Communication & Education
The National Park Service has long been a leader in fire communication among federal agencies. We have a rich history of engaging the public in learning about nature and ecology through our interpretive education and public outreach programs and other means.
The Alaskan boreal forest and tundra surrounds communities, rendering them islands, and susceptible to wildfire. Wildfire happens thus fire communication and education is an interagency effort that focuses on the natural role of fire, fire management, prevention and Firewise.
The Alaska National Park Service Wildland Fire Communication and Education Program translates fire and fire management in Alaska national parks into meaningful stories and dialogue for our peers, partners, local residents, visitors, and the public.
The program uses a cornucopia of communication platforms and tools such as:
Fire Education Trunks for Teachers
The program draws from a rich assortment of available material, some of which are listed below.