Fire Management

Wildfires destroy habitat, communities, homes and lives, but prescribed fire can help you improve your Missouri woods and habitat. Browse fire-control tools and grant opportunities for local fire departments, and get tips for conducting controlled burns.

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Wildfire Prevention

Learn to prevent wildfires, protect your Missouri home from them, and report forest arson.

Fire Department Assistance Programs

The Volunteer Fire Assistance and Federal Excess Property programs help rural fire departments improve fire-protection efforts at the local level.

Prescribed Fire

The careful use of prescribed fire can actually improve your Missouri woods and wildlife habitat, as well as protect life and property. 

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Prescription: Fire

Conservationists are learning to use fire to improve wildlife habitat.

Operation Forest Arson

Operation Forest Arson helps expose and apprehend arsonists by providing a statewide toll-free hotline, reward incentives, and instructions on recognizing and reporting arsonists.

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