Wildfires: Response, Recovery and Mitigation

$230.00

Edward R. Robbins (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: NAT011000

The United States is experiencing an ongoing wildfire crisis. Fires, including some of the largest wildfires in the history of the United States, have engulfed millions of acres of wildlands over the past decade causing extensive property damage and resulting in loss of life. Wildfires are expected to continue growing in size and destructive potential in the foreseeable future. FEMA is required to respond to a rapidly increasing number of wildfires that are affecting communities, and government auditors have found deficiencies in FEMA’s responses. This book reviews wildland fire prevention, mitigation, suppression, management, and rehabilitation policies.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The 2020 Wildfire Year: Response and Recovery Efforts
Committee on Agriculture

Chapter 2. The 2021 Wildland Fire Year: Responding to and Mitigating Threats to Communities
Committee on Agriculture

Chapter 3. Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission Act of 2021
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Index