The fire program within the 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.
The suppression program manages the firefighting aviation resources, training for State and Fire Department wildland training, dispatching services, and more.
The fire prevention programs include education programs like Firewise and youth education, assistance developing Community Wildfire Prevention Programs, and assistance in assessing homeowner and community risk.
The equipment development program acquires excess federal equipment, brings it back to Arizona, refurbishes and fixes the equipment, and then makes it available to rural fire departments around the state.
The fire programs also support the training academies within the state as well as working with fire departments to teaching classes to local resources. The training and qualification records for state and local resources are also kept by the agency.
In addition, the agency helps communities through fire related grants, specifically hazardous fuel reduction grants, Volunteer Fire Assistance grants, and State Fires Assistance grants.