Wildfire Prevention and Firewise Contacts

FireWise Minnesota

Regional Wildfire Prevention & Firewise Specialists

Regional Specialists support community wildfire prevention efforts and mitigation planning, such as Community Wildfire Protection Plans, and manage grant funds for eligible projects.

map of Minnesota showing the northwest, northeast and central regionsContact your Region Specialist for questions about Firewise and the Community Wildfire Defense Grant opportunities!

Vacant – Northwest Minnesota
607 First Street W
Park Rapids, MN 56470

Vacant– Northeast Minnesota
1201 US Hwy 2
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Mike PalmerCentral Minnesota
800 Oak Savanna Lane
Cambridge, MN 55008
763-284-7213

Statewide Wildfire Prevention Specialist

The Statewide Specialist supports outreach and communication efforts across the state and coordinates the DNR Fire Prevention presence at the Minnesota State Fair.

Karen Harrison
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN 55155
651-259-5053

Wildfire Prevention Supervisor

The Wildfire Prevention Supervisor oversees open burn permitting and administers the Firewise and Wildfire Prevention programs.
Allissa Reynolds,
651-259-5288