On April 6, 2020, the Fire Management Board (FMB) established the Wildland Fire Medical and Public Health Advisory Team (MPHAT) to address medical and health-related issues specific to the interagency administration of mission critical wildland fire management functions under a COVID-19 modified operating posture. The COVID-19 MPHAT is tasked with providing medical and public health expertise, advice, coordination, and collaboration with external subject matter experts and developing protocols and practices for all aspects of COVID-19 planning, prevention, and mitigation for wildland fire operations. Guidance found on this page has been issued via FMB Memorandum. They may be updated as appropriate and necessary to respond to the evolving situations and work conditions surrounding COVID-19.
Alaska Fire Portal
The Alaska Fire Portal provides information about fire science and technology relevant to Alaska. Our goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on lands in Alaska. Content may also be relevant to boreal forests of western Canada.
A substantial amount of the Alaska-related content was originally compiled through the FIREHouse project (the Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse), funded by the Joint Fire Science Program, and its two related projects: the Alaska Reference Database, (which was merged the FRAMES Resource Catalog, accessible through the "Catalog Records" tab below) and the Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map, hosted through the AICC ArcIMS mapping website.
Check out the JFSP Fire Exchange(s) located in this region
Alaska Fire and Fuels Research Map
- Related FRAMES Sites
- Catalog Records
- Current Announcements and Jobs
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is composed of professionals from around the world, who together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy. AFE values the diversity of perspectives and range of experiences held by its members. AFE aims to actively cultivate the future of fire and resource conservation by investing in future leaders through the AFE Mentoring Futures Program.
The committee will meet in November to match participants. All are welcome to participate.
This study is collecting feedback from female firefighters regarding the design, fit, and mobility of their personal protective clothing. Females firefighters in the US are invited to participate.
With multiple agencies/entities, groups and task forces all working to find solutions for operational concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the need for a space to share information is apparent. This forum serves as a platform to ask questions, as well as to share ideas, information, and solutions.
Alaska Fire Applications and Modeling Committee presents a winter webinar on WIMS.
Presenters: Jan Passek, USFWS Wildland Fire Specialist–Planner, and Sharon Alden and Heidi Strader, Fire Weather Program Managers from the Alaska Interagency...
This course leads students through the ecological and historical role of fire, characteristics of smoke and the health, safety and visibility impacts of smoke. Other topics include: public relations, legal requirements, meteorology, fuel consumption,...
Presented by Dr. Brian Sturtevant, Landscape Ecologist, USFS Northern Research Station.
Click here to join the webinar (or paste the link...
What you will learn:
· An overview of the key features of...
Presented by: Aaron Stevenson: Forest Ecologist, Missouri Department of Conservation
The impact of exotic invasive species on terrestrial natural communities is well documented. In Missouri, more than 200 exotic plants have invaded upland and...
Presented by Louis Iverson, Landscape Ecologist - Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
The climate is changing, and tree species currently residing at a specific location are at variable levels of risk of change (increase, decrease, or...
Presenters: William Block (USFS RMRS) and Shaula Hedwall (USFWS)
The Mexican Spotted Owl Recovery Plan, First Revision, was released on December 17, 2012. The Recovery Team used the best available science to delineate actions we think are...
The International Association of Wildland Fire announced plans for their Fourth Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Raleigh, NC February 18-22, 2013, and St. Petersburg, Russia on July 1-4, 2013. The conference is an important chance for eastern fire...
Presenter: Ryan Leach, National Weather Service, Missoula, MT.
The Missoula Fire Lab offers a series of seminars which highlight the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program's six Focus Areas. The focus areas consist of research on Physical Fire...
Steven Link will present a webinar on Feb 12, 2 PM MST. Managing cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) has been and remains a difficult matter for land and fire managers in the Columbia Basin and elsewhere in the Intermountain West. Experiments were conducted...