The Department of Forestry and Fire Management supports several programs to help prevent and reduce the start of wildland fires, and to educate communities and the public about what they can do to help these efforts:
The agency participates in NFPA's Firewise® Communities Program, a program that teaches people how to adapt to live with wildfire. As a homeowner, there are simple things you can do to reduce the risk of your property from wildfire.
Click here for more information on the Firewise® Program.
Community Wildfire Protection Planning-
Congress passed the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) in 2003 to provide funding and guidance for better forest management practices throughout wildland areas and the wildland urban interface. One of the key outcomes of the HFRA was to incentivize communities to create Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP). An approved CWPP can influence and prioritize future funding for hazardous fuel reduction projects, including where and how federal agencies implement fuel reduction projects on federal lands
Click here for more information on CWPPs.
Forestry and Fire supports programs for youth, such as Smokey Bear events and the Billy Brushwacker program.
Click here for more information on Youth Education Activities.