Local Hazards


Much of our area is considered "wildland/urban interface" at risk to wildfire.  Over the past five years (2013-2017) Nassau had 206 wildfires that burned 1,538 acres; less than 25% of those fires were caused by nature (lightning), all others were "man-made" (e.g., debris burning, equipment, railroad sparks, etc.)

5-year Wildfire Map - Nassau

Our Nassau County and Fernandina Beach professional and volunteer firefighters partner with Emergency Management and the Florida Forest Service to advocate for fire prevention and mitigation through public outreach with the FireWise and ReadySetGo! programs.  

Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Defensible Space DiagramReady Set Go RuralPet Fire Safety