US FS Misuses National Fire Plan

USA: FireWars
WhyAmerica is losing the war on wildfire

A2-hour special airing on PBS
PBS,Tuesday 7 May 2002, 20:00-22:00 ET
04 April 2002

Every year uncontrollablewildfires ravage the American West, and every year armies of firefightersmobilize to save threatened wildernesses and communities. On “FireWars,” NOVA accompanies the men and women of the Arrowhead Hotshots duringthe summer of 2000, one of the most destructive wildfire seasons ever, in whichmore than six million acres burned. After a century of preventing forest firesat all costs, it may be time to rethink Smokey the Bear’s dictum. On theaccompanying Web site, get a first-hand account of filming a major forest fire,witness the training of a wildland firefighter, fight a virtual wildfire, andmore.

Executive producer: PaulaS. Apsell
Writers/producers: JudithVeccione and Rushmore DeNooyer
Director: Kirk Wolfinger
A NOVA Production by LoneWolf Pictures for WBGH / Boston.

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Program broadcast date:PBS, Tuesday 7 May 2002, 20:00-22:00 ET


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