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Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
11 Total
New Large Fires
6 Incidents
Total Large Fires
3,428 Acres
Burned in Large Fires
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Ever wonder about those seed warehouses and what they're used for? Wonder no more! Many agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management Fire, have seed warehouses to assist with native plant populations in fire prone areas.
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Large airtankers are sometimes referred to as “Next Gen” airtankers. They carry between 2,000 to 4,000 gallons of fire retardant or water in support of wildland firefighters on the ground. Their increased size offers higher ... and more widespread coverage on a wildfire. They are most helpful in putting out fires in timber, as they can easily fly above the canopy. However, their size can make it difficult to land and take off. 📸 NIFC
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A single engine airtanker, or SEAT, is the smallest airtanker available for used during wildfire suppression efforts. These aircraft can deliver up to 800 gallons of fire retardant or water to wildland firefighters on the ground. ... They are ideal for wildfires in lighter fuels like grasses and sagebrush or to put out hotspots. Its small size makes it an ideal aircraft for easy landing and takeoff in various types of terrain with very little runway. 📸 NIFC
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#DYK #rxfire is an effective tool against invasive species? Through carefully planning and executing prescribed fires, land managers can effectively target invasive plants and restore native ecosystems. Rx fire reduces invasive ... species in several ways: 🔥 It clears out competitors: Prescribed burns remove thick layers of invasive vegetation, creating space and sunlight for native plants to thrive. This helps native species outcompete invasives, restoring balance to the ecosystem. 🔥 It disrupts life cycles: Many invasive species rely on specific environmental conditions or stages of growth to spread. Prescribed fires disrupt these cycles, hindering the spread and regeneration of invasive plants. 🔥 It restores natural fire regimes: Historically, wildfires played a crucial role in shaping ecosystems and controlling invasive species. Rx fire helps mimic natural fire regimes, promoting biodiversity and resilience to invasives. 🔥 It improves soil: Prescribed fires enhance soil health by returning nutrients to the earth and reducing the buildup of invasive plant material, creating conditions more favorable to native flora. #InvasiveSpeciesWeek 📸 Photo by Savannah Monterro, Winnemucca, Nevada, District Fire Program
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Welcome to the Nation's Logistical Support Center

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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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