Contact Info

If you have any questions about the Smokey Bear awards, please contact your regional or national CFFP coordinator. This contact information is current as of September 2016.

Commercial use of Smokey’s image is managed by the US Forest Service through The Metis Group, a contractor who specializes in licensing Government-owned, socially conscious properties. We constantly monitor inappropriate and unlawful uses and we are fully aware of the current influx of illegal commercial products that are being offered on social media. Please be assured that we are following our procedures to have them cease and desist. Smokey’s image can be licensed for products that are in keeping with the wildfire prevention campaign and as such is subject to laws regarding use, similar to any other licensed images. By words or illustrations, Smokey Bear should not endorse a commercial product, service, political position or anything other than a wildfire prevention message. Any commercial use (i.e. products sold, money raised, etc.) that is not licensed through the Forest Service is an illegal use. All licensing-related inquiries should be directed to The Metis Group LLC at Smokey’s name, image and slogan, whether in entirety or in part, should only be used in conjunction with a wildfire prevention message. Use for any other reason is an inappropriate use of the image, name or slogan. We appreciate everyone’s concern and support of the wildfire prevention program.

Geographic Area Name / Mailing Address Position Contact Information
Northern Rockies Region 1 Rita Chandler
USDA Forest Service
Fire & Aviation Management
26 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59804
Assistant Director for Coop Fire, Prevention and Disaster Management Phone: (406) 329-3409
Fax: (406) 329-3132
Rocky Mountain Region 2 Linda Hecker
USFS, Mountain Region Office
740 Simms St.
Golden, CO 80401
Regional Interpretive Planner Phone: (303) 275-5056
Fax: (303) 275-5170
Southwest Region 3 Dennis Fiore
USDA Forest Service, FAM
Attn: Dennis Fiore
333 Broadway Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102‐3407
Co-op Fire Specialist Phone: (505) 842-3203
Cell: (505) 270-9666
Great Basin Region 4 Loren Walker
USDA Forest Service
Intermountain Region
Attn: Loren Walker
324 25th Street
Ogden, UT 84401
Fire Prevention and Coop Fire Program Manager Phone: (801) 625-5245
Cell: (801) 690-6352
Fax: (801) 625-5594
No Cal/ So Cal Region 5 Barb Geringer-Frazier
USDA Forest Service
Pacific Southwest Region
US Forest Service
1323 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Regional Fire Prevention Mitigation, and Education Program Manager Phone: (707) 562-9167
Cell: (707) 656-6080
Fax: (707) 562-9130
Northwest Region 6 and Region 10 Lauren Maloney
Fire and Aviation Management
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Lauren Maloney
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
Fire Mitigation and Education Specialist Phone: (503) 808-6587
Cell: (503) 329-3068
Southern Region 8 Paul Gellerstedt
USFS Southern Region
Attn: Paul Gellerstedt
1720 Peachtree Road NW
Suite 746N
Atlanta, GA 30309
Deputy Assistant Director- Cooperative Fire, All-Hazard and Prevention Phone: (404) 347-7626
Cell: (470) 585-9154
Northeastern Area Maureen Brooks
US Forest Service,
Northeastern Area S&PF
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
Community Fire Planner; Prevention and WUI Phone: (610) 557-4146
Cell: (610) 742-7614
Fax: (610) 557-4154
Eastern Region 9 Vacant
USDA Forest Service
626 E. Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management Washington, DC Gwen Beavans
USDA Forest Service
201 14th Street, SW
FAM 3rd Floor Central Wing
Mailstop 1107
Washington, DC 20250
National Wildfire Prevention Program Manager Phone: (202) 205-1488
Cell: (404) 561-2643
Fax: (202) 205-1483

State Forestry Agency Contacts (Download PDF)

You can also contact other agency partners, including:

The Ad Council
Allyse Engelder
Campaign Manager
The Ad Council
1707 L Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
202-558-7208 |

National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke
444 N. Capitol St NW, Suite 540
Washington, DC 20001
202-624-5415 |

The National Park Service
Mr. Mike Van Hemelryck (
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5206
Fax: 208-387-5250

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Mr. Sam Scranton (
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5794
Fax: 208-433-6543

Bureau of Land Management
Mr. Jon Skinner (
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5321
Fax: 208-387-5179

Fish and Wildlife Service
Mr. Shane McDonald (
Deputy Chief (Operations)
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Branch of Fire Management
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, ID 83705-5354
Phone: 208-387-5583