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Fire Management

Protecting, enhancing and sustaining our resources

Wildland fire management in Wisconsin prioritizes the protection of human life, property and natural resources from unwanted wildfires while strategically using prescribed fires to enhance our natural communities and the ecosystems we manage. Education, safety and training programs and an extensive network of partners are utilized to suppress, manage and prepare for fires statewide.

Burning Restrictions and Fire Danger

Burning Permits and Fire Safety

Get a free burning permit online, learn how to burn safely and view legal burning materials.

Prescribed fire

Learn about prescribed burns, their benefits, and the history of fire in Wisconsin.

Wildfire and Prescribed Fire Activity

Go directly to the fire activity section of WIS-BURN.

Wildfire causes

Learn about common wildfire causes, the conditions under which wildfires start and how to prevent them.

Preparing your property

Steps you can take to make your home and property more likely to survive a wildfire.

Planning for Wildfires

Ways your town or neighborhood can become a fire-adapted community.

Forestry equipment catalog

Ordering instructions for items in the DNR's Forestry Equipment Research and Development Center catalog.
Forestry equipment catalog

Fire department wildland training

Details on training programs for fire departments in Wisconsin's cooperative fire protection areas.
Fire department wildland training

Wildland firefighter employment

Details on the education, experience and skills you'll need to become a wildland firefighter.
Wildland firefighter employment

Risk of wildfire by season

Learn about how seasonal trends impact how wildfires start and spread.
Risk of wildfire by season

Major fires in Wisconsin history

A timeline of all major Wisconsin fires from Germann Road to Peshtigo.
Major fires in Wisconsin history

Fire and fuels intelligence

Get fire weather forecasts for all Wisconsin regions and additional forest-fuel related information.
Fire and fuels intelligence