Fire Communication and Education   [open pdf - 354KB]

"This Wildfire Prevention Guide is a project of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. This guide is one in a series designed to provide information and guidance for personnel who have interests and/or responsibilities in fire prevention. Each guide in the series addresses an individual component of a fire prevention program. In addition to providing insight and useful information, each guide suggests implementation strategies and examples for utilizing this information. Each Wildfire Prevention Guide has been developed by Fire Prevention Specialists and subject matter experts in the appropriate area. The goal of this series is to improve and enhance wildfire prevention programs and to facilitate the achievement of NWCG program goals. Every wildland agency employee should be knowledgeable about wildland fire communication and education. When we answer a visitor's question, work with a contractor, or help a hiker locate a landmark on a map, we could be involved in the subject of how our agency manages wildland fires. Our response-whether good or bad-is often retained. Days, months, or even years from now, these persons may decide to support or oppose an agency fire management program based on the impressions they formed during that individual contact. That is why it is important that every employee understands fire education, how it relates to the ecosystem, and agency policy and practices."

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