Events & Opportunities
Volunteers and Interns
We have a variety of projects available for volunteers and interns. Projects include:
- Preparing a site for a future prescribed burn,
- Assisting with our free firewood giveaway events,
- Delivering wood to others,
- Distributing neighborhood announcements,
- Serve as Firewise Liaison to designated neighborhoods,
- Assist at public outreach events, and
- Assisting others within the community to:
- Cut weeds and grass
- Rake and bag needles
See what you need to do to protect your home from wildfire with this free Wildfire Home Assessment. Contact us at (928) 213-2500 for a free Wildfire Home Assessment.
We are available to speak to your club, civic organization, or homeowner association on a variety of topics:
- Firewise/Fire Adapted Community Principles and Practices Preparedness
- Program Overview
- Forest Health
- City's Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Code
- Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project
- Prescribed Fire
- Forest History, Current Status, and Needs/Practices Moving Forward
We may have firewood available, although it depends upon a number of factors. If available, it is typically limited and on a first-come, first- serve basis. Any of our public firewood give-away events are announced through local media outlets, generally during the months of September and October. Through these events, we offer free, pre-cut firewood and post-and-pole material, usually ponderosa pine. Sites vary depending upon the season and on-going work.
The Flagstaff Fire Department conducts several burns each year. These are either Broadcast Burns (often called "Controlled Burns") or Pile Burns. Broadcast burns are for ecological beneift, typically conducted during spring or fall, and are designed to reduce accumulations of hazardous fuels, recycle nutrients, and control seedling numbers. Pile burns are typically conducted during winter months and designed to eliminate forest debris (tree limbs, tops, etc) generated during thinning or harvesting operations. Regardless of type, prescribed fire is an important component of our program. Public notification of planned burns occurs primarily through local media outlets, but you may also receive individual notification of burn operations in your neighborhood should you request.