Fire Prevention and Outreach

The New Mexico State Forestry Division participates in several nationally-recognized programs that guide home and landowners with wildfire prevention and preparation. NMSF works with local, state, federal, and tribal partners on these efforts to reach every corner of the state. NMSF is also is responsible for providing critical information during wildfires on state and private lands.

District liaisons work with communities in their area to develop individual wildland fire prevention and preparedness plans. Interagency programs--such as Ready, Set, Go!, Smokey Bear, Living with Fire, Fire Adapted Communities, and Firewise USA--allow communities to tailor programs to fit their population size and local landscape.  Links to these and other programs are below.

Current Fire Restrictions Across the United States

Active New Mexico Fire Information (for large fires nationwide)

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Living with Fire - A Homeowner's Guide (New Mexico)
English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)

Community Fire Prevention and Preparedness

Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go! - New Mexico Action Guide (PDF)

Fire Adapted Communities

Smokey Bear

To request a visit from Smokey Bear at your school or special fire/safety event, please send an email to: or call 505-476-3336. Requests must be received at least a month in advance and must also meet certain criteria to be eligible. Smokey Bear cannot attend commercial "mascot events" or private functions such as birthday parties.

Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Quick Tips and Suggestions

Fire Safety Planning For your Home

Fire Prevention Tips

For more information regarding assistance with fire prevention and preparedness needs, contact your local district forestry office.


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