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.
Current Fire Season Outlook
Most of the West should see a decline in wildfire activity during September, according to fire weather and fuels experts at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. The exception will be California, where wildfire activity is predicted to extend well into the fall, according to Jeremy Sullens, a wildland fire analyst at NIFC's Predictive Services office. More...
Progression of the 2013 fire season (podcast)
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.