Communication & Education

Testing the fire triangle during a Fire in Alaska class at Denali NP, 2005
Testing the fire triangle during a Fire In Alaska class at Denali NP, 2005

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.

Communication Tools

Alaska National Parks Web Page

Park Fire Management Web Page

Alaska NPS Facebook

Alaska NPS Twitter

Fire Education Trunks for Teachers

Firewise Workshops for Communities Adjacent to Parks

Fire Ecology Program for Students




Poster Contest

Educational Material

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, Brochures & Educational Materials

NPS Fire & Aviation Program, Wildland Fire, Learning Center

National Interagency Fire Center, Prevention & Education

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Role of Fire in Alaska Curriculum Guide

US Forest Service, FireWorks Curriculum


Last Updated: June 19, 2014