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 bureau’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

This week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. #FirefightingResources can encounter thunderstorms and lightning as they work to put out wildfires across the country. These storms can cause erratic weather conditions that lead to ... extreme fire behavior. Winds can suddenly speed up or change directions and temperatures can drop sharply, which is why firefighters must stay informed on fire weather conditions and forecasts. When firefighters see a thunderstorm approaching or hear thunder, they should move to a safe, open area with smaller trees and shrubs, drop their tools and sit on a fire pack. 📸An engine crew works on the 2022 Salmon Butte Fire near Rogerson, Idaho as lightning strikes in the background, by Presley Lyman, BLM #LightningSafetyAwarenessWeek #NotYourOrdinaryJob
There are still several Bureau of Land Management #FireJob listings available on USAJOBS! Many are supervisory positions, so if you're looking for the next step up, here's your chance. Most are closing Monday, 6/24 - apply today! ... Visit the BLM Fire Jobs Portal 👉 https://www.nifc.gov/careers/blm-fire-job 📸Member of the Folsom Veterans Crew by Matt Irving, BLM Fire
Shoutout to Bureau of Land Management - Nevada employees Christina Phillips, Steve Levitt (orange shirt), and Jacob Chadwick (green shirt) who ran the The Reno-Tahoe Odyssey Relay, a 178 mile relay loop from Reno to Lake Tahoe and ... back, as part of the virtual Fireline 5K! If you're not too keen on 178 miles, no worries, you can still run, walk, jog, or hike any 3.1 mile route to participate! The extra 174.9 miles is not required 😉 Grab the Fireline 5K graphics for your photos here 👉https://www.nifc.gov/nwffd We want to share your photos! Submit them to us here 👉https://www.nifc.gov/about-us/submit-media-form #Fireline5K #NWFFD #WeAreBLMFire
Here’s a look at the teamwork that goes into fighting wildfires efficiently! Thanks to all of our partners for coming together. #ItTakesAllOfUs #WeAreBLMFire
Last week, Bureau of Land Management - Utah transferred an engine to the Holden Fire Department through the Rural Fire Readiness program. With the help of an extra engine, they're better equipped to respond to fires! ... #WildfireReady #ItTakesAllOfUs
The Joint Fire Science Program just announced that nearly $11 million has been awarded for wildland fire science research in its latest Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)! Read more about JFSP and the funding opportunity in ... their original post 👇 #WildfireReady #ItTakesAllOfUs
The Great Basin Cache at the National Interagency Fire Center is looking for the next Assistant Cache Manager! GBK is the largest of the 16 fire caches in the U.S. and is responsible for distributing supplies to wildfire ... incidents. This position coordinates the cache's activities, maintains quality standards, and ensures timely response to emergency situations. 🗺Boise, ID 📝Apply here by 6/26: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/795614100 📷BLM Fire
Happy #Juneteenth! To honor the historic Juneteenth National Independence Day celebration and Federal holiday, the Bureau of Land Management has announced June 19 as a fee-free day. Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery in the ... United States and has since become a day of commemoration and celebration of African American heritage and freedom. We hope you can get out there to #RecreateResponsibly and enjoy your public lands on this special day. 📸Photo of Chelan Complex Fire, McFarland Creek; Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, WA, by BLM Fire