Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
1 Total
New Large Fires
32 Incidents
Total Large Fires
128,796 Acres
Burned in Large Fires
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The wildland fire community uses many kinds of technology to help our #FirefightingResources do their jobs. More than 10 years ago, the DOI - Office of Wildland Fire the UU.S. Forest Service and other agencies joined forces to ... lead the Wildland Fire Information and Technology Program (WFIT). The WFIT team collaborates with leadership, experts, and stakeholders to understand the technology needs and how they can best serve the entire wildland fire community. By taking this all-inclusive view, WFIT can put the right information in the right hands at the right time! WFIT oversees an incredible range of wildland fire applications that help dispatch resources, integrate incident information, and generate real-time maps. This week, we will highlight some of the WFIT technology tools that are used to support our firefighting efforts. #FireYear2023 For more information about WFIT visit Photo courtesy of WFIT.
#NationalFireNews: Two new large fires were reported, one in Arizona and one in Oregon. Currently, 62 large wildfires have burned 487,857 acres in 12 states. More than 8,200 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned ... to incidents across the nation. #FireYear2023 Since January 1, 43,244 wildfires have burned 2,197,812 acres. People have ignited about 89% of the wildfires this year. The major causes of these fires are from loss of control of debris burning; unattended and improperly extinguished or not extinguished campfires; and sparks or heat transfer from the use of vehicles and equipment like chain saws or recreational vehicles including trailers. Become a part of the solution. Learn more on how you can safely play and work around our natural resources on our public lands. #RecreateResponsibly #PreventWildfires A wildland firefighter working on the #HappyCampComplex on the U.S. Forest Service - Klamath National Forest works to clean up steep roadsides after heavy equipment was used on the incident. Photo courtesy of Kate Batten, EMPF on InciWeb.
The Bureau of Land Management Fire is hosting a hiring webinar today at 6 p.m. mountain. Join in to learn about the positions and how to apply for a #FireJob on USAJOBS.
#NationalFireNews: Currently, 63 large wildfires have burned 481,722 acres in 12 states. More than 8,700 wildland #FirefightingResources and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the nation. Since January 1, 43,085 ... wildfires have burned 2,192,903 acres. This is below the 10-year average of 44,285 wildfires and 6,042,200 acres burned. #FireYear2023 Wildland firefighters need your help to prevent wildfires this fall. Motorists are responsible for many of the wildfires sparked along roadways. Remember, dragging chains can throw sparks. Driving onto dry grass or brush can start fires. And worn brakes may cause metal to metal contact and can spark. Please do your part to #RecreateResponsibly and #PreventWildfires while enjoying your public lands. Members of the Rapid Extraction Module conducted training exercises on the #BriceCreekFire on the U.S. Forest Service - Umpqua National Forest in Oregon. Photos by Joe Decker, High Angle REM Team.
Today is #NationalITProfessionalsDay! Wildland #FirefightingResources use low-tech and high-tech tools to get the job done. When managing large wildfires, incident management teams often use information technical support ... specialists to set up computers, monitors, and printers at fire camps, sometimes in very remote locations. Thank you to all our technicians who ensure that fire managers, firefighters, and support personnel have the necessary technology to do their jobs! #FireYear2023 Photos of fire camps and information technology are from InciWeb.
Approximately 90 Bureau of Land Management Fire 54 National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management and other NIFC agency employees participated in the 11th annual Women and Leadership Conference in Boise, Idaho, last week. The ... two-day event was filled with inspirational and motivational keynote speakers and workshops to build skills and provide targeted training on various topics ranging from wellness, finance, self-branding and more. NPS participants in the Women in Leadership conference visited NIFC after the conference. Photo by NPS.
#NationalFIreNews: Two new large wildfires were reported, one in Montana and one in Oregon. Sixty-seven large wildfires have burned 480,604 acres in 12 states. More than 9,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are ... assigned to incidents across the nation. This includes 155 crews, 411 engines, 83 helicopters, and 14 incident management teams. Since January 1, 42,689 wildfires have burned 2.2 million acres. Wildland firefighters need your help to prevent wildfires this fall. Whether working to create defensible space around your home, mowing the lawn, or pulling your dirt bike over to the side of the road, if you live in a wildland area you need to use equipment responsibly. #RecreateResponsibly Wildland firefighters at the U.S. Forest Service - Willamette National Forest #LookoutFire in Oregon attend an early morning briefing. We thank the thousands of personnel assigned to incidents nationwide for their dedication to protecting our public lands. Photo by Willamette NF, InciWeb. #FireYear2023
While celebrating #NationalWildernessMonth, have you wondered how #wildfires are managed in wilderness areas? This fire management toolbox from Wilderness Connect at the University of Montana contains resources for managing fire ... in the wilderness. It provides information on agency policy and strategies, wilderness fire planning, fire resource advisor training, research, and other references. Check it out --> NIFC Flickr photo: Colorado landscape with lightning striking in the background. Credit: Robert Wick, 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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