The National Interagency Coordination Center sent additional resources to Canada in response to a request from the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre. There are approximately 225 federal firefighting resources and support personnel assigned to wildfires in Canada.
The Biden-Harris Administration announced the award of a contract funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) as part of an ongoing effort to improve wildland fire management. It will allow the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to modernize our interagency training systems.
NIFC is coordinating firefighting support to Canada by mobilizing wildland fire resources from several federal agencies. The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group, is working with wildland fire agencies to fill requests to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in Alberta.
The USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and other federal wildland fire agencies will conduct annual training for Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) personnel at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station in Port Hueneme, California.
The USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and other federal wildland fire agencies will conduct annual training for MAFFS personnel at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station, hosted by the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing.
The USDA Forest Service is activating two Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with MAFFS to assist with increased fire activity in several western states. The aircraft will join the wildland fire agencies fighting wildfires across the West.
Wildland firefighting is difficult, physically arduous work, often largely undertaken out of the public eye. Every year, thousands of federal, state, local, Tribal, military and contract firefighters and support personnel respond to wildland fires across the U.S.
Humans cause an average of 80% of all wildland fires on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands. Wildfires threaten people, homes and precious natural resources. Firefighters risk their lives to protect our communities and suppress these preventable incidents.
The USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, other federal wildland fire agencies and CAL FIRE will conduct annual training for Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) personnel in and around Boise, April 25-29. This national training will take place at Gowen Field in Boise.
The Andrus Center for Public Policy at Boise State University will be hosting the 2022 Inaugural John Freemuth Student Congress October 3-6, 2022, in Boise, Idaho, and is seeking student applicants. This year’s congress will focus on wildland fire management to explore critical issues.