Fire Prevention and Outreach
The New Mexico State Forestry Division participates in several nationally recognized programs that guide home and landowners with their efforts to prevent and be prepared for wildfire. The Division works with local, state, federal and tribal partners on these efforts to reach every corner of the state. The Division also is responsible for the release and dissemination of information during wildfires on state and private land.
The Division's Fire Prevention and Outreach Program Manager works with state, regional and national media outlets, interagency websites, social media and person to person contact to distribute active wildfire information in a timely manner. The Fire Prevention and Outreach Program Manager also works with communities across the state in developing their own wildland fire prevention and preparedness programs. Joint interagency programs such as Smokey Bear, Living with Fire, Firewise, Ready, Set Go!, and Fire Adapted Communities allow communities to tailor programs to meet their needs based on criteria such as population size or area topography. Links to these and other programs are below.
Current Fire Restrictions across the United States
Active New Mexico Fire Information
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ - For large fires nationwide
To receive email updates on active, state jurisdiction wildfires, click this link to subscribe:
Living with Fire - A Homeowner's Guide - New Mexico Version
Community-wide Fire Prevention and Preparedness
To request a visit from Smokey Bear at your school or special fire/safety event, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
New Mexico State Forestry Wildfire Prevention and Preparedness Quick Tips and Suggestions
For more information regarding how the Division can assist you with fire prevention and preparedness needs, contact:
Fire Prevention and Outreach Program Manager
P.O. Box 1948, Santa Fe, NM 87504