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Scientists and Researchers Studying Wildfires Seek Input

A team of scientists and researchers is embarking on a five-year study program to develop actionable strategies for dealing with wildfires — both pre-ignition and post-ignition — and is looking for first responders, land managers and others with knowledge and experience of wildfires to join in the discussion.

The program begins this September backed by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Leading Engineering for America’s Prosperity, Health, and Infrastructure (LEAP-HI) program.

The seven-member team include scholars seeking to develop a digital platform to study various aspects of wildfires, including pre-ignition factors and post-ignition factors, to gain actionable intelligence for communities.

Read the full story via Emergency Management on GovTech.com.

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