Bureau of Land Management

The BLM, a leader in wildland fire management, conducts a broad range of actions to protect the public, natural landscapes, wildlife habitat, recreational areas, and other values and resources. The agency’s national fire and aviation program, BLM Fire, which focuses on public safety as its top priority, consists of fire suppression, preparedness, predictive services, vegetative fuels management, community assistance and protection, and fire prevention through education. To meet its wildland fire-related challenges, the BLM fields highly trained professional firefighters and managers who are committed to managing fire in the most effective and efficient manner. 

As the largest and most complex fire program within the Department of the Interior, BLM Fire is directly responsible for fire management on more than 245 million acres. This land is commonly intermixed with other federal, state, and local jurisdictions, making partnerships and collaborative efforts crucial to the mission of safety and fire management. Overall, BLM Fire implements fire protection on approximately 650 million acres of public land with other fire management agencies. 

BLM Fire, located at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, manages program budget at a national scale, sets policy and program standards, and works closely with the DOI’s Office of Wildland Fire, DOI sister agencies, the USDA Forest Service, state and other organizations.

Learn more by downloading this BLM Fire brochure!

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BLM employees can use this form to send comments and requests for changes to the 2022 Standards for Fire and Aviation Operations to the BLM Fire staff. 

BLM Fire Facebook

As we continue to highlight the fuels management program and the various treatments used on Bureau of Land Management lands, the next treatment type is chemical (herbicides). The BLM utilizes approved herbicides to treat targeted ... areas on #PublicLands to either control or eliminate a plant (broad-leaved) or insect species. These approved herbicides are applied by spraying or broadcast spreading. During #FireYear2021, chemical treatments were 41% of the BLM acres and 360,099 acres were accomplished. #NotYourOrdinaryJob #WeAreBLMFire
Looking for a #CareerInFire? The Bureau of Land Management - California and BLM Oregon & Washington Fire programs are each looking to fill a Logistics Management Specialist (Dispatch Center Manager), GS-0346-11 in Bishop, CA and ... Vale, OR. Visit USAJOBS -->https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633420200 to apply today. The announcement closes on February 11, 2022. Check out the Bureau of Land Management Fire Job Dashboard --> bit.ly/3dQMQlf #NotYourOrdinaryJob in #FireYear2022! #WeAreBLMFire Photo by Jennifer Myslivy, BLM.
Looking for a #CareerInFire? The Bureau of Land Management - Idaho and Bureau of Land Management - Utah are each looking to fill a State Fuels Program Manager, GS-0401-12. Visit USAJOBS -->https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633844800 to ... apply today. The announcement closes on February 7, 2022. Check out the Bureau of Land Management Fire Job Dashboard --> bit.ly/3dQMQlf #NotYourOrdinaryJob in #FireYear2022! #WeAreBLMFire Photo by Rachel Wootton, BLM Utah Public Affairs Specialist
Looking for a #FireJob? Check out the Bureau of Land Management Fire Job dashboard and apply --> https://bit.ly/3m7GQJv. The dashboard is updated on a regular basis when new opportunities are posted on USAJOBS. Join the ... #WeAreBLMFire team during #FireYear2022! #NotYourOrdinaryJob #FireCareer
The Bureau of Land Management Fire program responds to wildland fires throughout the country, along with state, federal and local partners. During #FireYear2021, the BLM responded to more than 2,300 wildfires, with a 95% ... suppression success rate. This means that, though thousands of wildfires ignited in 2021, BLM was able to suppress 95% of them before they became large, problematic incidents. These successes are attributed to BLM’s highly trained wildland fire personnel and strategic resource prepositioning. Every year, BLM invests in its wildland #FirefightingResources to ensure highly trained and safe wildland firefighters who can suppress wildfires quickly. The Bureau also uses current fuels and weather data to strategically move its wildland fire suppression resources in anticipation of fire activity. For example, if vegetation is dry and thunderstorms are expected in northern Nevada, the BLM will mobilize wildland fire resources to the area in advance of potential wildfire ignitions. This allows the BLM to tactically move engines, helicopters, hand crews, smokejumpers, air tankers, dozers, and other resources in order to respond quickly to new wildfire ignitions and thus, control wildfires quickly and ensure a 95% suppression success rate. #NotYourOrdinaryJob #WeAreBLMFire Photos from BLM.
A handful of #FireJob opportunities (engines and hotshots crews) were posted on USAJOBS, those announcements close TOMORROW. Please don’t wait until the last minute to submit your application! #NotYourOrdinaryJob in ... #FireYear2022 #WeAreBLMFire
Looking for a #FireJob? Multiple Bureau of Land Management Fire programs are looking to fill Wildland Fire Operations Technician, GS-0462-08/09 positions located in Bureau of Land Management - California, Bureau of Land Management ... - Idaho, and BLM Oregon & Washington. Visit USAJOBS --> https://www.usajobs.gov/job/633127900 to apply today. The announcement closes on February 8, 2022. Check out the NEW Bureau of Land Management Fire Job Dashboard --> bit.ly/3dQMQlf #NotYourOrdinaryJob in #FireYear2022! #WeAreBLMFire Photo from BLM Oregon.
This ‘View from Work’ was taken while supporting wildland fire efforts by a Bureau of Land Management - Wyoming engine. Photo taken by Daniel Thrash during #FireYear2021. #NotYourOrdinaryJob #WeAreBLMFire