BRINGING THE RIGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER TO STOP WILDFIRES. FOREVER.
A little over half a century ago, John Kennedy declared “We choose to go to the moon.” Space exploration reinvigorated our nation and it might never have happened without those bold words from a visionary president. Now similar “moonshot” goals have been articulated in the area of fighting cancer, and finding renewable alternatives to fossil fuel energy.
Wildfire Breakthrough, a new non-profit organization, believes the innovation so desperately needed in wildfire suppression demands an equally bold approach as the first moonshot and as other seemingly intractable challenges in health and energy. We are launching a new public-private partnership and planning an XPRIZE competition that for the first time will marshal the parties and resources that together will fund and drive scientific breakthroughs - an equivalent “moonshot” effort for addressing wildfires.