Why Is the U.S. Facing a Federal Firefighter Shortage?
The shortage is part of an ongoing dilemma as the government struggles to budget and plan for longer, more severe fire seasons.
Did the Government Shutdown Make Fire Season More Dangerous for California?
The five-week partial government shutdown fell during a critical window for fire-prone states to lessen the impact of the coming fire season through prescribed burns.
The Shutdown Has Stopped Critical Firefighter Training in the Western U.S.
Some states have halted training and may be underprepared for the 2019 fire season.
Prescribed Burning: Fighting Fire With Fire in the American West
Prescribed burning achieves the same end goal as fuel reduction, but without the manual effort of combing through the entire West.
California, Carolina Spotlight Extremes of Firefighting Budgets
While agencies in California can shine a spotlight on fancy new firefighting technology, their peers in places like South Carolina often make do with much less.
Satellite, Aerial Technology Revolutionizes Firefighting
Far above the rough terrain where wildfires thrive, satellite and aerial technology is being used to give firefighters on the ground the big picture.
Arson Convictions, Fire Investigations Feel the Heat
As decades of flawed and unscientific fire investigation techniques call arson convictions into question, new recipes emerge for a system-wide overhaul.