PSFR is always seeking more volunteers to assist with reducing the threat of wildfires and educating our local residents on how being prepared can make a big difference. You too can become part of an amazing team, learn from local agency experts, hear community success stories, and help keep Pine, Strawberry and the entire Rim Country safe.
Your skills are important! There is always a place for you.
There are numerous benefits to participating in community service, both for you and others. Volunteering gives you a way to help others, helps improve your community, and it can be a way to meet new friends.
The Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc. relies entirely on grants and donations to carry out its mission. Donate to the Pine Strawberry Fuel Reduction, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations, large or small, are GRATEFULLY accepted and deeply appreciated.
Wildfires will continue to occur. Give today and together we can make a difference. Together we will advance our mission to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire in and around the Rim Country communities of Pine and Strawberry. Your community support is greatly appreciated! Any size donation is welcome.
What You Can Do
Each year, wild land fires consume homes in the wild land-urban interface – defined as areas where homes are built near or among lands prone to wild land fire. Studies show that as many as 80 percent of homes lost to wild land fire may have been saved if brush around the homes were cleared and defensible space created around structures. There is no better time than now to prepare and educate your family, friends, and neighbors. Make sure everyone knows what to do to protect people and homes in case of fire.
- Prepare around your home. If your home is built in or near the forest, follow these steps to protect your home from wildfire. When developing your home landscaping, try planting fire-resistant plants to help reduce your risk from wildfire.
- Unite with your neighbors. Start a Firewise USA® Recognition neighborhood.
- Know the outdoor burning rules. The Pine Strawberry Fire District regulates outdoor burning on all private property. Burn permits are required for all outside brush and vegetation burning. Please call first as permits may be pulled or not reissued due to winds. Pine: 928-476-4272 – Strawberry: 928-476-2313
- Have a plan when it’s time to leave. Sign up for the Gila Countywide Community Notification System which went live in December of 2015.