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 lands.

The Division's New Mexico State Forestry's Wildfire Prevention and Communications Coordinator manages interagency websites, social media and person-to-person contact to distribute active wildfire information in a timely manner. Liaisons within the Division's six districts work with communities across the state to develop individual wildland fire prevention and preparedness programs. Joint interagency programs such as Smokey Bear, Living with Fire, Ready, Set Go!, Fire Adapted Communities, and Firewise USA 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 (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)
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 how the Division can assist you with fire prevention and preparedness needs, contact:

Micaela Hester
Wildfire Prevention and Communications Coordinator


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1220 South St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

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