated by the absence of basic statistical information about the U.S. wildland fire problem, specifically the wildland/urban interface (WUI). Not pointing the finger of blame at any one group or organization, there are just no good statistics that help us describe… [Continue Reading]
BRIEFING: As we gathered the articles for this issue, a theme began to appear. Rather than doom and wagon-circling at current budget woes, the writers were bringing an open and supportive look at what we do well in our profession, as well as what we can and need to do better. And what mechanism did… [Continue Reading]
THOUGHTS ON LEADERSHIP. Apparently we are living in the age of austerity, an economic philosophy demanding government policies that reduce budget deficits during unfavorable economic conditions. I can only imagine what austerity has done to our Mediterranean brethren, particularly in Greece and Spain. Here in the United States, austerity arrived in the form of “budget… [Continue Reading]
For the 2012 fire season, a USFS “Fire Ban” directive raised concerns that a return to a “suppression” only response to fire would undermine long-term fire management strategies and policies. Bob Mutch responds with a 40-year perspective and a call for communicating our fire expertise. – – – - “If Americans had a National Register… [Continue Reading]
As we enter the 2013 fire season, those concerned with the state of the U.S. federal air tanker program might wish to read an article in Aviation Week & Space Technology (Feb. 4, 2013) on the state of the air tanker industry. Titled “Air Tanker Angst,” the authors warn, “The U.S. will be facing yet… [Continue Reading]
Thoughts on Leadership
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