Wildland Fires: Need More Attention, Training and Support


In California, as well as many parts of the western United States, the wildfire season is lengthening because of a combination of drought, urbanization, invasive plant disease and climate change. The firefighters fighting California’s wildfires, the police and EMS providers who are evacuating civilians and caring for the injured deserve our interest, attention and support. As the news develops, I wrote about four things that were on my mind for EMS1.com.

Rapid response: Firefighters battling catastrophic wildfires and EMS providers evacuating civilians deserve our attention and support 

Also read Chief Marc Bashoor (ret.) on FireRescue1.com: Forest management, WUI planning, humanity needed in California wildfires