Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council

Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council Red Logo with Fire

Who We Are

The Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council (CFPFC) is a group composed of interagency wildland firefighters and land managers from all over the central Florida area who annually come together to share experiences, knowledge, and best practices that encourage safety and growth in the prescribed fire community. Members of CFPFC include individuals from Florida Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Park Service, Brevard County, Flagler County, Sandpine Alliance International, St Johns River Water Management District, The Nature Conservancy, University of Central Florida, and private land owners and contractors.

What We Do

CFPFC brings members of the fire community together to encourage responsible prescribed fire activities and disseminate information about prescribed fire to those involved with prescribed fire as well as to anyone who would like to learn more about prescribed fire. Florida land managers learn and discuss management strategies to restore and maintain the ecological integrity of our land. This education assists in reducing liabilities and fosters the best management practices possible that benefit Florida’s fire dependent ecosystems. Prescribed fire is a valuable land management tool and it is very important that those in the fire community work together cohesively and are knowledgeable of its proper use.

Certified Burners: Attending this meeting will meet the education requirements needed to maintain your certification. You must register individually and sign in to the meeting using your unique link to receive credit for attendance.

When We Meet

The CFPFC steering committee meets annually for planning purposes every spring. The CFPFC member and visitor meeting occurs annually on the first Friday of every October. 2020 brought us all challenges for safely gathering so the first ever virtual meeting was held online.

The next annual meeting will be held both in-person and online (via Zoom) on Friday October 1, 2021. More information coming coon…

What to Expect

Possibly hundreds of land managers and wildland firefighters coming together to meet face to face and discuss current events, trends, and practices occurring in the Florida fire community. Guest speakers, raffles, light refreshments, and demonstrations will keep you educated, engaged and excited about Florida prescribed fire!

Our Vendors

Our vendors include and many more! If you would like to become one of our vendors please contact David Hogrefe at sandpinealliance@gmail.com

Contact Us

To get in touch with us about anything prescribed fire related please email CFPFC@outlook.com for more information