Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
2 Total
New Large Fires
3 Incidents
Number of Wildfires
5,008 Acres
Acres Burned

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The phrase “indirect attack” adds to our #FireFightingResources terminology feature this week. Indirect attack is a method of wildfire suppression in which the control line is located some distance away from the fire’s edge. ... This tactic is generally used in the case of a fast-spreading or high-intensity fire when it’s not safe for firefighters to directly attack the main fire front. Indirect attack typically involves using natural or constructed firebreaks, fuel breaks and favorable topography which will contribute to slowing the fire’s spread. #FireYear2021 Learn more by checking out the NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire: Photo: This photo shows fireline built on the West Mims Wildfire at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Firefighters can use control line built in front of the advancing fire to conduct indirect attack operations. Photo Credit: Josh O'Connor - USFWS
#RXfire is a management tool designed to reintroduce beneficial effects of fire into an ecosystem, helping to produce the healthy landscapes and vegetation, and also reducing risk of catastrophic wildfire caused by excessive fuel ... buildup. Nathaniel P. Reed Hobe Sound NWR (FL) completed the first year of photo monitoring for a prescribed burn conducted in scrub habitat on the Refuge in February 2020. The area will continued to be monitored until USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System firefighters can conduct another #RxBurn on the unit to complete the cycle. As you can see in the photo, scrub plant species have steadily regrown, providing forage resources for species like gopher tortoise that depend on ground level emergent leaves and shoots for forage. #GoodFire
Another great example of the #WildfirePrevention and wildfire risk reduction work done by our National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management partners.
Great video about the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management Alpine Hotshots!
Our National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management partners share some interesting #NationalParkWeek wildland fire history!
We are both LinkedIn with Chief Sheen. Bronze Firefighter Memorial Statues. For firehouse or family. ... Information: Richard DeVuono 321 804 4642
We feature the term “control line” as we continue our #FirefightingResources #FireYear2021 terminology week. Control line is an inclusive term for all constructed or natural barriers and treated fire edges used to control a ... fire. When firefighters are conducting initial attack, the ultimate goal is to construct a control line around the wildfire, which will allow firefighters to eventually extinguish it. Learn more by checking out the NWCG Glossary of Wildland Fire: Photo: firefighters dig fireline on the Dollar Ridge fire in Utah, 2018. Photo by Kari Greer.
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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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