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Fire Communication & Education
Public Perspectives of Fire Management

NRFSN number: 16196
Record updated: September 8, 2020

Communicator's Guide for Wildland Fire Management introduces ways of communicating about wildland fire issues so we have a basic framework to reach mutual objectives of protecting people and natural resources. This Communicator's Guide is designed to help you address the key elements of effective communication: who says what to whom, when, where, and why. Just as each fire takes on characteristics of its own, a well-planned communications program is unique because your messages are specifically linked to your ecosystem, local community, agency/organization mission, methods and media used, and your credibility as the messenger.


National Interagency Fire Center, 2017, Communicator's Guide for Wildland Fire Management: fire education, prevention, and mitigation practices (online version) (11 chapters). Last accessed on Dec. 18, 2017.

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