Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
17 Total
New Large Fires
3 Incidents
Total Large Fires
5,919 Acres
Burned in Large Fires
Last Updated:

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NIFC is the home base of the Great Basin Smokejumpers, one of nine smokejumper bases in the United States! As the busy season approaches, these extraordinarily strong and disciplined firefighters are preparing their gear, their ... bodies, and their minds for the work - which means brushing up on the practice of bailing out of a fixed-wing aircraft at 3,000 feet. From rookies performing their first jumps to veterans with many seasons under their belts, this is an exciting time of year for jumpers. Learn more about the Great Basin Smokejumpers at! (Video by Rebecca Paterson, BLM)
#FireJob❗️ The Bureau of Indian Affairs is hiring a GS-14 Aviation Program Manager (Aviation Branch Chief) at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. Details below from BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire ... Management. Apply by May 1, 2024 -->
#NationalFireNews: 18 new large fires were reported in the past week. Currently, three large uncontained wildfires are burning in Kansas, Virginia, and North Carolina. Wildland firefighters and support personnel contained 22 large ... fires this week. A fuels and fire behavior advisory remains in effect for Northwest Texas, western Oklahoma, southwest Kansas, southeastern Colorado and far eastern New Mexico. Should unwanted ignitions occur, wildland fire personnel should expect extreme to unprecedented fire growth and intensity in these areas due to high fuel loads and windy and dry atmospheric conditions. Year-to-date statistics show that 10,199 wildfires have burned 1,774,404 acres during this #FireYear2024. More information---> (Photo by Southern Area Gold Team Operations Section Chief Mark Jamieson. Strategic firing operations on Waites Run Road on the George Washington & Jefferson National Forests on March 26, 2024)
During this #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek we want to highlight those right here at NIFC in the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC). The NICC serves as the focal point for coordinating the mobilization of ... resources to wildland fires and other incidents throughout the United States. What makes the NICC unique? They are the single focal point for active-duty military and international mobilization of resources. NIFC has agreements with Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico to trade resources as needed when countries are experiencing high fire activity. Take a virtual tour of the NICC and learn more about their processes. #NPSTW2024 Video credit BLM/NIFC External Affairs.
This week the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) is holding their 7th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in three locations: Canberra, Australia; Tralee, Ireland; and Boise, Idaho. IAWF attendees from ... the Boise conference had the opportunity to join us for a tour of the NIFC campus, the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. IAWF members were able to hear from our wildland fire experts and asked many engaging and forward-thinking questions. They traveled from all around the world to Boise for the conference. Many are from across the United States and Canada, and others traveled from as far as Australia, Sweden, Spain and France. Thank you for your dedication to wildland fire and thank you to those that joined us here at NIFC. #FireYear2024 #ItTakesAllOfUs #PrepareForWildfire (📷 BLM External Affairs)
Did you hear the news? The U.S. Department of the Interior recently announced $79 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support wildland fire management.
Highly skilled individuals combined with dedication, communication, cooperation and compassion is what it takes to work at a dispatch center. The national dispatch coordination system is based on a three-tier response model. 🔺 ... Tier 1 - National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) 🔺 Tier 2 - Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) 🔺 Tier 3 - Local Level Dispatch Centers It's a complex system where the primary mission is the timely, cost-effective and efficient coordination, mobilization, and demobilization of wildland fire resources. Dive deeper into the three-tier system with this overview video produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). #NationalPublicSafetyTelecommunicatorsWeek #NPSTW2024 #ItTakesAllOfUs
Check out this #DYK from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire about #RxFIRE and the fire clouds that can come from it.

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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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