California Desert District

Fire Mitigation and Education Program

Each summer and fall, Southern California faces the threat of wildland fire within a developing and expanding urban interface.  The threat of a potentially large or destructive fire is always present.  The goal of the Bureau and Land Management is to prevent the loss of life, resources, and property while maintaining a healthy ecosystem in which fire plays a vital role.  Fire Prevention, Mitigation, and Education programs and specialists provide public outreach and education about the wildland-urban interface and the risk fire poses to communities.  Fire Mitigation and Education specialists work cooperatively with local Fire Departments and Firesafe Councils to develop a unified message for fire prevention emphasizing landowner responsibility for maintaining firesafe structures and grounds.


Education Links

Fire Safe Councils

CDD Education Events

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear helps out at the LA County Fair