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Mission

To foster cooperation among all parties in Virginia with an interest or stake in prescribed fire; for the purposes of optimizing burning opportunities for the benefit of natural ecosystems and wildlife, and to reduce the risk of damage from wildfires.

Latest Postings

NC State Seeks Stakeholders for US Forest Service Region 8 Prescribed Fire Program

March 26, 2020

From the Southern Fire Exchange: NC State University is working with USDA Forest Service Region 8 (Southern Region) to assess external (non-USFS) perceptions of the region's prescribed fire program. They will be distributing an assessment to stakeholders in the coming months, and are looking for stakeholders with an interest or stake in the prescribed fire program of any or all of the National Forests within the Southern Region.

If you would like to participate in this assessment by providing your feedback when it is distributed, please fill out the Google Form below. Those with questions can contact Laurel Kays at lekays@ncsu.edu.

Save the Date! S-212 being offerered for VPFC member agencies June 15-18, 2020.

March 13, 2020

S-212, Wildland Fire Chainsaws, will be offered June 15-18.  Location and more details to follow soon! 

2020 Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy Registration Now Open

February 10, 2020

The Virginia Interagency Wildland Fire Academy will take place at Longwood University from May 19-23, 2020.  Courses offered include: S-130/190, S-131, S-211, S-200, S-212, S-215, M-410, and RX-310.  Click the link below to register!

Save the Date! Virginia Prescribed Burn Manager's Course- September 22-24, 2020

January 08, 2020

The Virginia Prescribed Burn Manager's Course, hosted by the Virginia Department of Forestry, is scheduled for September 22-24, 2020 in Charlottesville.  Registration will open later this year- stay tuned for more information!

Updated Information Regarding EXEMPTIONS Now Available

January 08, 2020

Updated information pertaining to Prescribed Fire Exemptions is now available on the Laws and Regulations Page. 

Beyond the Bonfire: A Primer on Prescribed Fire for Virginia's Private Landowners Now Available!

January 08, 2020

The Virginia Prescribed Fire Council is proud to announce the release of a new booklet designed to educate interested landowners in the benefits of using prescribed fire and important considerations to make before lighting the match.  This publication will also be available in print form-- more information on this to come! Special thanks to Justin Folks, who made this publication a reality. 

Important note of clarification. Bottom of pg 6-top of pg 7:

Where it states .... it should not be considered “careless, negligent, or intentional.” This should say..... it may not be considered “careless, negligent, or intentional.”

REMINDER: The determination of carelessness, negligence or intentional will be made by the courts. However, you will remain responsible for any associated costs of suppression.

Calling all Prescribed Fire Contractors!

September 01, 2016

The Virginia Prescribed Fire Council would like to give you free advertisement space! The intent of the "Find Fire Contractors" page is to convenietly provide Virginia landowners access to local contractors who specialize in prescribed fire and other land management practices.  

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