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U.S. Forest Service 2018 Fire Communications Webinar

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Webinar Slides

To access the digitized audio replay, available through 11/9/18, call (800) 475-6701 and use access code 444208

Trailblazing in the Age of Intelligent Communication Webinar

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with Salesforce that makes it easy for USDA Forest Service public affairs staff, public information officers, and other staff who wish to enhance their capability to use email and social media to communicate about wildfires and other agency programs, activities, and events to do so.

Webinar Slides

Webinar Recording

2018 Incident Communications Toolkit

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Communication Materials

NIFC Urges News Media to Follow FAA Policy & Recommended Best Practices When Seeking to Fly Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Near Wildfires to Ensure Safe, Efficient and Successdul Operations

U.S. Forest Service Chief's Letter on Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Washington Office Fire and Aviation Management UAS Direction and Additional Guidance

Protocols to Respond to News Media and Video and Film Company Requests to Fly UAS on NFS Lands

News Release Template to Urge Public Not to Fly UAS Near Wildfires

Talking Points for News Conferences, Interviews, Public Meetings, and Other Events

Suggested UAS Social Media Posts

“If You Fly, We Can’t” Flyers, Posters and Social Media Graphics

Tread Lightly, Respected Access is Open Access, Don't Fan the Flames

“If You Fly, We Can’t” PSA

News Release Template to Urge Public to Contact FS Before Flying UAS on NFS Lands

News Release Template to Urge Public to Contact Land Managers/Owners Before Flying UAS

News Release Template to Urge Public Visiting NFS Lands to Leave UAS at Home to Enable FS to Safely Perform
Natural Resource Management Mission

News Release Template to Urge Public Visiting Other Lands to Leave UAS at Home to Enable FS to Safely Perform
Natural Resource Management Mission

Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems Communications Toolkit

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4: Firefighting

Introduction to Emergency Support Function #4:
Firefighting Student Manual