National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook

The monthly “National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook” which provides wildland fire potential forecasts for May through August, was posted Sunday, May 1st, 2016. The Predictive Services staff held a conference call on Monday, May 2, 2016. A recording of the conference call and a video summarizing the outlook are now available.

Conference Call AT&T Playback: (800) 475-6701
Access Code: 392637


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.


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.

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