Terms Used In Florida Statutes 590.01

  • Fuel reduction: means the application of techniques that reduce vegetative fuels, and may include prescribed burning, manual and mechanical clearing, and the use of herbicides. See Florida Statutes 590.015
  • Wildfire: means any vegetative fire that threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources. See Florida Statutes 590.015
The Florida Forest Service has the primary responsibility for prevention, detection, and suppression of wildfires wherever they may occur. The Florida Forest Service shall provide leadership and direction in the evaluation, coordination, allocation of resources, and monitoring of wildfire management and protection. The Florida Forest Service shall promote natural resource management and fuel reduction through the use of prescribed fire and other fuel reduction measures.