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

Human-caused wildfires have been a problem for a very long time. Americans began to fear wildfires when incendiary shells exploded in forests along the Pacific Coast during World War II. Thank you for following as we await Smokey ... Bear’s upcoming birthday! #HappyBirthdaySmokey #WildfirePrevention #OnlyYou Image courtesy of smokeybear.com
Be #WildfireWeatherAWARE - Red Flag Warning and Fire Weather Watch! Do you know the difference between a Red Flag Warning and a Fire Weather Watch? Red Flag Warning: Take Action. Be extremely careful with open flames. The U.S. ... National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Red Flag Warning, in conjunction with land management agencies, to alert land managers to an ongoing or imminent critical fire weather pattern. NWS issues a Red Flag Warning when fire conditions are ongoing or expected to occur shortly. Fire Weather Watch: Be Prepared. A Watch alerts land managers and the public that upcoming weather conditions could result in extensive wildland fire occurrence or extreme fire behavior. A watch means critical fire weather conditions are possible but not imminent or occurring. #FireYear2021 US National Weather Service Reno Nevada – What is a Red Flag Warning video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6Woc5it_HI
Have your heard the word "Home Hardening"? The #LivingWithFire program will be hosting a live Q and A session about home hardening or retrofitting your home to help withstand a wildfire. - Thursday, August 12 at 11:30 ... #DefensibleSpace #BeEmberAware
For the month of August, BLM Fire will be spotlighting two different series. The first half of the month, we will be looking at the different weather patterns, conditions, and the specific duties of an incident meteorologists. The ... intent is to gain a better understanding about the environmental conditions that #FirefightingResources face. The second half of the month, we will be highlighting various Bureau of Land Management air tanker bases and providing a look behind the scenes during #FireYear2021. #ReadyforWildfire #WildfireWeatherAWARE Photo from the Boise Tanker Base by Joe Scholz, U.S. Forest Service Graphic from Bureau of Land Management - California
A very powerful video from Utah Fire Info and Bureau of Land Management - Utah on the devastating consequences of starting a wildfire from the teens that started the #TurkeyFarmRoadFire last summer. #WildfirePrevention
As we move closer to Smokey Bear's birthday, we remember the original #WildfirePrevention message, "Care Will Prevent 9 out of 10 Forest Fires." In 1947, the message changed to "Remember... #OnlyYOU Can Prevent Forest Fires." In ... 2001, it was updated to "Only You Can Prevent Wildfires." This updated saying stuck as it clarifies the prevention of unwanted and unplanned fires rather than prescribed fires. #HappyBirthdaySmokey Image courtesy of smokeybear.com
Looking for something to pass the time and learn about #CampfireSafety? On #NationalColoringBookDay, Smokey Bear would love for you to enjoy his age-old coloring book and learn about #WildfirePrevention! #FireYear2021 Also, visit ... the U.S. Forest Service 'Color the Outdoors' webpage for more pages to color -- > https://www.fs.usda.gov/learn/coloring-pages
#NationalFireNews: The Predictive Services staff at the National Interagency Coordination Center released the National Significant #WildlandFireOutlook for August through November. Above normal significant fire potential is ... forecast to continue through September for much of the Northwest, Northern Rockies, and northern portions of the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain. #FireYear2021 #ReadyforWildfire Learn more about the current outlooks -- > https://www.predictiveservices.nifc.gov/outlooks/outlooks.htm