We Advocate. We Educate.

Advocacy: Creating Change in Washington DC

The reality is that 85-90 percent of the federal disaster system is set up for wind + rain events not wildfires and certainly not megafires.

As survivors, it is imperative we show up in person to Washington DC to help federal lawmakers and agencies understand the complexities of recovery and resiliency from megafires.

We lead this effort through collaboration with experience lawmakers, creating delegations of wildfire leaders, and by amplifying good policies that best serve the needs of our communities.

Delegation with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-4 Napa), Washington DC, Feb, 2023
Delegation with Rep. Mike Thompson (D-4 Napa), Washington DC, Feb, 2023

Current Bill

Check out our work supporting HR 5863. A critically important bill for fire survivors and against unfair taxation

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We are transparent and committed to supporting wildfire communities as we pay our lessons forward. Our Advocacy comprises less than 20% of our overall impact and activities, adhering to IRS Law on nonprofit lobbying. If you have a question or concern, please let us know

Education: Speak So You Can Be Heard

Woman standing on a stage
Margot Robbins of CTREX address the 2022 Wildfire Leadership Summit

After the Fire USA is known nationally for our mission to raise awareness, understanding, and engagement of megafires. We regularly speak at national conferences, on webinars, and 1:1 with leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Even 6-8 years into the Era of Megafires, it remains a fact that showcasing wildfires is relatively rare at the national level, outside of fire science conferences.

We show up to strengthen the disaster professional's commitment to learning and serving in wildfire. We lean in when we are asked to help long-time professionals understand better. We believe "I don't know" is a super-power phrase and we are here to educate and learn together.

Wildfire is a different type of disaster in many ways, but the most important way is it can be solved. We can live alongside of wildfire and ensure megafires are rare. A critical part of this truth is to help people better udnerstand the cause, effect, and opportunities inside of this devastating disaster.

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