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!

Do you have suggestions for the 2022 Red Book?

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

Looking for a #FireJob? The Bureau of Land Management fire program is filling multiple positions for Wildland Firefighter (Forestry Technician) - Helitack in Bureau of Land Management - Arizona, Bureau of Land Management - ... California, Bureau of Land Management - Colorado, Bureau of Land Management - Idaho, Bureau of Land Management - Montana/Dakotas, Bureau of Land Management - Nevada, BLM Oregon & Washington, Bureau of Land Management - Utah, and Bureau of Land Management - Wyoming. Visit USAJOBS at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/618400600#. Announcement closes November 16. How to apply --> https://bit.ly/3loSfSo #NotYourOrdinaryJob #IAmBLMFire Photo of the BLM Salt Lake Helitack from BLM Utah.
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Views from the Bonneville Interagency Hotshot Crew! "We fought fire in seven states, drove many thousands of miles, and hiked way less than that. I couldn’t be any more proud of these folks and extremely grateful for the ... experiences that brought us together." --Crew member and photographer Galen Diemer, BLM. The Bureau of Land Management - Utah Fire program is a complex organization responsible for fire suppression, treatment of hazardous fuels, fire prevention and investigation, and fire rehabilitation on 15 million acres of #PublicLands in Utah. On average, firefighters respond to 550 wildfires that burn approximately 148,000 acres per year. Working in a variety of firefighting and support positions, BLM Utah annually employs many seasonal and permanent personnel. There are 31 engines located throughout the state and two helicopters with firefighting crews. The Bonneville Hotshots, are based in Salt Lake City. BLM Utah also hosts one permanent airtanker base in Cedar City and several Single Engine Air Tanker, or SEAT, bases during high fire activity. #ReadyforWildfire #FirefightingResources #FireJob #NotYourOrdinaryJob #FireYear2021
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Views from the Bonneville Interagency Hotshot Crew! "We fought fire in seven states, drove many thousands of miles, and hiked way less than that. I couldn’t be any more proud of these folks and extremely grateful for the ... experiences that brought us together." --Crew member and photographer Galen Diemer, BLM. The Bureau of Land Management - Utah Fire program is a complex organization responsible for fire suppression, treatment of hazardous fuels, fire prevention and investigation, and fire rehabilitation on 15 million acres of #PublicLands in Utah. On average, firefighters respond to 550 wildfires that burn approximately 148,000 acres per year. Working in a variety of firefighting and support positions, BLM Utah annually employs many seasonal and permanent personnel. There are 31 engines located throughout the state and two helicopters with firefighting crews. The Bonneville Hotshots, are based in Salt Lake City. BLM Utah also hosts one permanent airtanker base in Cedar City and several Single Engine Air Tanker, or SEAT, bases during high fire activity. #ReadyforWildfire #FirefightingResources #FireJob #NotYourOrdinaryJob #FireYear2021
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Looking for a #FireJob? The Bureau of Land Management - Montana/Dakotas fire program is filling a Forestry Technician (Prescribed Fire & Fuels Technician) GS-0462-08/09 in Billings, MT. Visit USAJOBS at ... https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/618216900. Announcement closes November 4. How to apply --> https://bit.ly/3loSfSo #NotYourOrdinaryJob #IAmBLMFire Photo of the Kendall Coulee Prescribed Burn April 2020 from BLM MT Flickr
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With the recent rainfall, please be aware of your surroundings when enjoying #PublicLands. The perfect campsite was found but do a quick survey of the area by looking at the streams for signs of flooding and look up to see if ... limbs from trees have broken free from the wind and could be danger. #RecreateResponsibly Leave No Trace
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Looking for a federal wildland #FireJob? The U.S. Office of Personnel Management is hosting an online training about ‘Navigating USAJOBS' on Thursday, November 4 at 1:00 PM MDT. The training is free and provides insight into the ... main online federal jobs portal, USAJOBS.gov. You’ll learn how to search for federal jobs, maximize your search results, apply for federal jobs, and manage your USAJOBS account. Take a moment to register for this informative training --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/navigating-usajobs-tickets-181331436207?aff=erelpanelorg #NotYourOrdinaryJob
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Our partners at the U.S. Forest Service and Smokey Bear want to remind folks to never leave your campfire/warming fire until it is dead out. A few easy steps – Drown, stir, feel, repeat until cold. Remember #OnlyYou can help ... #PreventWildifres! #RecreateResponsibly Graphic from USFS
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Should I apply to be a wildland firefighter for the Bureau of Land Management? The answer is YES. There are many #FireJob opportunities with BLM Fire that provide a diverse look at a career in wildland fire. Not only will you be ... fighting fire on #PublicLands but you will have the opportunity to enjoy them during your off time. This BLM Fire recruitment video provides a snapshot of what you can expect when you accept that job offer. #NotYourOrdinaryJob #IAmBLMFire Video by Matt Irving, BLM Contractor
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