The Southern Fire Exchange contains extensive information regarding all wildland fire-related topics in the entire southern region. The Prescribed Fire Community of Practice (CoP) provides a clearinghouse for information on controlled burns through articles and frequently asked questions from the top prescribed fire personnel around the nation. If the information you need is not covered, both sites have an “Ask an Expert” tool which provides a quick response by a fire professional. Please browse their websites!

The references below are specific to prescribed fire in the following southeastern states: VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, and eastern TX.

Training Opportunities

Publications Concerning Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burning Websites

Smoke Management and Air Quality 

  • EPA announced new Air Quality standards on December 14, 2012. More details
  • Does your area meet National Air Quality standards?

Fire Behavior Modeling and Tools

  • Fire Frequency Tool (requires ArcGIS 10,0 or newer)-can illustrate and facilitate better planning, prioritization and decision-making in future prescribed fire events.

Burn Permits



  • To see a previous post on webinars and for a full list of fire-related webinar portals, click here

Other Resources