Current State Of Wildfires In The United States

Join the Hazards Caucus Alliance (HCA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for a luncheon briefing on the current state of wildfires in the United States.

Let’s wise up to wildfires.

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:45 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

2253 Rayburn House Office Building

Over 5.5 million acres burned from wildfires last year. Sadly, we’re on track to see even more damage this year.

Michele Steinberg and Tom Welle of NFPA’s Wildfire Division, and Warren Edwards, Senior Fellow at the Meridian Institute, will be discussing their recent wildfire resilience study which examines the changes our country is experiencing in wildfire occurrence and severity. Learn about their findings and recommendations on how we can improve our resilience to this destructive hazard through better safety education, policy, and more.