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CONTACTS & LINKS

The fight against wildland fires is a multi-agency effort. If you would like to learn more about wildland fires, check out the following list of fire-related web sites.

Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission:  In 1949, the US Congress passed an Act establishing the first regional and international compact to prevent and control forest fires in the Northeast.  The NFFPC compact was created to provide the means for its member states and provinces to cope with fires that might be beyond the capabilities of a single member through information, technology and resource sharing (mutual aid) activities.  The compact is comprised of 7 US States, 4 Canadian provinces, the New England National Forests, the National Park Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

CANADA

Canadian Wildland Fire Information System – Natural Resources Canada: The CWFIS is a computer-based fire management information system that monitors fire danger conditions across Canada. Daily weather conditions are collected to produce fire weather and fire behaviour maps.

Partners in Protection: Partners in protection is a multi-disciplinary partnership committed to reduce the risk of fire losses and enhance safety in the wildland-urban interface.

National Forestry Database: Find out about forest management activities such as forest fires, wood supply, forest insects and silviculture in Canada.

Government of New Brunswick – Forest Fire Watch: Forest Fire Watch offers all the latest information pertaining to New Brunswick’s forest fire situation as well as prevention tips.

Department of Natural Resources Nova Scotia: This page provides many resources for all fire categories, including wildfire prevention.  The page refers to campfire safety, protecting your home against wildfire, when burning is permitted (new Burning Permit changes), fire statistics and more.  Visit the site to learn in depth how to prevent wildfires in Nova Scotia.

Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU): The SOPFEU is an agency mandated to prevent, detect and suppress forest fires in the province of Québec.

PareFEU: Tips for lowering the risk of forest fires in urban areas.

UNITED STATES

US Forest Service: An agency of the USDA, the Forest Service has several inter-related programs to help engage children of all ages in nature-based activities so as to develop the next generation of forest stewards.
Smokey Bear: The longest PSA in US history, Smokey Bear teaches kids how to prevent wildfires through, stories, games and facts.

Firewise: The Firewise Communities approach emphasizes community responsibility for planning in the design of a safe community as well as effective emergency response, and individual responsibility for safer home construction and design, landscaping, and maintenance."  To learn more about how the make your home more resistant to wildland urban interface fires visit this page.

Fire Adapted Communities: The Fire Adapted Communities Coalition is a group of partners committed to helping people and communities in the wildland urban interface adapt to living with wildfire and reduce their risk for damage, without compromising firfighter or civilian safety.  The coalition provides information and expertise on activities related to Fire Adapted Communities.

Ad Council: The Ad Council is the leading producer of PSAs, including many on wildfire prevention.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center actively promotes a learning culture to enhance and sustain safe and effective work practices in the wildland fire community.

Wildlandfire.com: The home of the wildland firefighter, this website provides a multitude of education links for both children and adults.

National Interagency Fire Center: The NIFC is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting and is comprised of eight different agencies and organizations. Among other resources, they provide many links to prevention and education materials.

Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA addresses many types of disasters including wildfires.  Here they provide valuable advice on how to prepare for, what to do during and what to do after a wildfire.

National Park Service – Webrangers: The NPS’s Webrangers program has many interactive games including one on fire safety and behaviour in their parks.

Living with Fire:  Living with Fire is an educational game that puts you in the place of a fire manager, based on research and tools developed for real-world fire management. Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Ready Classroom – Wildfire: Prevention, Preparation, and Protection: A course outline for grade levels 3 to 5 in which students learn basic facts about the science behind wildfires as well as prevention, preparation and protection.

Programs – Fire and Aviation Management (National Park Service): This portion of the Fire and Aviation Management website provides information on wildland fires such as history, health and safety, planning and policy, and terms and definitions.