Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week Begins

  • Source: Arizona Emergency Information Network
  • Published: 03/27/2023 12:00 AM

Every year, wildfires burn thousands of acres across the state. Fires destroy properties, harm Arizona’s natural resources, impact critical infrastructure, and disrupt lives. And every year, people continue to cause more than half of the state’s fires. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with its federal and tribal counterparts work diligently throughout the year collaborating on fuels reduction projects and providing public outreach and education opportunities to reduce wildfire risk. As the Southwest Wildfire Awareness Week gets underway this week, there is no better theme than, “Preparing Together.” The goal of “Preparing Together” echoes that constant teamwork between all state, federal, and tribal agencies. But residents and visitors must do their parts too because it takes a team to prevent wildfires.


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