Oregon State University Extension Service

After a wildfire

If your home was affected by a wildfire, do not return home until authorities say it is safe. Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams are in counties across Oregon. To find an assistance center near you, visit the FEMA website (https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4562) where updated locations will be posted each morning. Apply with FEMA event if you have insurance. (https://www.fema.gov/fact-sheet/4562/apply-fema-even-if-you-have-insurance)

**The Fire Program hosted a post-fire webinar series. For webinar information and webinar specific resources, visit the webinar guide (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/fire-program/fire-program-online-class-guide).***

If your property has been affected by wildfire, here is a guide to follow, After the Fire Flowchart (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/8341/after-fire-flowchart.pdf)". This will provide some organization to the process. Then, utilize this "After the Fire Checklist (https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/8341/after-fire-checklist.pdf)" to chart a course forward and modify to suit your needs. Don't have access to a printer? Open this fillable form right from your phone, "After the Fire Checklist - fillable (https://beav.es/o2w)." Remember, take photos and connect with your local resources.

For a deeper dive into post-fire resources including a GIS interface so you can view severity maps, soils maps, and other valuable information for an individual tax lot for post-fire recovery planning, https://beav.es/afterthefire (https://beav.es/afterthefire)

Back on the Property

Outside Assessment

Make Specialist Contacts and Obtain Funding

Other Resources


Source URL: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/forests/fire/after-wildfire