Arkansas leads the nation in Firewise Communities!
There were 115 active communities in 2012. Was your community one of them?
Kevin Kilcrease, Firewise Coordinator
3821 West Roosevelt Road
The Arkansas Forestry Commission offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wildfire Education Programs
The Arkansas Firewise Team educates the state of Arkansas about the causes and prevention of wildfire. Any meeting, safety fair, civic function, luncheon, youth rally, volunteer event, church gathering or otherwise is an excellent opportunity to discuss how homeowners can very easily prepare homes and landscapes to resist wildfire. We can prepare presentations to address area-specific wildfire hazards and complete on-site wildfire risk assessment surveys. All visits are at no cost to communities. The Arkansas Forestry Commission makes wildfire prevention education a priority by offering the Firewise safety principles to any group interested. A community or group does not have to be affiliated with any fire department to receive a Firewise presentation and/or newsletter.
Wildfire Prevention Training and Seminars
Host a how-to training seminar at the next town hall meeting or property owner’s association meeting to better inform residents in your area about wildfire safety. The Firewise program is a hands-on initiative that enables residents across Arkansas to make their property more resistant to one of our state’s most naturally occurring events – wildfire.
Recgonition as an Arkansas Firewise Community
Through funding from the US Forest Service, the Arkansas Forestry Commission does provide grants through fire departments that complete community certification requirements to become an Arkansas Firewise community. Contact your local AFC office, or the Firewise Team for a presentation during a regularly scheduled fire training meeting. We can come to your area at your convenience to discuss certification requirements. A checklist of renewal requirements can be viewed here. Call 501-296-1940 with questions.
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For information about fire danger, burn bans, wildland fire, forest management or trees in the urban forest, visit the Arkansas Forestry Commission website.
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