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Program Brief - Wilderness Character and Fire

Questions and Answers Related to Management Evaluation Reports (MER), Boards of Review (BOR), and Serious Accident Investigations

Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the National Park Service (NPS)

On June 19, 2014, National Park Service Director Jonathon B. Jarvis signed Policy Memorandum 14-05, Unmanned Aircraft - Interim Policy. Its purpose was "to ensure that the use of unmanned aircraft is addressed in a consistent manner by the NPS before a significant level of such use occurs within the National Park System." - Read Policy Memorandum 14-05 - Unmanned Aircraft - Interim Policy

There is the possibility for the official use of a UAS on wildfires in the national parks (the fire may or may not be NPS jurisdiction). Circumstances will dictate who should be notified. If this is situation occurs, please contact the appropriate Regional or National Aviation Manager; contact information can be found in the Interagency Aviation Technical Assistance Directory.

NPS Wildland Fire Key Messages

NPS Wildland Fire Key Messages Tip Card
(created for double-sided printing)

Wildland Fire Management Communication Plan

PIO Incident Organizer (Word or PDF)

PIO Incident Organizer Printing Suggestions

Memorandum -Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy

Ready, Set, Go!

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Info Sheet

Cohesive Strategy Key Messages

Cohesive Strategy Questions and Answers