Wildfire Management

The systematic approach to the prevention, detection, control, and suppression of wildfires, as well as the mitigation of their impact on people, property, and the environment. Wildfire management involves a combination of strategies, including land-use planning, public education, controlled burns, firebreak construction, and the deployment of firefighting resources. Government agencies, such as the United States Forest Service, state agencies, and local fire departments, collaborate to develop and implement effective wildfire management plans. In legal disputes related to wildfires, such as the Calf Canyon/Hermit’s Peak Fire, issues may arise concerning the adequacy of wildfire management efforts, the allocation of resources, and the responsibility of various parties in preventing and controlling wildfires, as well as compensating for damages and losses incurred during such events.