Arizona Fire Prevention Resources

Communities across Arizona face the threat of wildfires every year. High temperatures and drought make our forests and deserts extremely dry and susceptible to unpredictable fire behavior. Basic prevention skills can save lives.

See a list of crucial resources below, and do not hesitate to reach out to my office with any questions you may have.

COUNTY ALERT SYSTEMS:

The best place to find the most up-to-date information is through your local county emergency management’s office. Sign up for your county's emergency alert system to receive updates on evacuations, road closures, relief sites, and more:

PREPAREDNESS & PREVENTION RESOURCES

  • Ready.Gov  is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.
  • Ready Kids has tools and information to help before, during, and after disasters.
  • Emergency Preparedness Resources for Persons with Disabilities
  • Ready Business Toolkits offer business leaders a step-by-step guide to build preparedness within an organization.
  • Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention website provides important Know Before You Go facts that could prevent fires in a variety of settings.
  • Campfire Safety: Smokey needs your help preventing wildfires so more families like yours can enjoy this experience in beautiful forests, other wildlands, and even your backyard, for years to come. Learn prevention how-tos on campfire safety, preparing your hold for wildfire, backyard debris burning, and much more.
  • Prepare your pets for disasters: Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. 
  • Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA): The Division of Emergency Management coordinates the State of Arizona’s emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts in order to reduce the impact of emergencies and disaster on people and property in the Whole Community.

INFORMATION RESOURCES:

  • Arizona Emergency Information Network (AzEIN): The State of Arizona's official source for emergency updates, preparedness advice and hazards information, and related resources. 
  • Arizona Fire Incidents: InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system.
  • Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management: For fire information, tips, and agency updates
  • U.S Postal Service Alerts: Find out if there are any postal service problems in your area after a weather-related or other event. You can view residential as well as business alerts. If you need to relocate, you can also do your change of address online.
  • Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT): Has a fire closed a highway? ADOT can tell you. If you download the ADOT Alerts app, you will receive emergency alerts on your cellphone about closures such as those caused by the Telegraph Fire.  The Arizona Traveler Information System: Call 511, download the AZ 511 App.

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