The Red Lake DNR Wildland Fire Prevention program was implemented in 2004. The goal of the fire prevention program is to reduce the number of human caused fires on the reservation. Before the program started, the reservation experienced high numbers of human-caused fires.
The prevention program recognizes education in reducing fires on the reservation.A high priority of the Fire Prevention program is to deliver the fire prevention message to the youth of the Red Lake Indian Reservation. One of the many ways that this is accomplished is through classroom presentations in the elementary schools and in Headstart. The staff is also involved in other multi-agency events to promote fire prevention in Minnesota and throughout the United States. In recognition of their efforts for promoting the fire prevention message, Mike Beaulieu and Michelle Reynolds were the recipients of the 2007 Smokey Bear Bronze award for outstanding public service in Wildland Fire Prevention.