Promote Safety

Ranger telling visitors about fire safety at Zion National Park
Park Ranger talking to park visitors about fire at Zion National Park. (Photo contest winner.)

The National Park Service is committed to safety.

No natural or cultural resource, home, or item of property is worth a human life. All strategies and actions seek to mitigate hazards to an acceptable level of risk to firefighters and the public.

Firefighter and public safety is the highest priority of fire management activities. The National Park Service incorporates risk management principles into all aspects of the wildland fire program, from planning documents to operational tactics.

Last updated: July 18, 2016