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Wildfire Awareness Month

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Be #WildfireAware 

In Oregon, May is designated as Wildfire Awareness Month. The Oregon State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and its partners are engaged in a month-long campaign to encourage, empower, and inform Oregonians to help prevent and prepare for wildfire. 

There are many things Oregonians can do to be prepared for wildfire. One of which is creating defensible space. The OSFM has several resources to help Oregonians create and maintain defensible space. These simple actions could make all the difference in the event of a wildfire.  

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Knowledge is power. The OSFM is hosting a series of webinars in April, May, and June geared towards being prepared for wildfire. A list of the webinars offered and links to register are below. Click the name of the webinar to register! Also, be sure to sign up to receive emails from the OSFM about upcoming webinar opportunities by clicking the webinar sign-up button below.


June 14: Noon – 1 p.m. | Public Safety Power Shut-off 
June 21: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Fire Season Forecast 

For more information and a detailed list of webinars, click hereView past webinars here.

Social Media
Our office has created a social media kit for you to use with downloadable images to share on your social media channels. Find the kit here: Social Media Kit 

Printable Documents

Debris Burning Tips:

Defensible Space Tips:

External Links


It takes a team across many state agencies and community partners to prepare Oregonians for wildfire. Click the buttons below to learn how to prevent fires from Keep Oregon Green and the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Oregon Department of Emergency Management can help with emergency alerts, evacuations, and how to prepare your family in the event you need to leave your home. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a great resource for smoke information on air quality. To rise to the challenge of wildfire in Oregon, it is going to take us all to do our part to prevent and prepare.