This collection of essays-divided into three key categories: Risk, Culture, and Operations-daylights qualities and practices in the wildland fire service across a broad spectrum, from outdated and unwarranted to honorable and profound. We must acknowledge our current culture and its shortcomings while using its strengths to lead change. This collection represents collective insight into how we operate and why we must alter some of our most ingrained practices and perspectives. The main intent is to provide awareness for those decision-makers operating at crucial levels who are empowered to influence how we interact with fire across the landscape. We must align our perspectives related to risk and exposure if we are to advance our collective interest in the well-being of our workforce and our landscape. To fully appreciate the task at hand, we must also fully acknowledge the culture that supports and shapes the work as it’s currently performed. This collection is intended to illuminate the complexity of interacting with wildland fire while revealing the simplicity of shifting perspective. Common understanding will lead to actions that will ultimately advance our collective well-being.