b'WINGSPREAD VII Wingspread VII was hosted by the Johnson Foundation and convened on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the Wingspread Conference Center. Thirty-seven fire service and industry leaders, from a wide range of department types, sizes, and service delivery models, met over two-and-a-half days to consider the greatest needs, challenges, and opportunities currently facing the fire and emergency services. While participants were not limited in offering statements of national significance, the primary areas of focus were Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; Operations and the Community; Members Needs to include Health, Safety, and Welfare; Structural Firefighting Challenges; Wildland Firefighting Challenges; Finance and Infrastructure; Community Risk Reduction; Federal Fire Focus; and the Incident Command System.Participants were assigned to workgroups with a facilitator, to examine issues. As a result of their efforts, twelve Statements of Significance were developed. In addition to these statements, the team compiled background information in support of each Statement of Significance. The report that follows is the product of the efforts and collaboration of all involved.Johnson Foundation at Wingspread 6'