I can certainly see how the chapter on a “Paradigm shift on force planning” in your recommended reading might have personal applicability in my household. ; )
Things are heating up on the home front in terms of fire danger. My fallers are trickling home, but I doubt they’ll be home long.
Your observations on driving accidents suggest the need for an indepth look at accident profiles that have occurred in relation to fire over the past few years. Such a study…and corresponding policy changes, should be co-sponsored by both land management agencies and the private fire contracting industry. First though, observations and trends need to be substantiated by fact and statistics. Then, proposed changes have more ground to stand on. I’m going to look around and see what I can find. There’s a new fire grant cycle coming around. Hmmmm.