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.

Check out our most recent video about our helitack crews! Learn more by downloading this BLM Fire brochure and suppression resources infographic. You can also listen to our Wildfire Matters podcasts

We are BLM Fire: Helitack Crews

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

Are the northern Rockies calling your name for a #FireJob? Look no further then Bureau of Land Management - Montana/Dakotas! The Montana/Dakotas BLM Fire and Aviation Management Program has 17 wildland fire engines, two tactical ... water tenders, two Type 3 helicopters with helitack modules, two single engine air tanker (SEAT) bases typically with two to four SEATs available, one large air tanker base, a Type 2 Interagency Fire Cache, and one Type 2 initial attack (IA) hand crew. In addition, there are three Interagency Dispatch Centers where the Bureau of Land Management takes the lead in central and eastern Montana. We augment our firefighting capacity with firefighting resources from other states as needed, as well as sharing resources with other states when needed. To learn more about the BLM Montana/Dakotas Fire program, visit: https://www.blm.gov/programs/public-safety-and-fire/fire-and-aviation/regional-information/montana-dakotas #WeAreBLMFire #NotYourOrdinaryJob in #FireYear2024 Video by Sheri Ascherfeld, BLM Fire.
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#KnowBeforeYouFly! Even a tiny drone can cause a serious or fatal accident if it collides with firefighting aircraft. Remember, wildfires are a #NoDroneZone. #FireYear2023
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There are many reasons to apply for a #FireJob with the federal government, especially the Bureau of Land Management Fire program! • Create life-long friendships! • Career development & endless opportunities. • Mentorship ... programs (BLM Oregon & Washington Fire's Transformational Leadership Program) • Travel – seeing some amazing places. But more importantly, there are the benefits of a federal career in wildland fire. Our one-pager helps with a snapshot of these benefits. For more detailed information, please visit: https://www.nifc.gov/careers/blm-fire-job #NotYourOrdinaryJob in #FireYear2024 #WeAreBLMFire
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September 23rd is #NationalHuntingandFishingDay! #YourPublicLands offers abundant opportunities to enjoy this day and celebrate being outdoors. Do you know someone who may be new to hunting and fishing? Be their #GuidetoOutside ... and take the pledge - > https://nhfday.org/pledge/ to teach the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts. Also, remember to add in some #WildfirePrevention tips along the way. #RecreateResponsibly
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#ICYMI - The Idaho Fish and Game (IDFG) has closed areas along the Snake River due to a recent detection of invasive larval quagga mussels. Please #RecreateResponsibly and read all information from IDFG.
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It's NEEF - National Public Lands Day - NPLD! #NPLD is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for #publiclands. This year, we are celebrating the 30th annual NPLD and a chance to participate in an in-person or virtual ... event. Check out some of the Bureau of Land Management events: https://neefusa.org/npld-event-search Remember, while you are out either enjoying or volunteering on public lands, please #RecreateResponsibly and have #FireSense. #ChampionsofPublicLands #NPLD Graphic from National Public Lands Day
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There are many #FireJob opportunities working for Bureau of Land Management - Idaho! Engines, hand crews/hotshot crews, helitack, fuels management, fire mitigation & investigation, dispatch, warehouse, incident business, heavy ... equipment operators, and the list goes on…… To learn more about working for the BLM Idaho Fire program, visit - https://www.blm.gov/programs/fire-and-aviation/regional-info/idaho #WeAreBLMFire #NotYourOrdinaryJob in #FireYear2024 Video by Sheri Ascherfeld, BLM Fire.
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The Bureau of Land Management Fire program is looking to hire a Security Guard (Access Control) to work at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, ID. A few of the duties include evaluating security procedures and ... recommending changes, independently resolving a wide range of security issues and incidents using judgment based on circumstances and providing leadership and mentoring security guards. Don’t hesitate to join the #WeAreBLMFire program and apply on USAJOBS before the closing date of October 5 - https://www.usajobs.gov/job/750777600 #NotYourOrdinaryJob #VetsinFire
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