Agency-specific Information

Each agency provides important information to PIOs working on incidents. If you have specific questions, please reach out to the agency contacts at NIFC.

NPS Division of Fire and Aviation Websites:

Social Media:

Uncrewed Aircraft Systems and the National Park Service (NPS)

On June 19, 2014, National Park Service Director Jonathon B. Jarvis signed Policy Memorandum 14-05, Unmanned Aircraft Interim Policy. Its purpose was "to ensure that the use of unmanned aircraft is addressed in a consistent manner by the NPS before a significant level of such use occurs within the National Park System." Read Policy Memorandum 14-05 Unmanned Aircraft Interim Policy.

There is the possibility for the official use of a UAS on wildfires in the national parks (the fire may or may not be NPS jurisdiction). Circumstances will dictate who should be notified. If this is situation occurs, please contact the appropriate Regional or National Aviation Manager; contact information can be found in the Interagency Aviation Technical Assistance Directory.

2021 Fire Communications Tools


Smoke Management

Firefighter Photography, Videography and Use of Social Media 

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Communication Materials

Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems Communications Toolkit

Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4: Firefighting