The best way to combat pyroterrorism, according to Baird, is to have a cohesive wildland fire strategy and to develop partnerships across all agencies to develop good tactical information.
Fire has long been used as a weapon through history and continues to be an effective means of terrorism to this day.
In his keynote address at the Firehouse World conference in San Diego, Robert Baird, Fire and Aviation Management, U. Forest Service, said pyroterrorism is something all responders need to be prepared to combat.
That has led to some personnel and equipment being shifted needlessly, fire chiefs said.
We find ourselves spending the taxpayers money to satisfy the public perception that we are doing the right thing, Joseph said.
Previously, many warnings during the fall stayed in effect for several days after Santa Ana winds died down but humidity levels remained low.