They are two catastrophes that require the opposite answer: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are told to stay isolated.
But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters have to work in cramped neighborhoods for weeks on end, the AP reports. Fires have already erupted in Texas and Florida, and agencies are trying to complete plans for a new approach.
They are considering giving up some training requirements for previously certified crew members, and moving some online training.
Other proposals include restricting fire engines to a driver and a passenger, requiring other crew members to board additional vehicles.
They can remove normal hospitality tents in the camp, in favor of army-issued MREs, or “Ready-to-eat food” to reduce the touching equipment they touch.