WildFire Prevention & Awareness Begins With Information
DNR staff work statewide to raise awareness about the high percentage of human-caused fires. In Washington State, the majority of wildfires (85%) are human-caused.
These prevention efforts are aimed primarily at adults—people living in or near the woods; debris burners; occasional campers; hunters; hikers; and those who use fireworks.
2020 Strategic Plan for Wildland Fire Prevention
- don't start an unintended fire;
- never walk away from a smoldering campfire. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave;
- be a responsible homeowner and take the necessary and appropriate measures to protect you and your neighbors;
- make your home more resistant to wildfire if you live in or near the woods.
Listed below are some of the ways DNR works to inform the public about fire prevention
- Firewise Training
- One-on-one contacts with homeowners
- School Programs
- Fair Exhibits
- Printed Materials
- Press Releases
- Radio and TV spots
- Wildfire Awareness Week in May
Statewide Assessment and Strategy
Arson Alarm Foundation