Safety is a primary issue immediately following a destructive wildfire. This section offers some general advice on steps to take after disaster strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community and your life back to normal.
Mobilize Your Community
This section includes key points to help local governments and community leaders get started on recovery coordination, and provides information on items that are critical to consider when mobilizing your community’s response after a wildfire.
Who Can Help?
This section describes many of the programs and services provided by agencies and non-profits for communities and individuals who have been affected by wildfire. Please be aware that programs and funding levels can change from year to year, and assistance may not always be available.
Welcome to the After Wildfire Guide
Experiencing a destructive wildfire can be devastating. This guide was written to help New Mexico communities recover after wildfire. It includes information on how to mobilize your community, a list of resources available to communities and individuals for assistance, and a technical guide with information about post-fire treatments to address the catastrophic effects of a wildfire on the land and to prepare for potential flooding. If you are reading this guide before a wildfire occurs, use it to help you plan ahead.
This guide is intended to provide useful information during this difficult time, and to start you on the road to recovery.