Firefighters constructing fire line.

Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
8 Total
New Large Fires
2,986 Incidents
Year-to-date Wildfires
60,064 Acres
Year-to-date Acres Burned

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March is #WomensHistoryMonth! As we explore the history of women in the wildland fire service, we meet a few of the first women hotshots. Sue Husari fought fire on the Lassen Hotshot Crew in northern California from 1976 to 1977. ... After two seasons as a hotshot, Sue continued working in fire management for 45 years. She retired in 2012 as a fire management officer for the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management Pacific Northwest Region. #FirefightingResources Photo of Sue Husari, during a burnout operation in California in 1977, courtesy of Paul Steffi
Check out the latest #WildlandFireOutlook! Normal to below normal significant fire potential is likely for large portions of the Southeast, Ohio Valley, Appalachians, and into the Mid-Atlantic through March. However, ... significant fire potential will increase across Florida and parts of the central Gulf Coast in April with above normal significant fire potential anticipated in May and June. Map illustrating significant wildland fire potential for March, by Predictive Services
Last week USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System firefighters successfully completed a #rxfire at Stillwater National Wildlife Refuge. The burn included 1,200 acres of wetland vegetation and reduced hazardous fuels, while improving ... habitat for wildlife species. Special thanks to U.S. Forest Service for their help! Photo by US Fish and Wildlife Service
Have you heard about the National Wildfire Coordinating Group? The NWCG provides national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners. Check out ... for more! #FirefightingResources
#DidYouKnow that under certain circumstances when duff is very dry and flammable, it could ignite and burn slowly for hours? Check out the Southern Fire Exchange factsheet ( to see how land managers and ... scientists are collaborating to save old trees and reduce the occurrence of hazardous duff fires. #firescience
Southwest #FireCLIME is a multi-year research partnership between scientists and resource managers to synthesize current knowledge of regional climate-fire-ecosystem dynamics. Check out the video - - to ... learn more! More info here: #JointFireScienceProgram #firescience
The USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System is looking for two new fire managers to join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ranks! To join our fire team as a Fire Management Officer in Missoula, Montana, apply here --> ... If winter living isn't your thing, how about applying for this #firejob as a Fire Management Specialist that will give you some warmer options --> How to apply --> #NotYourOrdinaryJob
Check out the U.S. Forest Service post below about parachuting firefighters based in Pendleton, Oregon picking the best spot to land on the way to a forest fire. #blackhistorymonth

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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