WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW
Over the past decade, the U.S. has witnessed a steady increase in wildfire activity. Experts predict this trend will continue. Despite the $2 to $3 billion per year to support wildland fire suppression efforts, the number of homes lost in wildfires per year has increased by 163% and wildfires now cost the U.S. an destimated $63 to $285 billion per year in losses.
Utah and Davis County are not immune to these trends! To stem the trends in wildfire-caused human and property losses, significant changes in how we view wildfire must happen. The changes must be rooted in two realities:
-Wildfire are going to happen
-The fire service will not be able to exinguish all of these fires quickly enough to save every property in the fire's path