Focus on Prescribed Fire Capacity

The U.S. wildland fire workforce is stretched thin— at both the institutional and personal levels. At the same time, the need to increase the use of prescribed fire has never been more acute. The challenges in staffing prescribed fire at the scale needed are numerous and varied, ranging from work schedules and conditions that place excessive demands on personnel and their families, to increasingly severe fire seasons that draw all hands from other work to support wildfire response.

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