With the support of the Forest Service, NFPA expects the Fire Adapted Communities program to get off to a fast start. According to Shannon, however, that is not enough. The whole fire safety community should understand that this is no longer a regional or seasonal problem that can be solved by a single agency, but an issue of urgent national concern with implications for all of us.
“At NFPA,” he says, “We are not waiting for this problem to get further out of control. We are acting now.”