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.
Arizona Fire Facts and FAQs
Winds, prolonged drought, and high temperatures have combined to make Arizona's forests and desert areas EXTREMELY dry. Long term drought, changing fuel conditions and the resulting unpredictable fire behavior, combined with increased human activity suggest that this has the potential to be a busy fire year. Conditions change; for your safety, stay informed on current and predicted conditions in your community, and when you are enjoying the outdoors. Visit the Arizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention website for important Know Before You Go facts that could prevent fires.
The Arizona Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal is the primary mechanism for Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management to deploy wildfire risk information and create awareness about wildfire issues across the state. It is comprised of a suite of applications tailored to support specific workflow and information requirements for the public, local community groups, private landowners, government officials, hazard-mitigation planners, and wildland fire managers. Collectively these applications will provide the baseline information needed to support mitigation and prevention efforts across the state.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying the great outdoors with a roaring fire, gooey s’mores and a night sky full of stars. But that wonderful campfire is also a big responsibility. 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. That’s why it’s important to learn how to be safe with your campfire.
Concerned about brush, grass or forest fires where you live? Use this site to learn more about Firewise principles. Find tips and tools to make your home and neighborhood safer from wildland fire.
InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. The system was developed with two primary missions:
- Provide the public a single source of incident related information
- Provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community
A number of supporting systems automate the delivery of incident information to remote sources. This ensures that the information regarding active incidents is consistent, and the delivery is timely.
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.
This website is dedicated to providing fire restrictions/closures information for lands managed by state, tribal and federal land management agencies. Fire restrictions/closures information for lands managed by municipalities, cities, towns and counties may not be posted on this website; however that does not mean there are no restrictions/closures. For the most current information, please contact the local, state, federal or tribal agency that manages the area you plan to visit or that you're interested in.
The Alpine Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is home to the highest number of fire lookouts in the USFS Southwest Region. In 1986, a region-wide effort was made to evaluate and nominate fire lookouts for the National Register of Historic Places.
The Coconino National Forest is one of the most diverse National Forests in the country with landscapes ranging from the famous red rocks of Sedona to Ponderosa pine forests, from southwestern desert to alpine tundra. Explore mountains and canyons, fish in small lakes, and wade in lazy creeks and streams.
The Kaibab National Forest truly offers something for everyone. If you are anywhere near Northern Arizona, you won't want to miss the chance to visit us! From canyons to prairies, peaks to plateaus, the Kaibab National Forest offers layers of opportunity for peace, solitude & discovery.
The Tonto National Forest, Arizona, embraces almost 3 million acres of rugged and spectacularly beautiful country, ranging from Saguaro cactus-studded desert to pine-forested mountains beneath the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude (from 1,300 to 7,900 feet) offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it's lake beaches or cool pine forest.