Since 2011, we’ve conducted online and in-person survey, semi-structured interviews, and focus groups to discuss, unpack, and prioritize practitioner needs, topics, technology, and activities. This has led to the creation of matrix of knowledge themes and the PFX logic model, as well as the formation of the Four Core Goals of PFX which are aligned with Joint Fire Science Program goals and the National Cohesive Strategy. Along the way, PFX established working groups, a Steering Committee and Advisory Panel thereby enabling new fire science partnerships among a diversity of practitioners, researchers, communities.