Wildland Fire Management

The Wildland Fire Protection Program allows the State to provide financial assistance with wildland fire costs, increased suppression resources and coordination, incident management assistance, and technical expertise to participating fire protection districts.

  • Aviation

    NDF’s aviation assets and staff are based at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, where they are readily available to respond to wildfire suppression...

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  • Firefighting Hand Crews

    The Conservation Camp Program provides inmate wildland fire suppression hand crews that are readily available to respond to wildfire suppression...

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  • Fire Engine Stations

    If you are interested in NDF's engine resources, please contact the regional Fire Management Officer by visiting our Wildfire Contacts page...

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Fire Restrictions & Incidents

The Nevada Division of Forestry enacts fire restrictions on state lands, which includes the types of fire-related activities that are permitted given current conditions, as well as restriction exemptions and penalties for disobeying posted restrictions...

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Aviation Services for Wildfire Management

The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) utilizes two Huey helicopters and an Eagle Conversion helicopter and the associated Helitack staff to assist in wildfire suppression missions. NDF’s aviation assets and staff are based at the Minden-Tahoe Airport, where they are readily available to respond...

Fire Restrictions & Incidents

The Nevada Division of Forestry enacts fire restrictions on state lands, which includes the types of fire-related activities that are permitted given current conditions, as well as restriction exemptions and penalties for disobeying posted restrictions. Please see the state fire restrictions posted below...

Hazardous Fuel Reduction

Home Fire Safety and Defensible Space: There are many things homeowners can and should do to prepare and protect their homes to survive a wildfire. Creating defensible space, managing vegetation and landscaping, using fire resistant construction materials, and properly storing firewood and other combustible...

Nevada Fire Board Oversight

The Nevada Fire Board Oversight Body act as the custodian of the 2015 Nevada Wildland Fire Cohesive Strategy Summit’s Action Plan to ensure goal achievement and identify emerging topics. In 2015, the summit was held in Reno, Nevada and a report...

Smokey Bear

Smokey Bear is America’s wildfire prevention icon. He has educated generations of Americans about their role in preventing human-caused wildfires. Created in 1944, the Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention campaign is the longest running public service advertising campaign in U.S. History...

State Fire Assistance Program

The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is responsible, in conjunction with a variety of federal, state and local cooperators, for developing and maintaining efficient and effective fire protection services through the Cooperative Fire Program of the State of Nevada...

Volunteer Fire Department Assistance

The Volunteer Fire Assistance Program provides an excellent opportunity for qualifying volunteer fire departments to receive training and purchase equipment and supplies such as protective clothing, self contained breathing apparatus, hose nozzles, radios, pagers, pumps, generators, and other fire equipment...

Wildfire Preparedness

The Nevada Division of Forestry works with cooperators and citizens to help them prepare for wildfires in Nevada, providing important information on wildfire preparedness and prevention. In situations where wildfire rehabilitation is required, NDF can provide logistical support when funding is available...

Wildfire Prevention

Reducing the amount of sparks that are emitted into the environment greatly decreases the chance that a wildfire will occur and damage property, the environment, or even take the lives of firefighters or citizens...

Wildland Fire Protection Program

The Wildland Fire Protection Program allows the State to provide financial assistance with wildland fire costs, increased suppression resources and coordination, incident management assistance, and technical expertise to participating fire protection districts...

Highlighted Projects

Northern Region
Ruby Lake Estates Project
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Conservation Crews from Wells and Carlin began work on the Ruby Lake Estates project in October of 2020. Located on the Southeast side of the Ruby Mountains...
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Southern Region
Pinyon-Juniper Encroachment Project
This project improved sagebrush habitat and riparian health on approximately 300 acres by reducing the impact of encroaching conifers on sagebrush ecosystems...
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Statewide
NV Energy-SB 508 Initiative
This initiative will fund wildfire fuel reduction, wildfire suppression resources, and restoration/rehabilitation treatments across Nevada within or adjacent to NV Energy Service Areas...
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