A great example of how it can work.
The repeated fires in California have motivated individuals, neighborhoods and communities to become better prepared to respond to wildland fires, which in the podcast are called "wildland urban integrated fires," versus the normal "wildland urban interface fires." This is because people are living in and among the wildland areas.
Listen to this podcast Preparing for climate change fires in Los Angeles.
As an emergency manager, you will note that this volunteer organization is well organized and integrated with government agencies. I noted any number of key points:
As for climate change being in the title. There is the acknowledgment that historical fires are not good predictors of current fire behavior.
When you get volunteers stepping forward in "an organized way," first try to work with them and don't push them away!