Wildfire Safety & Preparedness
For information on wildfire safety and preparedness please see the below links to partner agencies. These links are great resources for ensuring your family and properties safety.
- Florida Forest Service Wildfire Page
- Florida Wildfires Map
- Keetch-Byram Drought Index Map
- Current Wildfire Conditions
Smoke/ Air Quality:
To obtain a burn permit:
- Call (863) 462-5163
- Call 1-800-342-5869 or the local Florida Forestry Services Field Office.
Know the Law Before You Strike That Match in Florida- Forest Fire Laws & Burning Regulations
Are you Firewise Florida?
This web site contains educational information for people who live or vacation in fire-prone areas of the United States. It was designed to acquaint YOU with the challenges of living with wildland fire.
Wildfire: Are You Prepared? (PDF)
Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees and homes. Reduce your risk by preparing now — before wildfire strikes. Meet with your family to decide what to do and where to go if wildfires threaten your area. Follow the steps listed in this brochure to protect your family, home and property.
Fire-safe Landscaping Can Save Your Home (PDF)
Wildland fires destroy hundreds of homes and acres of land every year across the country. Fire-safe landscaping is an effective tool that creates an area of defensible space between your home and flammable vegetation that protects against devastating fires.The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to keep fire safety at the forefront by learning how to landscape and maintain your property to minimize possible fire damage and slow fires if they start. Remember, fire safety is your personal responsibility... Fire Stops With You!
FireWise Landscaping Checklist (PDF)
When designing and installing a firewise landscape, consider the following: Local area fire history, site location and overall terrain, Prevailing winds and seasonal weather, Property contours and boundaries, Native vegetation, Plant characteristics and placement (duffage, water and salt retention ability, aromatic oils, fuel load per area, and size), and Irrigation requirements.