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Fire management resembles public health. There is ample money and will for response when the crisis is at hand, But little for the patient labor of prevention, vaccinations, and general wellness. Worse the costs of emergencies is stripping away all resources for everything else.




Stephen J. Pyne, Environmental Historian, Description of the national practice of forest fire fighting, “Why it’s so hard to control forest fires”, The Washington Post, September 15, 2003

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Stephen J. Pyne is a professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, specializing in environmental history, the history of exploration, and the history of fire.

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