Homeowner and Community Resources
Forests have coexisted with fire since the beginning of time, some forests even needing fire to survive. And humans have been using fire to modify their environment as well, and have learned, and continue to learn, about fire and how to manage it to meet specific goals.
In Rhode Island, over half of the state, mainly in the west, is forested with communities and homes scattered throughout. It is important that communities and individual homeowners understand the risks of wildfire and take appropriate steps to protect buildings and manage their forested land to mitigate the impacts of fire in its severity and rate of spread.
Forest Fast Breaks:
Safe Open Burning
As the weather gets nicer remember to be safe when burning yard debris!Posted by Rhode Island Division of Forest Environment, Forest Fire Program on Friday, April 6, 2018
New Video! Improper fireplace ash disposal is a common cause of wildfires this time of year. We hope this video helps raise awareness and prevents some wildfires here in Rhode Island. Enjoy!Posted by Rhode Island Division of Forest Environment, Forest Fire Program on Thursday, October 29, 2015