Current Fire Season Outlook

Above normal fire potential will continue across most of the West Coast states. Fire potential will return to normal in parts of the Northern Rockies and Rocky Mountain areas.

Western states will see above normal fire potential through September. Fire potential should return to normal in northern California and the Northwest by late September.

- NOTICE -

Effective May 1, 2014 GSA's wildland fire program was transferred to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). With the transition to DLA it was necessary to develop new, specialized ordering instructions for wildland fire customers.

Instructions for wildland fire customers is available at:
http://www.nwcg.gov/pms/pubs/catalog.htm#gsa

 

Welcome to the Nation's Logistical Support Center

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.

 

History

The Boise Interagency Fire Center (BIFC) was created in 1965 because the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and National Weather Service saw the need to work together to reduce the duplication of services, cut costs, and coordinate national fire planning and operations. The National Park Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs joined BIFC in in the mid 1970s. The US Fish and Wildlife Service later joined in 1979. The Center's name was changed in 1993 from the Boise Interagency Fire Center to the National Interagency Fire Center to more accurately reflect its national mission. The US Fire Administration-FEMA joined NIFC in 2003.

In the Spotlight
photo of wildland fire and operations