What We Do

The Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council strives to make the use of prescribed fire in Wisconsin safer and more accepted for all practitioners. Our standing committees are the active channels where that work is completed. We encourage all members to try to participate in at least one committee. Membership is open to all and committee meetings will be announced via our listserv.

Previous Work

Since our inception in 2003, the WI Prescribed Fire Council has grown to become a leader in prescribed fire throughout the Midwest (view a brief summary of our previous work).

Youth Fire Stop Prevention & Intervention Program

Youth Fire Stop is a program designed to prevent misuse of fire by youth in our community and to educate and intervene when endangerment involving fire occurs. Youth Fire Stop has been streamlined in order to make the program more effective.

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Public Assemblage

Click below to read about Prescribed Fire Carbon Dynamics, by WI DNR Forestry Researchers Jed Meunier & Colleen M. Sutheimer. This research is for anyone interested in how Lake State’s prescribed fire implementation...

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Happy Summer Solstice!
Happy Summer Solstice!

Happy Summer Solstice! On this the longest day of the year, let’s take a look back at some photos of a spring burn in Richland County! This burn was led by Jeb Barzen and features students from UW-Madison’s...

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Industrial & Commercial Fire Previntion

The Industrial and Commercial Section has inspection responsibility of all High Rise buildings within the City on a annual basis.  Additionally, this section inspects complex and large industrial and commercial occupancies enforcing fire life safety regulations.