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About Firewise Minnesota 

Firewise USA®  is a national program helping communities adapt to living with the risk of wildland fire.


Minnesota has adopted Firewise to help property owners and communities become more fire-resilient. The Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) leads Firewise activities across the state. The department also coordinates outreach projects throughout the upper Midwest.

Firewise learning opportunities are free and supported by a team of Fire Prevention Specialists. Schools, property owners, emergency services, and community leaders can request Firewise information and programs.  Grants may be available for fire risk mitigation activities.

Minnesota is unique in offering Firewise in the Classroom, a flexible interdisciplinary curriculum for students in grades 6-12. Students learn about the science, geography, and social science of wildland fire. Students use GIS to develop fire risk data that can be used by their communities.

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Fire Prevention Specialists:

Northwest Region

Dan Carroll
607 First Street W
Park Rapids, MN 56470
218-732-3309, ext 230

Northeast Region

Jeff Jackson
402 SE 11th Street
Grand Rapids MN 55744

Central Region

Allissa Reynolds 
800 Oak Savanna Lane
Cambridge, MN 55008

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