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 Internship Program is designed to provide students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school and while getting paid for the work performed. This Student Trainee position will be filled as an Intern appointment. The appointment is indefinite and is expected to last for the duration of the student's academic attendance.
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.
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Presenter: David Hanni, Science Team Director, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
The Avian Data Center at Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) serves as the portal for avian information collected by RMBO and our collaborators in the Rocky...
In this 30-minute live-tweet session, Randy Swaty will introduce new LANDFIRE 2010 products and provide links to maps, videos, guides and more. A Twitter account is not needed to join in.
Presenter: Mark Finney, RMRS Missoula Fire Lab.
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 Processes, Fuel...
This series of two webinars will introduce the Exceptional Event Decision Support System (EE DSS) of which purpose is to identify and to document observations that are candidates for exceptional event flagging. The first session will be focused on...
Presenter: Pete Robichaud
In recent years, wood based mulches have been applied to hillslopes when downstream values at risk have warranted erosion control treatments. This webinar will review the properties of wood mulch, performance as...
Presenter: Connie Harrington, USFS PNW Research Station
Dr. Harrington will present results from a 10-year study of Oregon white oak response to restoration release treatments. Her talk will address additional information about tree growth under...
Time and location of event are unknown.
Scientists from UAF, Univ. Florida, and Canada will meet with fire managers and resource specialists April 29 to share results on findings from a study called Identifying Indicators of State Change and...
Karen Launchbaugh and Eva Strand, Professors of Rangeland Ecology and Management at the University of Idaho, will discuss the results of their synthesis of information on, "Livestock Grazing Effects on Fuels Loads for Wildland Fire in Sagebrush Steppe...
Presenter: Amy Waltz, Program Director of Science Delivery, Ecological Restoration Institute
Uncharacteristically large and severe wildfires, or mega-fires, are occurring with increasing frequency over the last decades in the western United...
David Pilliod, Research Ecologist with the USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center in Boise, will describe the Land Treatment Digital Library and how it can be of use to Great Basin land managers.
Hosted by the Great Basin Fire...