Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
6 Total
New Large Fires
17 Incidents
Total Large Fires
168,356 Acres
Burned in Large Fires
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This #Juneteenth, we celebrate the emancipation of enslaved Americans and honor African American heritage and freedom! This date acknowledges when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom in 1865. We ... honor the contributions of The Triple Nickles, an African American paratrooper unit in the U.S. Army. Unlike other divisions of the army, the Triple Nickles did not deploy overseas during World War II. Instead, in 1945, the unit was secretly assigned to a series of firefighting missions in the Pacific Northwest Region. This special assignment, called Operation Firefly, saw the Triple Nickles transferred to Pendleton, Oregon. While there, the unit was trained by the U.S. Forest Service to become the first military smokejumpers in U.S. history. The battalion answered some 36 fire calls with more than 1,200 individual jumps during the summer of 1945. More on the Triple Nickles ➡ 📸Photo courtesy of USDA Forest Service
Ready to join the National Interagency Coordination Center as an Assistant Intelligence Officer? Now is your opportunity! This position is located at NIFC with the Bureau of Land Management Fire. Applications are open and close ... on 06/25. #FireJob #ItTakesAllOfUs 📌
#NationalFireNews: June 18, 2024. 19 large, uncontained fires are currently being managed under full suppression strategies nationwide, while 10 are being managed with strategies other than full suppression. Three complex incident ... management teams have been deployed, to the #PostFire in California, the #AeroFire in California, and the #PioneerFire in Washington. To date this #FireYear2024, 18,849 wildfires have burned 2,099,498 acres nationwide. This is fewer total fires, but more total acres than the 10-year averages. More NFN: 📸Photo 1 of the Post Fire, from U.S. Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest. Photo 2 from InciWeb of the Pioneer Fire in Washington.
In May, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire and other federal and state wildland fire personnel conducted what may have been the largest #rxfire in Montana history. Planning something like this begins years in advance, great ... work to all! Read more below ⬇️
#NationalFireNews: June 17, 2024. 12 new large incidents were reported over the weekend, and a total of 17 large, uncontained fires are currently being managed under full suppression strategies, while 8 are being managed with ... strategies other than full suppression. Much of the new fire activity is in California, including the #PostFire, which is currently exhibiting extreme fire behavior, prompting evacuations and closures. A complex incident management team is assigned. To date this #FireYear2024, 18,594 wildfires have burned 2,085,164 acres nationwide. This is fewer total fires, but more total acres than the 10-year averages. More NFN ➡ 📸Photo 1 courtesy of InciWeb on the Post Fire. Photo 2 by Flemming Bertelsen, USFS - Post Fire. Photo 3 courtesy of Interlaken Fire Information.
BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management is hiring their next National Wildland Fire Fleet and Facilities Manager to work here at NIFC. Find more information below! #FireJob #ItTakesAllOfUs Apply here ➡ ...
To our wildland firefighters, support personnel, and fathers of those – Happy Father's Day! We recognize that many in wildland firefighting may spend this day away from their families on an assignment, we thank you for the ... sacrifices you make to protect our landscapes and communities. #FathersDay2024 📸 Photos by Andrea Good, Rebecca Paterson and Jennifer Myslivy.
Today feels like a great day to participate in the #Fireline5K from wherever you are! Shoutout to the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District for completing their 5k while hiking in for a burn operation in Three Points, AZ. Big kudos to Sage ... and her dog Hug, and Logan and Katie for crushing their 5k's too! Want to show your support to wildland firefighters? You have until #NationalWildlandFirefighterDay on July 2 to complete your 5K route! More information on how to participate in the virtual Fireline 5K here ➡ #NationalWildlandFirefighterDay #NWFFD 📸 Photos by E. Weaver, S. Huggins, L&K. Blankenship.

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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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