Minimize the bad days: wildland fire response and suppression success
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Katherine Wollstein; Casey O'Connor; Jacob Gear; Rod Hoagland
Publication Year: 2022

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • fire response
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting
  • fuel breaks
  • fuel management
  • partnerships
  • wildland fire
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Record Last Modified: July 1, 2022
FRAMES Record Number: 65083


• Effective wildland fire response and suppression are critical for reducing the size of frequent and severe wildfires, thereby reducing the risk of post-fire conversion to invasive annual grass-dominated plant communities.

• Wildland firefighter safety and strategic deployment of resources are paramount for timely initial attack to prevent incidents from escalating.

• By mobilizing a timely and safe initial response, early detection technologies, strategic networks of fuel breaks, and Rangeland Fire Protection Associations help “minimize the bad days” on the fireline and improve suppression success on a vast and remote landscape.

Online Link(s):
Wollstein, Katherine; O'Connor, Casey; Gear, Jacob; Hoagland, Rod. 2022. Minimize the bad days: wildland fire response and suppression success. Rangelands 44(3):187-193.