New fire realities
2:28 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Facing our new fire realities a major challenge in the American West

In over three decades of fighting fire, studying fire and crafting fire management policy, Tom Zimmerman has seen a lot of changes in fire behavior and control. Zimmerman has worked with fire for the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, the U.S Forest Service - and most recently, at the  National Interagency Fire Center in Boise.

Lolo Creek Complex fire
Credit Sally Mauk

He is currently president of the International Association of Wildland Fire. He's in Missoula to lecture about wildland fire management, and took time to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk, to talk about what we've learned about fire over the last 30 years.

Sally Mauk talks with fire expert Tom Zimmerman about the new challenges facing wildland firefighting