September 11, 2001

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Smokey Bear
A site about Wildfires wouldn't be complete with our friend Smokey Bear! Check out Smokey's rules about matches, campfires, and other outdoor safety tips! There are also games, mazes and quizzes for you to play!

Four FirefightersNational Interagency Fire Center
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Seven federal agencies call NIFC home and work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations. These agencies include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, BLM, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Weather Service, and Office of Aircraft Services.

Sparky the Fire Dog

Join Sparky in his safety crusade against fire! He has great games to learn about fire safety!

Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park has a long history of wildfires. Check out the history of fires in Yellowstone... and if there are any fires currently burning.

Fighting the FireFireWise
This site has great info preparing your home in case of a Wildfire. There are also a number of interactive modules to learn about wildfires. Be sure to check out dynamics of wildfires to see how each type of wildfire occurs and spreads! Great visuals!

The Bureau of Land Management provides extensive information on current fires & wildfire management projects for Idaho students, teachers, and citizens.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a great site about Wildfires for Kids! There is a ton of great info, games and coloring pages for kids!

U.S. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service provides information about wildland fire management, including prevention, control, and fire use. Also has links to daily fire reports.

For Teachers:

Taking a Stand: Pros and Cons of Forest Fires

In this interactive and multi-disciplinary lesson, students learn about all aspects of forest fires: what they are, what causes them, how they affect the environment, and how fires are used by man.

Fire ecology curriculum from the Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire Sciences Lab. Grades 1-10. Lots of fire-related research and other information available. Wildland fires provide a rich context for education because it promotes understanding and integration of numerous concepts: properties of matter, ecosystem fluctuations and cycles, plant and animal habitat and survival, and human interactions with ecosystems.

Permission granted to use this material for educational purposes only. The photographic images were provided by the Bureau of Land Management
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