The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides resources for the prevention and suppression of wildland fire on State Trust Land and private property located outside incorporated communities. The agency provides services for fire prevention, urban and community forestry, forest stewardship, forest health, utilization and marketing, and has a wide variety of grants available. The Arizona Forest Resource Assessment, and the Arizona Forest Resource Strategy are documents that help guide the work of the Agency.
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management Strategic Plan 2015-2020
The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management provides for the prevention and suppression of wildland fire on 22 million acres of State Trust Land and private property located outside incorporated communities.
- Our Fire Suppression efforts support aviation resources, fire fighter training, dispatching of personnel and equipment, and business management information.
- Our Fire Prevention efforts include helping communities learn about and become Firewise, community prevention planning, homeowner and community risk assessments, and youth education.
- Our fire prevention efforts also include granting funds to communities to reduce the hazardous fuels in and around the communities as well as on State lands.
- Arizona State acquires and refurbishes wildland firefighting equipment and makes these resources available to rural fire department and fire districts.
- The Urban and Community Forestry program offers assistance to communities and homeowners in care and management of their trees, planting projects, along with the Champion, Heritage, and Witness trees in the State.
- The Forest Stewardship program offers forest land owner assistance with management plans Provide forest resource stewardship through strategic implementation of forest health policies and cooperative forestry assistance programs.
- The Forest Health program offers technical assistance to communities and landowners on the numerous insects and diseases that threaten their trees.
- The Utilization and Marketing program offers communities, contractors, and companies assistance in starting, improving, or expanding their operations to provide markets for the vast hazardous fuel reduction and forest restoration efforts that are needed within the state.
- There are grants available to help communities reduce hazardous fuels, acquire equipment and supplies for their local fire fighters, training, prevention of insect and disease outbreaks, reducing invasive plants, as well as cost share grants for urban community efforts.