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Wildfire Actions

The 2021 wildfire season has already burned nearly 3.4 million acres across several states in the U.S. and FEMA has approved numerous Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs) in support of state wildfire fighting efforts.
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Grants

Ongoing Response

Federal Resources

Prepare for Wildfires

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Wildfire prevention and management is a multi-agency effort. FEMA coordinates across federal agencies to help state, local, tribal, and territorial partners respond to wildfires nationwide.

Through FEMA, fire management assistance is available to state, local, tribal and territorial governments. This assistance helps with mitigation, management, and control of fires.

Federal support includes personnel, assets, technical assistance, and financial investments to help communities mitigate and respond to wildfires. Other federal agencies also work year-round to help prevent and defend against wildfires. We remain committed to delivering better services to marginalized and other vulnerable populations.

Grants

Mitigation Opportunities

With the growing climate change crisis facing the nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program provides funding to help states, tribes and territories invest in measures that reduce disaster suffering and create safer and more resilient communities.

Learn more about what hazard mitigation is and how FEMA grants can help.

Fire Management Assistance Grants

FEMA has approved numerous Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs) in 2021. Learn more about how FEMA provides federal support through the FMAG Program. 

An FMAG authorization also makes funding available to eligible states and territories through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Post Fire program, which can help mitigate wildfire and related hazards by funding eligible wildfire project types like defensible space measures, ignition-resistant construction, and hazardous fuels reduction. 

Active Fire Management Assistance Declarations

Ongoing Wildfire Response

FEMA is one partner out of many responding to the impacts of wildfires. State, local, tribal and territorial governments are the primary in suppressing wildfires on nonfederal (state, local, and private) lands.

Find specific information on resources and activities for states with active wildfires below.

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Assistance Available for California Wildfires

FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of California to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires.

California Wildfires: Individual Assistance (IA) available

California Caldor Wildfire: Public Assistance (PA) available

ArizonaArizona Interagency Wildfire Prevention  Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs
CaliforniaCalifornia Statewide Wildfire Recovery Resources information
MontanaMontana Disaster and Emergency Services 
NevadaNevada Fire Management, Division of Forestry  Nevada Division of Emergency Management / Homeland Security  
New MexicoNew Mexico Bureau of Land Management New Mexico Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management 
OregonOregon Wildfire Response & Recovery Oregon Office of Emergency Management 
South DakotaSouth Dakota Wildland Fire South Dakota Department of Public Safety 
UtahUtah Wildfire Info Utah Department of Public Safety 
WashingtonWashington State Department of Natural Resources Washington State Military Department Emergency Management Division 
Joint State or Regional ResourcesNorthwest Interagency Coordination Center 
Oregon and Washington wildfire activity
Inciweb – Incident Information System
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Federal Resources

The National Interagency Fire Center (@FSNIFC)  is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting.  

The U.S. Department of Interior (@Interior) pays for people and equipment needed to control wildfires through the Office of Wildland Fire suppression program and also does prescribed burns to more than 350,000 acres annually on service lands through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (@USFWS) fire management program.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service firefighters (@forestservice) respond to a significant number of wildfires each year. 

The U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Academy (@USfire) offers free training and educational programs to support career and volunteer fire departments and emergency service organizations in preparing for, preventing and responding to fires and other hazards. 

Prepare for Wildfires

You can do several things before wildfires affect your home and community.  

Find more information on wildfire safety and prevention on the Ready.gov Wildfires page

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  • Have several ways to receive alerts. Download the FEMA app and receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide. 
  • Make an emergency plan. Learn your evacuation routes, practice with household, pets, and identify where you will go. 
  • Review important documents. Make sure your insurance policies and personal documents like ID are up to date.  
  • Strengthen your home. Use fire resistant materials to build, renovate or make repairs. Create a fire-resistant zone that is free of leaves, debris or flammable materials for at least 30 feet away from your home if possible.

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Other Federal Partners

Non-Federal Partners