Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER)

What a BAER Team Can Do For You

Wildfires can have devastating impacts to land, as well as surrounding communities. A well known, and common, negative effect from fire is the increased possibility of flooding, due to the loss of vegetation and dramatically altered terrain. With the loss of vegetation, charred soil, and denuded ground, floodwaters can travel across fire ravaged land with little to now warning, causing significant mud and water damage to anything downstream. The sooner the BAER process begins, the less likely the chances for further negative impacts to occur to surrounding communities and property.