Wildfire Mitigation

The Valley County Department of Fire Mitigation is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the county fire and fuel management program to implement community fire protection measures and hazardous fuels reduction treatments in conjunction with fire education programs authorized by the Board of Commissioners.

The fire mitigation director works with private landowners, elected officials, various State and Federal agency officials, designated planning committees, the Emergency Services Manager and the County Commissioners to preserve life and protect our natural resources and critical infrastructure from catastrophic fires.

The fire mitigation department also:

  • Manages and administers State and Federal grants to treat hazardous fuels.
  • Assists Valley County Fire Working Group Committee in addressing wildfire fire threats.
  • Provides public information and education on wildland fire, particularly in the community interface areas.
  • Develops individual residence assessments upon request, proposes community and landscape fuels treatment projects and coordinates implementation.
  • Oversees the currency and applicability of the Valley County Wildfire Protection Plan
General Information
Phone Numbers
(208) 382-7145
Emergencies: Dial 911
219 N. Main Street
PO Box 1350

Mara Hlawatschek
Program Director