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

#FollowUs to get more fire content in your feed and to stay in the know throughout #FireYear2023. Instagram: BLMFire Twitter: @BLMFire Photo by Jessie Huck, BLM #WeAreBLMFire #FireYear2023
Happy #PeriodicTableDay! Phosphorus is a very flammable element. In the past, it was used in firefighting devices called a fusee (pronounced fyoo-see). Once lit, it burned very hot (1,400° F or 760° C) and can easily ignite ... light fuels like grass and leaves. Fusees are lightweight and portable, so firefighters often carry them in their packs. Firefighters can use them during a #RxBurn or to do backfires, burning fuel between an active fire and unburned areas to slow the fire's advance. Firefighters can also use them to create an emergency safety zone. #FireScience
Catch us at the Boise State University Career Fair tomorrow, February 8th! We’ll help you picture yourself in a #FireCareer 🔥 🎓Talk to us about #FireJob opps. 🎓Ask us for resume tips. 🎓Learn where you can find our ... job listings on USAJOBS. Stop by the Student Union Building between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to say hi to us and the Bureau of Land Management - Idaho. 📷 Jamie Schnick #NotYourOrdinaryJob #WeAreBLMFire #FireJob #FireCareer
📢Deadline extended📢 Apply by 2/10/23 to be a fire management specialist based out of Grand Junction, Colorado: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/701227800 #NotYourOrdinaryJob #FireJob #FireYear2023 #WeAreBLMFire
Although it's winter here, it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere. #Chile currently has dozens of #wildfires burning, as seen in this satellite imagery from NOAA Satellite and Information Service. #FireYear2023
Today’s #WOTD is flexibility. Working in fire requires a lot of flexibility. One moment you can be helping with #wildfire suppression. The next, you could be taking care of injured #wildlife! Photo: An elk calf was rescued ... from a severely burned area during the #HermitsPeakFire and #CalfCanyonFire in New Mexico. Photo Credits: Nate Sinks/Lisa Bartley
Carefully stepping into #SundayNight like... Photo caption: Erik Berke, BLM