Quadrennial fire and fuels review
Document Type: Book
Author(s): National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute (NAFRI)
Publication Year: 2005

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  • fire management
  • fire policy
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Record Last Modified: August 28, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 1356


The Quadrennial Fire and Fuel Review (QFFR) represents a first time effort to produce a unified fire management strategic vision for the five federal natural resource management agencies under the Departments of Interior and Agriculture. This inaugural effort emphasizes key mission strategies and core capabilities that must be established to proceed into the future with a common vision and a new collaborative process. This inter- and intra- agency process will ensure continuous programmatic renewal and a focal point for establishing investment priorities. The National Fire and Aviation Executive Board (NFAEB) fully supports the QFFR Report, and endorses its strategies and capabilities for the future of fire management. The QFFR involved over 200 key personnel from the wildland fire community, including physical and cultural researchers, and non-governmental organizations. A vast array of professionals and experts presented their perspectives and predictions on what will affect wildland fire's future in regards to climate, fuel condition, demographics and public expectations. The QFFR advances strategies for ensuring that fire management's role in ecosystem sustainability is strengthened, that a new concept of fire-adapted human communities is promoted, and that non-wildland fire emergency response does not diminish our commitment to land and resource stewardship. The transformation to these new integrated mission strategies requires us to establish core capabilities in integrated planning, decision-making, seamless fuels management, monitoring, community education and relationships, training and technical assistance while budget levels remain constant. The shift in mission strategies and capabilities will require building additional skills in the workforce and exploring new methods to accomplish the workload. Together, the federal agencies must reorganize work processes and coordination efforts to meet future demands.

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National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute. 2005. Quadrennial fire and fuels review. Tucson, AZ: National Advanced Fire and Resource Institute. 59 p.