John R. Weir is an Associate Extension Specialist in the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department at Oklahoma State University. He teaches two prescribed fire courses, conducts fire ecology research and has extension responsibilities relating to prescribed fire training and working with landowners. In the past 30 years he has conducted over 1300 prescribed burns and has assisted with forming over 40 prescribed burn associations in nine US states. He is the author of the book Conducted Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual and in 2015 he received the Henry Wright Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Fire Ecology.J. Derek Scasta is an Associate Professor and Extension Rangeland Management Specialist in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department at the University of Wyoming. He teaches an applied fire ecology course, conducts research on prescribed fire and wildfire, and helped to form the Wyoming Prescribed Fire Council. Since 2008, he has participated on more than 50 prescribed burns in six US states. He is a Certified Wildland Fire Ecologist through the Association for Fire Ecology and a Certified Professional in Rangeland Management through the Society for Range Management.