Our abundant forests are what makes living in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota so great, but did you know those forests are at HIGH risk for wildfire? In 2017, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) alone spent over $25 million dollars fighting wildfires in Minnesota. As residents in the Arrowhead, we have a tremendous responsibility to take charge of lowering our wildfire risk and better our chances of surviving a wildfire event. As your St. Louis Firewise Coordinator, supported by your local fire departments, we want to help you identify actions you can take to improve your chances of surviving a wildfire. These actions will help fire fighters better protect the community and themselves in a wildfire situation.