Special Coverage: Risks and Impact of Climate Change on the Fire Service
Global climate change impacts on temperature and precipitation are influencing the frequency of extreme climatic events and requiring large-scale emergency preparedness and response in the U.S.
From hurricanes to tornadoes to wildfires, communities are experiencing immediate danger to long-term public health threats. This series explores how the fire service can incorporate climate science to prepare for and mitigate future disasters.
Revisiting the 4 roles of firefighters in disasters
Extreme weather events prompt a fresh look at the roles of firefighters in preparation, response, mitigation and recovery
Preparing for the effects of changing weather patterns
Key considerations related to disaster response, training, infrastructure, policy and recovery efforts
Q&A: Understanding the impact climate change has on the fire service, communities they serve
Deputy Chief Rich Elliot details the IAFC’s Wildland Fire Policy Committee efforts to connect resources in preventing and mitigating wildland risk reduction
Alabama tornadoes: Lessons learned from response efforts
Lee County, Alabama, emergency management director addresses how fire departments can prepare for the increased severity of tornado events