The 2021 wildfire season has already burned nearly 3.4 million acres across several states in the US. The west is facing the worst wildfire season in decades and resources have been spread thin for weeks already. We've had 100% of our resources deployed with more resource orders expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Wildfire prevention and management is a multi-agency effort, and Best Practice Medicine coordinates across federal and state agencies to help state, local, tribal, and territorial partners respond to wildfires. Here’s a brief rundown of everything we have accomplished in support of the county’s wildfire fighting efforts since the fire season began.
On average, more than 100,000 wildfires clear 4-5 million acres of land in the United States. every year. During the 2020 season, Best Practice Medicine assisted and provided medical care for firefighters who fought on over 300,000+ acres of land. Though wildfires are nothing new to the United States, Best Practice Medicine has created an emerging force providing medical care for those fighting on the frontlines of wildland fires across the country.