Fire damage has been increasing in forests and grasslands across the western United States over the past 50 years because of extreme temperatures and dry weather conditions in summer months. These fires endanger the environment, the economy and human health.
Our fire danger signs identify potential danger for the public and offer suggestions for action to prevent catastrophe. We use the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) to indicate fire danger in an area. In use since 1974, the five ratings to describe danger levels include:
- Low (Green)—Fire starts are unlikely.
- Moderate (Blue)—Some wildfires may be expected.
- High (Yellow)—Wildfires are likely.
- Very High (Orange)—Fires start easily from all causes and may spread fast.
- Extreme (Red)—Fires will start and spread rapidly.
- 2’ x 2’ – small
- 4’ x 4’ – large
Small Fire Danger Sign – SBFDS2
Large Fire Danger Sign – SBFDS1