Welcome Ambassadors!

Use this page to download resources that will help you to be an effective Fireshed Ambassador for your community. Check back, as we will continually update this page with more resources for you! Also see our Prepare section for additional resources.

Also don’t forget that we’re here to support you. Please contact us if you have questions.

Porfirio Chavarria - City of Santa Fe Fire Department - Wildland Urban Interface Coordinator - pnchavarria@santafenm.gov

Esmé Cadiente - Forest Stewards Guild - Collaborative Forestry Program Manager - esme@forestguild.org

Sam Berry - Forest Stewards Guild - Southwest Program Coordinator - sam@forestguild.org

Getting Started

50 ideas for action to get you started

This Flyer contains 50 action items that range from simple and easy to challenging that you can accomplish as an ambassador to help make your community ready for wildfire.

Understanding the Wildfire Threat to Homes

NFPA has developed an online learning module that contains an overview of fire history, fire basics, and how homes burn. It takes about 30 minutes to complete and features videos of the home ignition researcher Jack Cohen.

Emergency Planning

Emergency planning tips

This flyer is ready to distribute to your neighbors and contains basic emergency preparedness and evacuation tips.

Alert Santa Fe

The official line of communication that City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County use to distribute emergency information. Signing up lets you choose how you’d like to receive information from emergency managers. Encourage your neighbors to sign up for this program.

Wildfire Preparedness Day -May 4th 2019


Community Wildfire Preparedness Day has passed but now it’s time to prepare your ideas and grant application for next year!

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is an annual campaign that encourages people to come together on a single day to take action to reduce their wildfire risk. As an ambassador organizing an event in your community is a strong step to take toward making your neighborhood more fire adapted. These events can take many forms, from hosting a potluck and talking about making your home more resistant to wildfire to renting a chipper and having your community come together to remove woody waste. For more information, ideas of events, and resources go to the NFPA website.

$500 Mini grants available

NFPA and State Farm offer $500 grants to fund wildfire risk reduction activities. Check this link below for information about applying.

Home Hazard Assessments

Use the resources below to conduct home hazard assessments. The guide is self explanatory so a home owner can go through the process alone but having an ambassador lead them through will lead to a better product and help provide them with a concrete and achievable to-do list.

Planning for HHAs

Download the guide

Download the worksheet