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Wildfire arson resources for the fire service

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Awareness and outreach materials

U.S. Fire Administration

Help increase awareness about the risk of wildfires in your community with these free materials from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA).

Fire-adapted Community Guide PDF 772 KB – This guide explains how the fire service, local officials and the public can work together for wildland fire safety.

Protect Your Home and Community from Wildfire PDF ~700 KB

protect your home and community from wildfire

This flyer provides tips to help homeowners prepare for the wildfire season. Customize this handout with your organization’s logo.

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Wildfires: Protect Yourself and Your Community

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This double-sided one-page flyer contains safety tips for protecting homes from wildfires. A space is provided for you to easily include your organization’s logo.

Order/Download “Wildfires: Protect Yourself and Your Community”

2016 National Arson Awareness Week poster

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This year’s National Arson Awareness Week (May 1 – 7) theme is “Prevent Wildfire Arson — Spread the Facts Not the Fire.”

Download the poster: PDF Press-ready 2.3 MB | PDF 744 MB

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Materials from other organizations

Fire Adapted Communities
A brochure, infographic, public service announcements, and a media toolkit to use in your outreach to help make your community fire-adapted.
Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
Featured resources include a community self-assessment tool, media kit and a field guide that connects experts and projects from around the United States to avoid “reinventing the wheel.”
Firewise USA
Brochures, posters, guidebooks, DVDs and much more for all of your wildfire safety needs and mitigation projects.
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
Learn about the national strategy that focuses on restoring and maintaining resilient landscapes, fire-adapted communities and safe and effective response to fire.
National Interagency Fire Center
Review tips for communicating with the public about wildfire.
Ready, Set, Go!
Managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs, this program helps firefighters teach people who live in high-risk wildfire areas how to prepare against fire threats. wildfire safety social media toolkit
The kit includes graphics, links to outreach materials, and suggested posts for Facebook and Twitter that you can share or customize for your audience.


U.S. Fire Administration

National Fire Academy:
Wildland Urban Interface curriculum

This curriculum focuses on the concept of Fire Adapted Communities. Course topics include working on communication and collaboration with community champions, land use planning, codes and technology, and developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

National Fire Academy:
Fire/Arson and Explosion Investigation curriculum

Supported by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), course topics in this curriculum include initial fire investigation, forensic evidence collection, interviewing and interrogation techniques, and courtroom preparation and testimony. Live fire demonstrations and practical exercises support classroom training.

National Volunteer Fire Council

The Wildland Fire Assessment Program is a joint effort by the U.S. Forest Service and the National Volunteer Fire Council to provide volunteer firefighters and non-operational personnel, such as Fire Corps members, with training on how to conduct assessments for homes located in the Wildland Urban Interface. This is the first program that prepares volunteers to evaluate a home and provide residents with recommendations to protect their property from wildfires in order to become a more fire-adapted community.

National Wildland Coordinating Group training and qualification resources

When wildland fires are intentionally set, the need for competent professional fire investigations is amplified. Wildland fires require specialty trained fire investigation experts to thoroughly investigate these incidents.

The National Wildland Coordinating Group’s Wildland Fire Investigation Subcommittee creates and maintains national training programs for arson awareness and scene protection, wildland fire investigation training, and wildland arson case management.

Review available training and qualification resources