National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

The June “National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook” is now available.

 

FEMA Weather App

With hurricane season kicking off June 1 through November 30, the FEMA app is a comprehensive resource of tools and tips to keep you safe before, during, and after emergencies. Receive weather-related alerts from the U.S. National Weather Service for up to five different locations. Get safety tips on what to do when disaster strikes. Set reminders to practice emergency plans and refresh emergency supply kits. Upload and share your disaster photos to help out emergency managers. And locate open shelters along with where to talk to FEMA in person. Download it at www.fema.gov/mobile-app

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