Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
10 Total
New Large Fires
8 Incidents
Total Large Fires
5,090 Acres
Burned in Large Fires

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Deanne Shulman was the first female smokejumper at the McCall, Idaho base from 1981 until 1984. She faced difficulties as a woman jumper, such as feeling like she needed to prove herself to her male colleagues. Shulman shared that ... she felt camaraderie with the jumpers, due in part to the physically demanding nature of the training. She fought to change the height and weight requirements for smokejumpers and also stressed the need to recruit qualified female candidates for this #WomensHistoryMonth Photo of Deanne Shulman, first female smokejumper, from U.S. Forest Service archives Hear Deanne's 1984 interview for the Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project -
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It's great to see more women's crews coming on board this season; this one through Student Conservation Association and U.S. Forest Service! ... #NotYourOrdinaryJob #WomensHistoryMonth
#IfSheCanSeeItSheCanBeIt #WomensHistoryMonth Bandelier National Monument
As we near the end of #WomensHistoryMonth, we would be remiss if we didn't highlight some amazing women in our history. Mrs. Rose Vaughn was a fire lookout in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, recognized many times for ... her work. According to a July 1945 Fresno Bee article, "Sequoia National Park….Assistant Park Superintendent Ford Spigelmyre said: 'Recently during one of the frequent lightning storms that sizzle the higher elevations at this time of the year, Mrs. Vaughn clearly demonstrated a frail woman of 100 pounds can handle a man sized job when the occasion arises. 'During a severe storm, lightning struck 150 yards from her station, setting fire to a mass of logs and debris, threatening a serious spread of fire had it not been for Mrs. Vaughn's stout heart and courage. With lightning striking all around her station and the nearest neighbor 11 miles away, she grabbed a shovel and went to work, stopping only occasionally to run to the tower to look for other strikes. When help arrived she had been able to report three additional fires and had brought her own under control.' #womeninfire (NPS Photo)
The term fire regime is used to describe the general pattern that fires naturally occur in a particular ecosystem over an extended period of time. Fire regimes are classified using a combination of factors including frequency, ... intensity, size, pattern, season, and severity of fires on the landscape. 📸 by USFWS Conservation Library
Fire behavior can be measured by rate of spread. The rate of spread measures how quickly a wildfire moves across the landscape, typically delineated in feet/hour. Other measures include: fire line intensity, flame length, flame ... height, torching, crowning, fire whirls, and spotting. 📸 USFWS
Whether a fire is natural or human caused, the parts of a fire remain the same: 🔥 Origin – Ignition Point 🔥 Perimeter – Outside edge 🔥 Head fire – Fastest moving, typically greatest flame length/flame depth/rate of ... spread 🔥 Backing fire – Spreading against wind or downslope 🔥 Flank – Parallel to main direction of spread 🔥 Fingers – Long narrow extension from main body of fire 🔥 Pockets – Unburned indentations 🔥 Spots – Burning outside main fire Learn more --> 📸 Brian Pippin/USFWS

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The nation’s federal wildland fire community is a large and complex organization across the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service. These agencies manage wildland fire on nearly 700 million acres of federal public land, or one-fifth of the total land area in the United States. 

NIFC is home to the national fire management programs of each federal fire agency, along with partners including the National Association of State Foresters, the U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Weather Service. A Department of Defense liaison was added as a permanent partner at NIFC in 2008. Working together, these partners provide leadership, policy oversight and coordination to manage the nation’s wildland fire programs.

In recent years, the role of the agencies at NIFC has grown to include all types of fire management, including hazardous fuels treatments, integrated fire and land-use planning, and more. Fire management under this larger umbrella is designed to achieve not only suppression goals, but to accomplish a broad spectrum of natural resource objectives, and do so in an efficient, cost-effective manner.

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