Fire Chief Mark Niemeyer of Meridian, Idaho, speaks of the rapid development of technology. He stresses the need for situational awareness from community to community. Agencies need to come together to find common solutions and use technology to further data sharing.
Chief Kim Zagaris explains how California has yet to recover from severe drought, creating dry fuels and risk for wildfire. He believes we will see fire seasons continue to magnify themselves, creating challenges for citizens and government agencies.