Wildland Fire Education
We’re dedicated to teaching everyone, both young and old, about wildland fire in Idaho. Idaho has so many different areas; rangeland, forest, cities and high desert, we want to help you understand wildland fire and how it works, why it’s necessary, and how it helps Idaho’s ecosystems. Fire is a natural part of Idaho, but sometimes, we have to put it out. Why? Sometimes, we have to start fires. Why? That’s something you’ll learn through visiting this site and the other sites below. We also want you to know how wildland firefighters operate and the interesting details of wildland fire suppression. So, please explore this site, and contact the BLM if you have questions.
BLM Fire Education Specialists work hard to educate the public about wildland fire and its place in Idaho’s ecosystem. Idaho Falls BLM Fire Prevention Specialists are always busy educating the public about wildfire. These specialists travel all over east Idaho to bring fun activities to classrooms, Scouts, fairs, homeowner meetings, community events and much more. Contact your local BLM office for information on how you can participate in wildland fire education!
Many fire ecology programs focus on the environment as a whole. Students can learn about the connection of all things in nature. For example, pine beetles kill trees, which makes them more susceptible to fire.
Students meet with Smokey Bear
Students learn about fire safety and equipment
Trying on wildland firefighting gear
A student holds up her fire triangle as the students learn about the three things that are needed in order to create a fire.
A local fourth grader learns about wildland fire equipment
Nick Anderson, Engine Captain out of Shoshone talks to a local 4th grader about firefighters gear.