"There is a small percentage of new types of fires that we cannot understand, and these are the most destructive ones" - Marc Castellnou
"Fire Generations" is prevalent narrative within the agency, and refers to the future change of wildfire behavior. Climate and demographic alterations will continue to compound challenges; the goal is to continually identify shifts in wildfire behavior and meet them with constantly shifting management adaptations. In a sense, it is adaptive fire management. Fire agencies, let alone government agencies, rarely make constant change a facet of their identity. In the age of mega-fires, it may be crucial for agencies follow suit in being "learning organizations" .
Another concept utilized by GRAF are "Fire Scouts" used during operations. Designated firefighters, steeped in fire behavior knowledge and experience, seek out opportunistic sites for burn-out operations to direct fire spread.