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aim camera here to registerReflections from 20 years
Examining the Social Dynamics
of Fire Management

Sarah McCaffrey, PhD







Sarah McCaffrey retired in 2022 after 20 years as a fire social scientist with the U.S. Forest Service; her research focused on understanding the social dynamics of fire management. This included research projects examining the role of risk perception and risk attitudes, social acceptability of prescribed fire, homeowner mitigation decisions, evacuation decision making, risk communication, and agency-community interactions during fires. Since retirement she has been involved with research and practitioner efforts to improve future fire outcomes, including as an adviser to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Wildfire Resilience Initiative and as board member for Fire Adapted Colorado.

REGISTER HEREMcCaffrey received her PhD in 2002 from the University of California at Berkeley, where her dissertation examined homeowner views and actions in relation to defensible space and fuels management at Incline Village, Nevada.

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