Introduction This post is a much-belated follow-up to this one published back in January. The first post discussed my experiences with communicating abstract concepts to the emergency management and wildland fire management communities. In the post, I shared my finding from giving a number of lectures that there is a longing for readily applicable theory within both communities that should be spoken to. This longing should be responded to not only by empirical researchers but by theorists as well. There is not enough time to pursue all the issues facing emergency and wildfire management at present with purely empirical methods. Theorizing, and philosophizing for that matter, provide additional avenues into progressing practice in emergency and wildfire management.