Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
0 Total
New Large Fires
4 Incidents
Number of Wildfires
15,882 Acres
Acres Burned

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In honor of #NationalPoliceWeek2021, USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System recognizes all USFWS Refuge Law Enforcement for their hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. For the first time in 2018, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ... firefighters had the honor of serving on the Fish and Wildlife Service's Honor Guard alongside their law enforcement colleagues. For as long as our services are required, we will continue to support our law enforcement counterparts and serve at their side in times of need. #nationalpoliceweek #policeweek2021 Photo Credits: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Annual aerial wildland firefighting training continues. Air National Guard and Reserve members flying US Air Force C-130 MAFFS-equipped airtankers are participating in U.S. Forest Service-sponsored training at JEFFCO Air Tanker ... Base in Colorado. The aircraft are practicing water drops at national forests northwest of Fort Collins on the Colorado/Wyoming border. The training helps US Air Force air crews, civilian lead plane pilots, Forest Service support personnel, Bureau of Land Management Fire, and other state and federal fire fighting agencies recertify their skills. National Interagency Fire Center Wyoming National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing 302nd Airlift Wing U.S. Northern Command
USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System is hiring! Don't miss your opportunity to apply for these two fire management specialist positions! These positions are responsible for ensuring the fuels management program is consistent ... with ecosystem management principles and providing recommendations for prioritization of fire hazard reduction and fuels management projects. Join our ranks with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by applying by May 25 --> #NotYourOrdinaryJob
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Haaland today released a Joint Wildland Fire Leadership Memo outlining their goals for wildland fire management. This memo reflects the ... administration’s wildland fire preparedness, promoting climate resiliency across landscapes, modernizing the firefighter workforce and creating jobs, and promoting the safety of firefighters and incident responders. “We used to call it fire season, but wildland fires now extend throughout the entire year, burning hotter and growing more catastrophic in drier conditions due to climate change,” said Secretary Vilsack. The Secretaries also received a virtual operational briefing today from wildland fire experts National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. 📷 Kari Greer/USDA Forest Service.
Don't make those firefighters grumpy - make sure your campfire is DEAD OUT and cool to the touch before you leave the area! #wildfireprevention Smokey Bear
Don't miss your chance to apply for this #firejob! USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System is looking to hire two fire management specialist (Planning) positions for the North Atlantic-Appalachian and Upper Colorado Basin regions. ... This is your chance to be involved in #rxfire operations, program reviews, and overall safety of the fire program, while coordinating and providing strategic fire management planning and technical expertise across the regions to serve the overall U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fire program. Apply by May 25 --> #NotYourOrdinaryJob
We learned it takes courage, conviction, camaraderie, conditioning and a whole lot of calories to do this dangerous and fulfilling job. Here's our special report on the mindset of wildland firefighters... why they do what they do. ... Bureau of Land Management - Idaho National Interagency Fire Center
As the days get longer and warmer, don't become a human-caused wildfire statistic! Various locations around the US have fire restrictions and bans in place due to fire danger. Check in advance if open burning is allowed, or if ... you can light that campfire! #OneLessSpark #KnowBeforeYouGo #RecreateResponsibly

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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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