Fire Education

A fire fighter and Smokey Bear teach children about wildland fire
Smokey Bear and a firefighter teach young children about fire safety.

NPS photo/Scott Johnson

Fire Education Programs and Events

The Natchez Trace Parkway participates in fire education programs in the local community. The famous US Forest Service mascot, Smokey Bear may even be available to visit classrooms.

Learn more about the National Park Service fire aviation, structural fires, and wildland fires.

Learn more about fire and fire prevention on a national level.

Learn more about Firewise USA.

Individuals interested in learning more about wildland and prescribed fire training may find information at the National Wildland Fire Training.

For more information about fire programs, please contact the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center at 662-680-4027.

Fire fighter teach adults about their fire work.
Firefighters stationed at the Natchez Trace Parkway conduct prescribed burns throughout their region in the southeast. Here they are teaching Firewise USA at Little River Canyon in Alabama.

NPS Photo/Scott Johnson

A firefighter helps a young child dress in firefighter gear.
A young visitor tries on fire fighting gear with the help of a firefighter.

NPS Photo/Scott Johnson

Last updated: November 9, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

2680 Natchez Trace Parkway
Tupelo, MS 38804


800 305-7417
The Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS, is open 9am-4:30pm seven days a week. The visitor center is closed Thanksgiving, December 25th and January 1st.

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