2002 Wildland Fire Season

Robert M. Winston provides a recap of the busy 2002 wildland fire season and a preview of what firefighters might be facing in 2003.


Driven by widespread drought and fueled by forests and brush-lands that were and still are choked with overgrowth of "biomass" (small trees and brush), the 2002 wildland fire season in the United States was the second-busiest encountered within the last 50 years. Photo by Robert M...


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Hotel/motel lodging is available as well as campsite facilities for tents at the Embry-Riddle University. RV camping is also available at nearby Willow Lake RV Park.

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  • Arizona Wildfire Academy
    P.O Box 2554
    Kori C. Kirkpatrick-Coordinator
    Prescott, AZ 86302
    928-899-5342
    firecamp@localnet.com

For additional information contact:

  • Fire Chief Don Howard
    Summit Fire District
    8905 N. Koch Field Road
    Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    928-526-9537
    dhoward@infomagic.net

Robert M.Winston


Robert M. Winston, a Firehouse® contributing editor, is a 33-year veteran of the fire service and a retired Boston Fire Department district fire chief. He is a wildland/urban interface and structural fire service presenter and adjunct college instructor. Winston can be contacted at 928-541-9215 or e-mail: dfcwinsret@commspeed.net.