Watch FPE Professor Michael Gollner Explain Boreal Fire Science

At the University of Maryland, Fire Protection Engineering Assistant Professor Michael Gollner studies wildfires for a living. And inside his lab, he’s recreating parts of the Fort McMurray, Alberta, blaze.

“It’s not that we want to prevent forest fires and wildfires in general; we want to be able to put it more into a natural ecosystem. And around our communities, lower the fuel load so that we have very small fires, less intense, and more controlled,” Gollner explains in the segment.

This video was produced by Daily Planet, a television program on Discovery Channel Canada.

Published May 23, 2016