Humans are the largest contributing factor to wildfire ignitions, causing around 87 percent of all wildfires nationally every year. Most of these fires can be prevented.Preventable wildfires threaten lives, property, and our precious natural resources.
Wildfire prevention is the action everyone can take to help reduce the number of human-caused fires.The public plays a valuable role in preventing wildfires. Whether it is properly extinguishing a campfire or keeping your vehicle maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires.
Be proactive to help our firefighters this year. Learn how you can prevent wildfires in your state or area.Things like knowing how to properly use outdoor equipment; burn debris safely by following local burn restrictions and ordinances; how to extinguish a campfire; maintain a vehicle and tow safely; and practice fire-safe target shooting, to name a few.
Here are just a few on-line resources to get you started: