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 and Suppression Resources infographic. You can also listen to our Wildfire Matters podcasts

Fire Restrictions

Check out the fire restrictions across the BLM. It's important to #KnowBeforeYouGo and #RecreateResponsibly while enjoying your public lands. 

BLM Fire Facebook

#ThisDayInHistory reminder from NWCG for the #firefighters lost in the #DudeFire. #NeverForgotten #6MFS
Today we pause in honor of Brett M. Stearns, who died in the line of duty on this day in 2009. Brett was born June 30‚ 1979 in Craig‚ Colorado and wanted to be a firefighter from an early age. The challenge of the job drew ... Brett to wildland firefighting, and he began as a seasonal employee right out of high school and worked his way up to engine captain with the BLM. Brett was a great example and leader to his crew and the rest of his Bureau of Land Management - Colorado coworkers. #NeverForgotten Read more --> https://www.firehero.org/fallen-firefighter/brett-m-stearns/ Photo courtesy of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
Thank you Recreation.gov. for this great reminder! Please take an extra minute before leaving your campsite to ensure your campfire is dead out. #RecreateResponsibly
#LightningSafetyAwarenessWeek #LightningSafetyTip 6: Lightning is one of the factors #FirefightingResources must watch out for during thunderstorms. These storms can also cause erratic weather conditions that lead to extreme fire ... behavior. Winds can suddenly speed up or change directions and temperatures can drop sharply. Wildland firefighters must stay informed on fire weather conditions and forecasts. #FireYear2022 Photo by BLM.
Whether you planning to have your #GreatAmericanCampout from a tent or RV please be mindful of your surroundings. One simple spark can ignite a wildfire and ruin your adventure. #RecreateResponsibly to ensure a fun and safe ... experience for everyone. As your leave your campout, please remember to drown, stir and feel for heat before leaving a campfire. Smokey Bear reminds us that #OnlyYou can help with #WildfirePrevention! #RecreateResponsibly
Great job BLM Idaho Fire for educating the future generation on #WildfirePrevention! #WeAreBLMFire
#LightningSafetyAwarenessWeek #LightningSafetyTip 5: When deciding on a safe area to wait out a thunderstorm, #FirefightingResources should avoid grouping together. It’s best to keep at least 15 feet between each person if ... possible. #FireYear2022 Photo from BLM.
#FireTipFriday – Smokey Bear's instruction are pretty simple when extinguishing a campfire – drown, stir, and feel but are they the same for charcoal grills? Watch this video by the U.S. Forest Service, Ad Council, and ... National Association of State Foresters on “How to Dispose Charcoal Safely”. #RecreateResponsibly