Explore and Learn
more about Wildfires
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
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.
the Fire Dog
Join Sparky in his safety crusade against fire! He has great games
to learn about fire safety!
Yellowstone National Park has a long history of wildfires. Check out
the history of fires in Yellowstone... and if there are any fires
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,
Emergency Management Agency
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a great site about Wildfires
for Kids! There is a ton of great info, games and coloring pages for
The U.S. Forest Service provides information about wildland fire management,
including prevention, control, and fire use. Also has links to daily
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.