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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Crown fires burn forest canopies, including live and dead foliage/branches, lichens in trees, and tall shrubs well above the surface fuels. Typically, crown fires stem from an initial surface fire that has grown in intensity. ... Crown fires burn individual tress or groups of trees (known as torching) or can present a solid wall of flames from the surface through the canopy fuel layers. 📸 Clayton Schmidt, BLM
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Want to be the sharpest tool in the shed??? Then apply for this #firejob at NIFC with the Bureau of Land Management Fire to be a Packer (Fire Tool Restoration). Aside from making tools sharp again, you'll get to refurbish other ... supplies and equipment the fire community relies on to fight fire throughout the year. Announcement closes after the first 50 applicants or by April 5 --> #NotYourOrdinaryJob 📸BLM
Surface fires burn loose needles, moss, lichen, herbaceous vegetation, shrubs, small trees, and saplings near the surface of the ground, mostly by flaming combustion. Surface fires can grow in intensity depending on amount of ... surface fuel, fuel moisture content, slope of topography, and wind. 📸Jen Jewett/USFWS
Ground fires are fires that mostly burn in decayed roots below ground and in the duff layer. Duff consists of compacted dead plant materials such as leaves, bark, needles, and twigs. Ground fires are sustained by glowing ... combustion (without flames) and can go undetected for a long time because they produce little to no smoke and spread slowly. Duff can burn via smoldering combustion, which is a slow, low- intensity, flameless combustion that occurs as oxygen reacts with fuels. Smoldering fires can persist for long periods of time and can be challenging to detect. 📸 Oregon Volunteer Fire Department
There are three basic types of fire: ground, surface, and crown. It’s common during a wildfire to experience all three types. The frequency of each type can vary daily, or even hourly, depending on fuel, topography, and weather ... – all of which drive a fire’s behavior. 📸 Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry
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When you’re dealing with fire, water is vital to help douse and extinguish flames. Acquiring enough water in rugged, remote locations can pose challenges. Fortunately, there are several solutions that make the availability of ... water easier. 💧 Backpack tanks/pumps: These portable systems are ideal for tackling small fires and hot spots. 💧 Mobile tanks: This type of transportation method will vary depending on size of tanks, number of water tender vehicles, and distance between the fire and water source. 💧 Air transportation: This highly effective delivery method involves airplanes or helicopters to transport large quantities of water. #WorldWaterDay #Water2me 📸 Bob Wells/BLM 📸 USFWS 📸 Mike McMillan/BLM

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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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