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Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
1 Total
New Large Fires
9 Incidents
Total Large Fires
570,817 Acres
Burned in Large Fires

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What is #PreparednessLevel 1? This is the lowest level & it means there is minimal fire activity across the nation. During this time, #FirefightingResources are able to suppress #wildfires in their respective geographic areas ... without requesting additional wildland fire resources from other areas or from the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC), based at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. Stay tuned because tomorrow the PL education will increase to PL2.
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Check out this #FireJob opportunity with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire program! #NotYourOrdinaryJob
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The NWCG Mental Health Subcommittee highlights the importance of mental health for those who work in wildland fire and provides resources to help. Take a moment to visit the Mental Health Subcommittee webpage --> ... https://www.nwcg.gov/committees/mental-health-subcommittee #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
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Smokey Bear Tip # 1 - #DYK that there are some key steps to take when picking a spot to build your campfire? • DO NOT build a campfire if the campground, area or event rules prohibit them. Sometimes digging of pits may be ... prohibited due to archaeological or other concerns. • DO NOT build a campfire in hazardous, dry conditions. • If there is not an existing fire pit, and pits are allowed, choose a site at least 15 feet from tent walls, shrubs, trees, or other flammable objects. Beware of low-hanging branches. • Choose an open, level location away from heavy fuels such as logs, brush, or decaying leaves. • Take wind, and its direction, into account when choosing the site. Choose a spot that is protected from gusts. These steps only take a few minutes and will ensure #campfiresafety for everyone! #OnlyYou
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A #FireJob opportunity for the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management working at the National Interagency Fire Center. Apply today on USAJOBS! #NotYourOrdinaryJob
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Do you know how a National Wildland Fire #PreparednessLevel is determined? The National Multi-Agency Coordination Group (NMAC), composed of wildland fire representatives from each wildland fire agency based at the National ... Interagency Fire Center(NIFC), establishes Preparedness Levels 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 interagency resource commitments. As Preparedness Levels rise, so does the need for Incident Management Teams (IMTs) and suppression resources, 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. Also, each Geographic Area (GA) set their own Preparedness Level based on the same criteria as the national levels - fuels/weather, fire activity and fire suppression resources. Stay tuned the rest of the week and learn more about each specific level. #FireYear2022
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What are your plans for #MemorialDayWeekend? Road tripping to a cool new destination or heading out to your favorite camping spot? Whatever you have planned make sure #wildfireprevention is in the back of your mind. Smokey Bear ... wants everyone to remember that #OnlyYou can help prevent human-caused wildfires this summer! Over the next week, Smokey Bear will share his tips for #campfiresafety to ensure you are prepared for the old-time tradition.
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#NationalFireNews - One new large fire was reported in Texas yesterday. Nationally, 14 large fires have burned 536,604 acres in seven states. New Mexico has six uncontained large fires and Colorado has three. Arkansas, California, ... Nebraska, New Hampshire, and Texas each have one. To date, 26,486 wildfires have burned 1,730,311 million acres across the United States. This remains well above the 10-year average of 19,948 wildfires that burned 821,902 acres. Wildland fire managers continue to work closely with predictive services staff to prepared for current and expected fire weather conditions. For more information, please visit --> https://www.predictiveservices.nifc.gov/predictive.htm For information on #wildfire incidents, visit #Inciweb -- > https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ Photo from the #BearTrapFire - #Firefighters chipping vegetation to improve fireline.
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Welcome to the Nation's Logistical Support Center

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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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