Listen—we know that prescribed fire liability insurance is a big, scary topic. But we encourage you to check out this episode, because while liability insurance is one of the bigger challenges in getting more “good fire” on the ground, it’s also one of the least understood and more infrequently talked about challenges, likely because it is such a complex topic. With that in mind, learning more about those challenges and how people are working to solve them is critical to having a full understanding of prescribed fire and its usage (or lack thereof).
Thankfully, our guest this week—Daniel Godwin of the Ember Alliance—agreed to guide us on this journey into all the behind-the-scenes liability and insurance business that needs to happen before any driptorches are lit. Daniel—who is the director of programs and partnerships at the Ember Alliance in Colorado—brings an obvious passion and long-honed wit to how he talks and thinks about wildfire, and our conversation covered the gamut from how these policies affect our current fire reality, why they’re impacting prescribed fire initiatives and what people are doing to make it better.
If you’re more the reading type, Daniel just published a piece over on the Ember Alliance’s blog about this same topic: