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

Thank you for tuning in during this busy month as we highlight many themes for May, for instance #WildfirePreparednessWeek, #nationalfallenfirefightersweekend, #NationalPoliceWeek, #EMSWeek, #MothersDay and ... #WildfireAwarenessMonth! The Bureau of Land Management Fire program hopes that we were able to provide a little more insight into our programs/employees as well as some #WildfirePrevention tips. #NotYourOrdinaryJob #VetsInFire #WeAreBLMFire #FireYear2023 Photos from the BLM Fire program employees!
Are you in Boise for the weekend and want to learn about NFPA’s Wildfire and Firewise USA Programs landscaping? The Idaho Firewise demonstration garden is having an open house on Saturday, June 3 next to the ... #oldidahopenitentiary. #ReadyForWildfire
Burns Interagency Fire Zone, thank you for the great reminder on Red Flag Warnings (RFWs)! There is specific information that pertains to the Burns area but some good general information on what is a RFW and who issues them. ... Visit the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) for more information about RFWs - https://www.weather.gov/safety/wildfire-ww #WildfireWeatherAWARE
The Bureau of Land Management Fire program continues to send #FirefightingResources, support personnel and supplies to help with the #wildfires in Canada. This week, the Bureau of Land Management - Idaho Snake River Interagency ... Hotshot Crew and Bureau of Land Management - Arizona Aravapia Veterans Interagency Hotshot Crew will be traveling to Edmonton, Alberta for their initial briefing. In total, there will be 100 BLM personnel engaged in fire suppression and support responsibilities by the end of the week. #NotYourOrdinaryJob #FireYear2023 #VetsInFire #Veterans Photo of a morning briefing on the #LongLakeFire with US Incident Management Team (Southern Region team), US, Australian and Canadian resources. Rainbow Lake, Alberta from Bart Kicklighter, Bureau of Land Management - Eastern States.
Thank you, Maverik Adventure's First Stop for this great partnership to help spread the #WildfirePrevention message! #SparkSafetyNotWildfires #RecreateResponsibly
Are you leaving the great camping area you have enjoyed this #MemorialWeekend? Here are a few #fireprevention and Leave No Trace tips to consider before departing for home: • Is your campfire completely extinguished? Dead out! ... • Are the safety chains on your trailer securely fastened? • Are you packing out what you packed it? Remember to #SparkSafety, not a #wildfire! Video from Bureau of Land Management and Maverik Adventure's First Stop.
On #MemorialDay, the Bureau of Land Management Fire program honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country and their families. Thank you to the brave men and women - #WeRemember! #Respect
#KnowBeforeYouGo because BLM Oregon & Washington has implemented fire restrictions. For detailed information concerning these restrictions, please visit http://ow.ly/aFrB50OuZ3G. #RecreateReponsibly #WildfireAwarenessMonth