Coordination and cooperation in wildland fire management.

Current National Statistics
2 Total
New Large Fires
38 Incidents
Total Large Fires
395,936 Acres
Burned in Large Fires
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#FireHireTips: By now, you should be well versed with the USAJOBS webpage. Now it’s time to create an account and login. The next How-to video will walk you through the two options to login and create a profile. As you create ... your profile, make sure you provide all the requested information and always select “save” after each section is complete. You’re one step closer to applying for that wildland #FireJob for #FireYear2024!
#NationalFireNews: Thirty-eight large wildfires have burned 388,787 acres in 10 states. To date, 43,831 wildfires have burned 2,386,207 acres. This continues to be below the 10-year averages for wildfires and acres burned. About ... 5,500 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents nationwide. Here are the latest numbers of year-to-date wildfires and acres burned in #FireYear2023, including the top 5 states for human-caused wildfires: 39,054 fires have been human-caused so far this year. #RecreateResponsibly this fall and always have #FireSense while enjoying #publiclands.
#FireJob alert with the BIA Forestry and Wildland Fire Management for a Fire Ecologist working in Boise, ID. #NotYourOrdinaryJob
Over the next week, we will be highlighting different wildland fire agencies and what each agency has to offer for potential career opportunities. Today, we start off with the Bureau of Land Management Fire program. The BLM Fire ... program is a diverse, professional organization dedicated to providing national direction, leadership, policy, standards, and operational oversight. BLM Fire works with state and field offices to ensure a safe, cost-effective, and efficient fire and aviation management program in support of the BLM mission. The BLM is responsible for fire management on 245 million acres of public land across the United States. The agency’s fire management staff provides wildland fire protection of natural resources, as well as using fire to improve the health of the land. The number one goal of the BLM Fire program is firefighter and public safety. The BLM Fire program is comprised of the following major components: • Aviation – Aircraft operation support for wildfire and resource management missions • Community Assistance – Mitigation/prevention, education, and outreach • Fire Planning – Utilization of science, management direction, and objectives into a variety of planning products that are used to conduct on the ground wildland fire operations. • Fuels Management – Protecting communities and natural resources while providing for local economic opportunities. • Honor Guard – Uniformed employees who display honor and appreciation for those who die in the line of duty. • Recruitment – Announcement of open jobs within BLM related to all aspects of firefighting. • Safety – Fire management plans and activities that reflect safety of public and staff. • Training – Critical training required to fight fire effectively and efficiently. • Wildland Fire Operations – Wildland fire suppression and preparedness. For more information, please visit the BLM Fire Jobs Portal - Join the #WeAreBLMFire program for #FireYear2024 -
Here is the first round of Bureau of Land Management new #WildlandFirefighter 0456 series vacancy announcements!
#FireHireTips: The introduction to USAJOBS has been made so what is the next step? Navigating the webpage and understanding the different areas that are critical to your search for a potential #FireJob. USAJOBS posts all federal ... job opportunities with a position description and how to apply instructions. With tools and resources, you can find the right federal job faster. To learn more about the different types of #wildlandfirefighter and support roles, visit the National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management wildland fire types of job webpage: #NotYourOrdinaryJob for #FireYear2024
#NationalFireNews: 42 large wildfires have burned 431,215 acres in 11 states. To date, 44,395 wildfires have burned 2,389,797 acres. This is below the 10-year average of 46,200 and 6,138,734 acres burned. About 6,550 wildland ... #FirefightingResources and support personnel are assigned to incidents nationwide. This includes 115 crews, 274 engines, 47 helicopters and 12 incident management teams. #FireYear2023 #LookoutFire, #BedrockFire, #PetesLakeFire, #HorseCreekFire, and #PotholeFire incident command post at sunrise on the U.S. Forest Service - Willamette National Forest. Photo by PHW2 public information officer Kale Casey.
#NationalFireNews: Due to moderating fire weather conditions and favorable extended weather forecast across multiple Geographic Areas has resulted in an increase in the availability of many resources. The National ... #PreparednessLevel decreased to PL 2 effective today, Sept. 26. #FireYear2023 #ChilcootFire, Umpqua NF in Oregon from #Inciweb. Fire behavior fits with weather like a hand into a glove. The temperature, moisture, and winds all make a difference in how quickly, or slowly, and how hot, or "cool," a fire burns. (Vegetation, of course, has a substantial role in fire behavior as well.) Many fires have what's called an "Incident Meteorologist" working daily with fire managers to monitor and anticipate weather conditions so that firefighters can plan and act accordingly. Photo taken September 19, 2023 by Sarah Bush of of Spencer Tangen, IMET.

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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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