More fire awaits us in a warming climate. Jesse Cruz Richards maps out some cost-effective ways to invest in community-centered approaches to preparing for fire.
CREATE FIRE-ADAPTED COMMUNITIES
If we want to increase the resiliency of infrastructure, the effectiveness of our emergency response, and the safety of our communities, the experts tell us to work from the home outwards, not from the forest in.
PREPARING FOR AND RESPONDING TO FUTURE FIRES
Oregon needs to support and train a new generation of fire professionals who can protect communities and do so cost-effectively.