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Before a Wildfire - During a Wildfire - After a Wildfire
Wildfire News and Info - Fire Weather - Maps - Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth
Arizona Fire Ecology - Wildland Fire - Fire Addapted Community Resources - Smoke and Air Quality
Fire Prevention and Education - Resources for the Media - PIO Resources - State Fire Sites
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Before A Wildfire
Before A Wildfire resources
- Ready, Set, Go! Create a Wildfire Action Plan for Your Home
- How can I prepare for Wildland Fire? (PDF brochure)
- Wildfire Evacuation Checklist (PDF)
- What should I do to Be Ready for Wildfires?
- Be Red Cross Ready: Wildfire Safety Checklist
- Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies
- Surviving a Wildfire in Arizona: Are you prepared?
- Protecting Your Finances if a Disaster Strikes: Are you prepared?
- Property Casualty Insurance Wildfire Resources
- Plan Ahead, Inventory Your Home Before a Wildfire Strikes
- Don't Get Caught Without Insurance
- Risk of Flooding Increases After Wildfire - Don't Forget Flood Insurance Too
- Flood Insurance Information
- Create a Home Inventory
Register for Emergency Alert Notifications in your County/Community:
During a Wildfire
During A wildfire Resources
- If You Fly, We Can't. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone.
- What do I need to do during a wildfire?
- Wildfire Evacuation Checklist (PDF)
- What should I do if I have to evacuate?
- Arizona Emergency Information Network - AZEIN.gov
- List yourself as safe and well with Red Cross or search for a loved one
- Find evacuation tips and shelter locations with the official Red Cross wildfire app
- FEMA App - Receive weather alerts, get safety reminders, locate open shelters, etc
- Nixle- Free alerts from public safety agencies listed by zip code
- Wildfires Near Me
After a Wildfire
After A Wildfire Resources
- After Fire: Toolkit for the Southwest
- Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)
- What To Do After A Wildfire
- Red Cross: Picking up the Pieces After a Disaster
- Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for Arizona's Forest Owners
- Arizona Wildfire Insurance Resources
Where can I find resources for helping my family recover from wildfire?
- Recovering Financially
- USA.gov Resources For Replacing Vital Documents
- IIBHS Guidance for Recovering After a Disaster
- FEMA Recover & Rebuild Resources
- Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance
- Your Emotional and Physical Well-Being
- Emotional Support - Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990
- Injury prevention after a wildfire
- Disaster Distress Resources
- After a Disaster: Steps You Can Take to Cope
- Helping children cope with disaster
- Safe tips on wildfire ash cleanup
- Wildland fire chemical clean-up
- Soil Erosion Control After a Wildfire
- Private Wells after the Fire Brochure
- Food Inspection and Safety
- NRCS: Arizona Wildfire Recovery Tips
- NWS: How Flash Flooding Could Change After the Fires
- NWS: Taking Action - What to do When the Flash Flooding Occurs
- ADWR: Flood Warning and Management Program
- Wildfire and Flood Risk (Brochure)
- Water Quality Concerns from Wildfire Fact Sheet
Wildfire News And Information
Wildfire News And Information Resources
Fire Weather Resources
- Southwest Area -- Wildfires & Prescribed Fires
- Active US Wildfires Dashboard
- Wildfires Near Me(beta test)
- ESRI Interactive Wildfire Public Information Map (zoom in to see your area)
- Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) (zoom in to see your area)
- Interactive Active Fires Mapper (Includes Firewise Community Locations)
- NIFC Wildland Fire Open Data
- National Fire Maps
- NOAA Fire Detection and Smoke
- USDA Active Fire Mapping
- Infared Data Facts and Background Information
Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth
You need to have Google Earth open on your computer before opening these layers. To install Google Earth visit: http://google.com/earth
To View Wildfire Data in Google Earth on an iPhone or iPad: Use the Safari Browser to go to one of links below, click on the KML file you want, then Open in Google Earth.
Wildland Fire Data in Google Earth Resources
Arizona Fire Ecology
Wildland Fire Resources
- Report a Wildland Fire
- What is a wildfire?
- Understanding Fire
- What is the Incident Command System (ICS)?
- What is a prescribed fire?
- What is a fire weather watch or a red flag warning?
- How can I become a firefighter?
- Where can I find a glossary of wildland fire terminology?
- What do the different fire danger levels mean?
- Where can I find historical fire statistics for the Southwest?
- What are some of the most memorable wildland fires nationally?
