Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
3 Total
New Large Fires
34 Incidents
Number of Wildfires
372,241 Acres
Acres Burned

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What are National Wildland Fire Preparedness Levels? The National Multi-Agency Coordination Group, or NMAC, composed of wildland fire representatives from each wildland fire agency based at the National Interagency Fire Center, or ... NIFC, establishes the #PreparednessLevel throughout the calendar year to ensure suppression resource availability for emerging incidents across the country. Preparedness Levels are dictated by fuel and weather conditions, fire activity and fire suppression resource availability throughout the country. The five Preparedness Levels range from the lowest (1) to the highest (5). Each Preparedness Level includes specific management actions and involves increasing levels of BLM resource commitments. As Preparedness Levels rise, so does the need for Incident Management Teams, or IMTs, and #FirefightingResources, which include wildland fire crews, engines, helicopters, airtankers and other aircraft, and specialized heavy equipment, such as bulldozers. Many of these resources and teams are federal and state employees. IMTs are specialized teams of experienced, interagency wildland fire personnel who manage large, complex wildland fire incidents. IMTs manage wildland fires so that local units can free up their resources to focus on new and emerging incidents. #FireYear2021 #ReadyForWildfire Video by the Bureau of Land Management
The National Multi-Agency Coordination Group, or NMAC, sets the national priorities and establishes the #PreparednessLevel. It consists of representatives from U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service Fire and Aviation ... Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management, U.S. Fire Administration and the National Association of State Foresters Learn more about preparedness levels from the National Interagency Fire Center --> Video by BLM
#NationalFireNews: Five new large fires were reported yesterday and a total of 33 large fires have burned more than 416,269 acres in 10 states. As record temperatures and very dry fuels are reported throughout the West, five fuels ... and fire behavior advisories have been issued in Arizona, western New Mexico, Minnesota, Utah, southern Nevada, southern California, and Michigan. #FireYear2021 Check the Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR) for more information. June 16 updates found here --> For an update on the #TelegraphFire, see the post below.
Did you know Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge on Maui is working to restore important habitat after a 2019 wildfire? The refuge protects one of the last remaining intact wetlands in Hawaiʻi and provides essential breeding ... and foraging habitat for native and endangered water birds and migratory shorebirds. Maui has experienced one of the worst droughts on record since 2006, with increased threat of severe wildfire activity on the island. Following a fire in 2019, a Burned Area Rehabilitation team was assembled and provided four major actions to be taken to protect water bird habitat and prevent future fires. Read more about the 2019 fire and how the refuge is taking actions to protect wildlife and their habitats: USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System National Interagency Fire Center Photo credit: Daniel W. Clark
Prior to igniting a #rxfire, fire managers are required to light a test fire. The test fire must be ignited in a representative location and in an area that can easily be controlled. The purpose of the test fire is to verify ... #rxburn behavior will meet management objectives and predicted smoke dispersion. This photo was taken of a test fire at Tulelake National Wildlife Refuge (CA) prior to a prescribed fire that included 2,300 acres freshwater emergency marsh vegetation. USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System firefighters expect this burn to produce new growth of sedges and rushes in spring 2022. Photos by: USFWS/Kyle Bonham
#NationalFireNews: Currently, 33 large fires have burned more than 360,000 acres in 10 states. Eleven new large fires were reported yesterday. Wildland fire activity increased in the Northern Rockies and Rocky Mountain areas where ... seven new large fires were reported. More than half of the 33 uncontained large fires are in the Southwest and Great Basin areas. Check the Incident Management Situation Report (IMSR) for more information. June 16 updates found here --> An update on the Pinnacle Fire below. Thanks to all the firefighters and support staff for their ongoing work! We appreciate you. #FireYear2021
In July 2019, the Central Maui Fire burned 10,000 acres on the Hawaiian Island of Maui, including portions of Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. Keālia Pond NWR contains one of the last remaining intact wetlands in Hawai'i, ... providing essential breeding and foraging habitat for three endangered endemic water birds. Fire damage on the refuge left large amounts of unsafe dead standing biomass, recolonization of invasive plants, posing increased wildfire risk, and burned fencing that left sensitive areas unprotected from animals. In response, USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System assembled a Burned Area Rehabilitation (BAR) Team to repair fencing, remove dead trees, eradicate invasive plants, and revegetate native plants. Recovery work is continuing on this refuge with much success. #postfire
The Workforce Resilience Ignite Talk Series will feature a discussion on ‘Wildland Firefighters Mental Health and Well-being’ at 3 pm MT tomorrow (June 16). The talk will feature Suzanne Connolly, Marc Titus, Nelda St. Clair ... and Shawna Legarza. Don't miss out on this very important conversation! Details in the post below. #FirefightingResources

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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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