Who We Are
An Arizona whose diverse landscapes are healthy and whose people are protected from the threat of fire.
To foster, maintain, and enhance collaboration with partners, stakeholders, and cooperators to: proactively promote the health and safety of Arizona's forests, woodlands, deserts, and watersheds; encourage fire-adapted communities; provide leadership and oversight of resources in wildfire response; and ensure fire safety in public buildings through the enforcement of the state fire code.
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.
- Our fire suppression efforts support aviation resources, firefighter 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.
- The Department of Forestry and Fire Management 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 landowner assistance with management plans, provides 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.
- The Department of Forestry and Fire Management's Grant Department provides funding to help communities in a multitude of ways. The monies help reduce hazardous fuels, acquire equipment and supplies and provide training for local firefighters, help with prevention of insect and disease outbreaks, reduce invasive plants, and provide for cost share grants for urban community efforts.
Budget Request Documentation for Fiscal Year 2020
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - FY 2021 Strategic Plan
For career opportunities within the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management check out the Arizona State job page.
The Department of Forestry and Fire Management maintains five district office across the state to allow us to reach all of our Arizona communities more efficiently and effectively.
Department of Forestry and Fire Management - Agency Headquarters and Office of the State Forester
***Attention: Please note new suite number***
1110 W. Washington St., Ste. 500
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Northern District - A1S
Rick Miller - District Manager
3650 Lake Mary Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
DFFM Main Line (602) 771-1400
Northeast District - A2S
101 Firehouse Lane
Lakeside, AZ 85929
DFFM Main Line: (602) 771-1400
Southeast District - A3S
Stu Rodeffer - District Manager
3740 E. 43rd Place
Tucson, AZ 85713
Central District - A4S & Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center
3700 E. 16th Ave.
Apache Junction, AZ 85119
***Call 911 to report a wildfire***
Northwest District - A5S
Russ Shumate - District Manager
1133 W. Road 3 North
Chino Valley, AZ 86323