- National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy & Success Stories
- Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI)
- Southwest Fire Science Consortium
- Wildland Fire Chemicals
Resources for Building a Fire Adapted Home and Community
Resources For Building a Fire Adapted home and Community
- How to Get Firewise Community Recognition
- How to Become a Firewise Assessor or Advisor
- Community Wildfire Protection Plans
- Home Fire Safety Information from Firewise
- Wildfire: Preventing Home Ignitions (video)
- Living with Wildfire: Homeowners' Firewise Guide for Arizona
- YouTube: Firewise Videos
- Fire Adapted Communities
- Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
- How Fuel Treatments Saved Homes from the 2011 Wallow Fire
- Find your community and see current wildfire activity on the Firewise Mapper!
- Have Their Backs. Learn to live Firewise®.
Smoke and Air Quality
Smoke and Air Quality Resources
- ADHS Health Effects of Smoke from Wildfires
- AIRNOW How to protect your family from the health effects of smoke
- ADEQ: Smoke and Your Health Brochure
- ADEQ Smoke Management Resources
- ADEQ Smoke Management on Prescribed Fires
- ADEQ Wildfire Support
- ADEQ Portable Particulate Monitors
- Interagency Real Time Smoke Monitoring
- Visibility Guide
- Is it Smoky Outside? Protect Your Health. Use the 5-3-1 Visibility Method
- NOAA Hazard Mapping System Smoke & Fire Product
- SWCC Smoke Impact Awareness
- Wildfire Smoke A Guide for Public Health Officials
- Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program
- CDC - Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke
- CDC - COVID-19 and Wildfire Smoke Cleaner Air Shelters & Spaces
- USDA-FS Wildfire Smoke and Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions Fact Sheet
How to Help
Please confirm needs by contacting the organization of your choice before taking action.
Help keep firefighters safe by creating defensible space around your home.
Creating defensible space around your home is absolutely the BEST thing you can do to help firefighters.
Learn how at http://firewise.org.
Post thank you banners / signs in the community and on social media.
This is a great morale booster for firefighters after a long shift!
Write thank you notes to firefighters.
Drop them off at the incident command post so they can be posted or shared.
Write thank you letters to firefighters families.
Put them in blank, stamped envelopes. After briefings or after shifts, firefighters can address letters to parents, kids, spouses, etc.
Consider a Donation to Your Local Fire Department
Fire Prevention and Education Topics
Fire Prevention and Education Resources
- National Symbols Catalog - Smokey Bear Fire Prevention Materials
- Smokey Bear's National Web Site
- Grand Canyon Fire Ecology on the Rim Middle School / High School Curriculum
- Fire Ecology Resource Management Education Unit (grades 5-6)
- Firewise Firecamp (grades 6-8)
- FireWorks curriculum featuring ponderosa, lodgepole, and whitebark pine forests (Grades 1-10)
- Natural Inquirer – On Top of Old Smokey (grades 5+)
- Natural Inquirer – Wildland Fire Edition (grades 5+)
- Natural Inquirer – Wildland Fire Edition 2 (grades 5+)
- Project Learning Tree – Fire Education (pre-K-12)
- Red Cross Educating for Emergencies
- USFS – Southwest Fire Ecology Curriculum (K-12)
Resources for the Media
Resources for the Media
- Interagency Media Guidelines for Wildland Fires
- Media Access Laws - uploaded file *
- Media Access to Forest Service Aircraft - uploaded file *
- Historical fire statistics for the Southwest
- National Wildland Fire Statistics
- Producer’s Guide: Featuring Wildland Fire on Television and Film
- Reports and Investigations
Public Service Announcements
- Fire Adapted Communities Wildfire Preparedness PSAs
- Firewise PSAs & B-Roll
- Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention PSAs
- CDC Wildfire PSAs
Photos and Videos
- AZEIN wildland fire videos
- NIFC Wildland Fire Photos
- NIFC Wldland Fire Videos
- USDA Forest Service Flickr Collection
- Flickr: NIFC - Wildland Fire Photos
- Flickr: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests' Photostream
- Flickr: Kaibab National Forest's Photostream
- Flickr: Coconino National Forest's Photostream
- Flickr: Grand Canyon NPS' Photostream
- Flickr: BLM Arizona - Fire and Aviation Photos
- Flickr: 2011 Wallow Fire Photos by Kari Greer / US Forest Service
- Flickr: 2012 Gladiator Fire Photos by Kari Greer / US Forest Service
Public Information Officer (PIO) Resources
Other State's WildFire Sites
- Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
- New Mexico State Forestry Fire Page
- New Mexico Interagency Fire Information
- Utah DNR, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
- Nevada Division of Forestry, fire information
- Colorado State Forest Service