News Releases

News Releases

A group of approximately 200 active-duty Soldiers who have been assisting with fighting the Dixie Fire in northern California, were released on September 30. The Soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, WA, worked tirelessly on the Dixie Fire, assisting with various fireline operational duties.
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho has mobilized two wildland firefighting hand crews from Quebec, Canada to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in California.
The Bureau of Land Management is transforming its wildland firefighting workforce due to longer, more intense fire years and the need to actively manage and reduce fuels across a vast, more-flammable landscape caused by invasive plant establishment.
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) requested a Department of Defense (DoD) activation of approximately 200 active-duty U.S. Army Soldiers to assist with wildfire suppression efforts. The National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC) at NIFC requested the personnel, along with command and support staff, from the DoD.
The USDA Forest Service has activated two additional military C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS), bringing the total number of MAFFS-equipped aircraft to eight that are battling western wildfires.
A Boeing 737 airtanker from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service in Australia arrived at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho over the weekend. The firefighting aircraft is being made available to fight fires in the U.S. through an agreement between the USDA Forest Service and Australia.
The USDA Forest Service has activated an additional military C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) to join two others battling western wildfires. The aircraft is from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing.
The USDA Forest Service has activated two military C-130 aircraft equipped with MAFFS to assist with increased fire activity in several western states. The aircraft, from the California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing and the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing, will join the USDA Forest Service and other wildland fire agencies fighting wildfires across the West.
Every year, human-caused wildfires account for more than 80 percent of all wildfires in the United States. Though some fires are caused by accidents, many of them can be prevented. The Recreate Responsibly Coalition, in partnership with NIFC, is sharing guidelines to help you recreate responsibly and avoid starting a wildfire.
Members of the Air Force Reserve’s 302nd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing and other firefighting agencies will begin a week of aerial wildland firefighting training on Monday.
The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing and the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing will join the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and other firefighting agencies for aerial wildland firefighting training May 3-7 at the San Bernardino Airtanker Base.

Boise, Idaho – The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is mobilizing three wildland firefighting hand crews from Quebec, Canada to assist with wildfire suppression efforts in California.

Boise, Idaho – The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho, requested and the Department of Defense (DoD) approved, a mobilization of approximately 200 active duty U.S. Army soldiers to assist with wildfire suppression efforts.

Boise, Idaho, July 22, 2020 – The USDA Forest Service has activated two military C-130 aircraft equipped with Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems (MAFFS) to assist with increased fire activity in several western states.

Sacramento, Calif., – The California Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing and the Nevada National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing will join the USDA Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management and other agencies for aerial wildland firefighting training June 15-19 at CAL FIRE’s McClellan Reload Base. 
Boise, Idaho — In close coordination with state and local partners, federal wildland fire agencies have developed Wildland Fire Response Plans (WFRP) to help protect firefighters and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.