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The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager. National Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook The "National Significant Wildland Fire...
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Make sure you are prepared for those critical first two minutes of a fire. We sell every type of fire extinguisher, accessory and cabinet that you could ever need. We also offer annual, monthly, and quarterly service as required for Residential Units, Commercial, Industrial, and Healthcare Facilities. Effective fire fighting depends on good training and quality equipment. National Fire Fighter...
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The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) was established in 1976 through a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Interior. The memorandum defined the function and purpose of NWCG as follows: “To establish an operational group designed...
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WildfireX is the one-stop hub of wildland fire industry information and content that feeds a growing, diverse firefighter talent pool and creates the space for candidates, employers and vendors to form business relationships. WildfireX is a unique wildland fire interest-based digital community....
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Disclaimer: Information is provided with the intent to share knowledge to improve safety, performance, efficiency and organizational learning throughout the entire wildland fire community. No warranty or guarantee is implied because much of the data provided is beyond the control of the center....
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Wildland firefighters — our community — are our rugged firefighters of the mountains, forests, plains and wilderness areas of the West and of the pine barrens, deciduous forests, swamps, piney woods and prairies of the East, South and Midwest. While many are seasonal, a large number have permanent wildland firefighting jobs. Fire season peaks at differing times in different parts of the USA....
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Coaxsher is an elite manufacturer of wildland fire gear, wildland fire clothing, and search and rescue gear. We produce wildland fire clothing, wildland fire packs, search and rescue packs, gear bags, radio chest harnesses, and more! Xvent is king in the BetaX Wildland Fire Shirt. Airflow vents in each bicep area of the arms and two lower chest region vents allow for maximum torso airflow....
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Capt. Dan Digati, commander, Troop B, 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, "Strykehorse," 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division takes breathing advice from Ram Dhani Bajpai, yoga instructor, during a yoga session at Camp Bundela in Babina, India, Oct. 11. The instruction is part of a cultural exchange between the Indian Army and the U.S. Army. The Soldiers are in India in...
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IAWF News IAWF News – October Updates By Mikel Robinson Upcoming Conferences The International Association of Wildland Fire is presenting this workshop in partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and the Western, Southeast and Northeast Regional Strategy Committees. 2nd National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop: Making a Difference; Building Capacity,...
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We found Bob and the crew to be very professional and they fulfilled all job requirements well. Structures along the Charlotte Lake Chain and Crazy Bear Lake survived as a direct result of their work. In my capacity as Incident Commander I had daily contact with Bob and always found that to be a positive experience. Bob Swart was sent as a structure protection resource to the Kelowna Fire...
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The International Association of Wildland Fire is a non-profit, professional association representing members of the global wildland fire community. We are now accepting nominations for four IAWF Awards! We encourage you to gather your information to nominate some very deserving individuals for these prestigious awards! The recipient does not need to be an IAWF member to receive an award....
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We provide two training sessions during the year. One in January for our "Winter Academy" and the "Summer Academy" which is held the first week of June. A preliminary schedule will be posted for the Winter Academy will be available late summer and the schedule for the Summer Academy will be available mid-winter. This section of our web site will be updated with the current information for the...
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We’ve set up a relationship with a new resume writer who has experience developing federal resumes for wildland firefighters. Similar to Bethany, she comes from an operational background, too! By filling out the form below, you’ll be connected with this new company and she’ll be in touch to walk you through her process. If you decide to use her services, Bethany’s new nonprofit, The American...
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Local residents formed a bucket brigade to knock down a wildfire they found burning next to the Middle Tanana River near Nenana yesterday. Five residents, including a couple of men with past wildland firefighting experience, worked on the fire until an BLM Alaska Fire Service (BLM AFS) helicopter and Alaska Division of Forestry (DOF) firefighters […]. Firefighters scrambled...
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Looking to buy FR Clothing and Gear? You’ve come to the right place. The Supply Cache has been serving wildland firefighters since 1991. Over the past decade, we have added a great selection of gear and equipment for search and rescue professionals as well as gas, oil and utility pros. See why people keep coming back, whether they specialize in fighting forest fires, finding the lost or...
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The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program, managed by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), seeks to develop and improve the dialogue between fire departments and the residents they serve. Launched nationally in March 2011 at the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI 2011) Conference, the program helps fire departments to teach individuals who live in high risk wildfire areas – and the...
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Firestorm provides services ranging from prescribed fire planning, loss prevention services, fire training, to vegetation management planning. Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression, Inc. is a company committed to providing our clients with excellence in professionalism, quality and service through our sound business principles. We strive to set the standard in the field of fire suppression,...
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The Federal Wildland Fire Service Association is an employee association formed in 1990 by and for federal wildland firefighters. We are THE political voice for all federal wildand firefighters. Our membership spans the full spectrum of firefighter positions from entry level through management officers. The FWFSA is dedicated and committed to improving pay, benefits and working conditions for...
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Wildland Fire Associates is a diverse partnership of former career federal and state wildland fire and natural resource managers. Our team has an unparalleled background of providing professional wildland fire and land management planning that supports sustainable ecosystems and sustainable communities. The WFA approach is science-based, integrative, holistic and uses a collaborative approach...
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The Wildland Fire Assesment System: a spatial fuels and fire behavior display system. We've developed a simple, point forecast interface that produces seven day fire danger forecasts from the National Digital Forecast Database. Check it out here: NDFD Point Forecast Tool. In this new interface, you can pan, zoom and plot greenness data. We'll be expanding the scope of this interface in the...
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