Burned Area Emergency Response

BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) is applied after an extremely hot, destructive fire has occurred. After an assessment, a BAER technician writes a 'prescription' that will help to stabilize the soil, prevent erosion and water sedimentation, abates habitat disruption, and mitigates health and safety threats to humans and properties nearby. Used in only in extreme cases, this ecological 'first-aid' is just one piece of the fire management puzzle, and one more reason to continue to manage fire across the nation's lands.