Last year was one of the worst on record for forest fires, according to State forestry body Coillte.
The organisation has been holding a training day Thursday, in conjunction with the National Fire Service, to highlight the dangers of forest fires.
The training day also aims to highlight how people can avoid causing them.
It will showcase how the body works alongside the Air Corps and Executive Helicopters to fight wildfires from the skies.
A series of presentations are also taking take place in Co Wicklow for local Coillte foresters - covering practical advice on firefighting, climate change and health and safety, including different firefighting systems.
Today ours crews dropped over 42,000 litres of water using the AW139 equipped with a Bambi Bucket capable of holding 1,225 litres of water. Operations were concentrated in the Kippure and Glendoo area. @FireWicklow #strengthenthenation #joinourteam pic.twitter.com/ijGrBxWXeg
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Coillte's forests and land extend to over 440,000 hectares around the country.
The body said 2018 was "an exceptional year" for forest fires in Ireland - with 90 separate fire events on Coillte property alone.
It said these affected more than 400 hectares of forestry and 500 hectares of bog.
The largest and most dangerous of these incidents was in the Slieve Blooms in Laois and Offaly.
"It is important to note, that while land owners are being reminded that burning vegetation on land not yet cultivated between 1st March and 31st August each year is an offence", Coillte said.
"The cost of fighting these fires as well as the loss of standing timber was significant and Coillte are still engaged in an ongoing process to evaluate the expenditure required to ensure forest and habitat regeneration."
"Many rural and remote communities are also hugely impacted by wildfires, which can cause significant environmental and economic damage", it added.
The forestry sector employs 12,000 people and contributes €2.3bn to the Irish economy every year.
In 2017, Coillte doubled its operating cash from €15m to €30m.