We are Washington state's largest on-call fire department. Our 1,200 permanent and temporary employees fight fires on more than 13 million acres of private and state-owned forest lands. Our fire protection and safety equipment requirements help your local fire district respond to wildfires. We also work with the National Weather Service to provide the fire weather forecasts and fire precaution levels for you, the firefighters, forest landowners, and the forest industry.
We use hand crews, engines, dozers, water tenders, helicopters and planes to help put out wildfires. Here's how to provide equipment and services for fire suppression.
The Department of Natural Resources regulates outdoor burning on all forestlands where DNR provides wildfire protection.
More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings - in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites. There, homeowners enjoy the beauty of the environment but face the very real danger of wildfire. To assist in defending against wildfire, it is important that communities develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).
Across the state, DNR works to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires in high-risk communities through a coordinated effort of fuel reduction projects.
Check out the DNR Burn Risk Map to view the fire danger in your area.