No-notice wildfires pose a serious threat to the safety of residents, where the notification time and departure time may all be within a matter of minutes. Here, we examine the factors associated with the initial wildfire awareness time, the evacuation...
Good communications are essential for carrying out fire management activities, whether in conducting fire suppression operations or in establishing two-way dialogues with the public. The Incident Command System (ICS) is similar in style to a paramilitary organization, with a unified command and control structure that requires a good communications infrastructure.
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This seminar is part of the University of Idaho's Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences 2021 Spring Semester Seminar Series.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Wildland Fire Science Strategic Plan defines critical, core fire science capabilities for understanding fire-related and fire-responsive earth system processes and patterns, and informing management decision making....
Smoke from wildland fire presents a serious and growing concern. Mirroring global trends in recent decades, many areas of the US are experiencing increasing wildfire size, severity, and frequency. The health hazard of smoke from wildland fire has been...
US fire scientists are developing Potential Wildfire Operational Delineations, also known as ‘PODs’, as a pre-fire season planning tool to promote safe and effective wildland fire response, strengthen risk management approaches in fire management and...
The existing literature is short of exploring the interactions of stakeholders’ decisions during wildfires from a dynamic perspective. Evolutionary game theory proposed based on Darwin’s theory of evolution can capture the dynamic process and provide a...
This outreach booklet aims to convey the rapidly changing patterns of wildfire in Alaska by looking into the phases of fire. Patterns emerging in the 21st century are the primary focus, with earlier histories of management, climate and fire being drawn...
The actions of residents in the wildland–urban interface can influence the private and social costs of wildfire. Wildfire programs that encourage residents to take action are often delivered without evidence of effects on behavior. Research from the...
Extensive wildfires across the US West and their dramatic effects for ecosystems, human health, and livelihoods have focused national attention on the need to dramatically improve in the immediate future both forest management and community...
This will be the first in our new series to feature “Science in Management Spotlight,” the goal of which is to highlight active use of science in a management setting. Let us know if you have other examples!
A presentation on Potential...
3 vacancies in the following locations:
- Folkston, GA
- Sudbury, MA
- Burbank, WA
Wildland Fire Suppression:
- Provides oversight during initial and extended attack fires, directs fireline activities and tactics of dispersed firefighters, resources, equipment, and aircraft.
- Provides for follow-up actions to safely and effectively manage wildland fires.
- Assigns missions to ground and aviation wildland fire suppression resources. Makes efficient and effective use of multiple types of interagency wildland fire suppression resources with varying capabilities. Ensures common communications for interagency resources. Monitors weather and fire behavior, and communicates changes to strategy and tactics. Transfers command to an upper level Incident Management Team as necessary.
- Provides protection for life, property and resources. Selects strategies and tactics to ensure safe operations for assigned resources. Recognizes potential hazardous situations and provides operational briefings. Initiates contacts with federal, state, and/or local law enforcement personnel as necessary to close roads, evacuate structures, and deal with the public.
- Coordinates with dispatch office regarding current fire behavior and fire conditions, release of resources, and other logistical considerations.
- Responsible for the development of incident objectives and strategies and tactics, to provide for safe operations and cost effective incident management.
- Conducts After Action Reviews and makes adjustments or implements corrective actions.
- Serves as the lead for local level preparedness reviews. May serve as a subject matter expert for State and national level preparedness reviews.
- Responsible for ensuring that required documentation is completed and submitted by subordinates. Conducts audits, reviews and approves fire reports completed by others. Initiates cost share agreements for payment of expenses associated with individual incidents.
- May manage national wildland fire support resources (e.g., lnteragency Hotshot Crews, aviation assets, or other types of specialized modules).
- Performs, and supervises employees in a variety of fire management positions such as: fire prevention, preparedness, detection, resource rehabilitation, mobilization, prescribed fire, aviation operations, and training programs.
- Ensures preparedness of wildland fire suppression equipment and personnel. Serves on preparedness review teams.
- Responsible for fire caches; maintains inventory and accountable property; positions equipment and personnel for the most efficient response; evaluates equipment and personnel needs; and develops and prioritizes equipment and personnel funding requests. May be responsible for subunit caches as appropriate.
- Conducts field reconnaissance of proposed prescribed burn units, makes recommendations on appropriate treatment techniques for meeting management objectives, drafts prescribed burn plans to meet those objectives and implements approved prescribed burn plans. Performs post-burn evaluation and completes documentation.
- Develops and revises interagency annual operating plans, annual budget requests, the fire management plan and operating procedures pertaining to preparedness, wildland fire suppression, and prescribed fire.
- Assists in wildland fire management planning, coordination and implementation including, but not limited to, fire assistance program coordination, interdisciplinary team participation, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other compliance document preparation, contracting, fire rehabilitation planning, and fire mitigation measures.
- Provides oversight and management for fire facilities within the zone/area. Assists in managing the budget for facility maintenance, supplies, and equipment. Requests long- and short-term funding for wildland fire facility maintenance and improvements.
- Coordinates wildland fire and aviation related training courses and serves as a lead instructor for 300-400 level courses at the local, regional and interagency levels. Coordinates wildland fire training needs for unit personnel and submits training nominations. Develops and delivers specific training for unique unit issues.
- May serve as the unit training officer.
- Responsible for hiring of seasonal employees, employee onboarding off boarding, and remedial HR actions.
- Reviews and approves fire reports. Conducts audits of reports entered by subordinates.
- May serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) and may be responsible for the preparation of contract specifications and performance measures.
- May serve as the agency fire management representative at local cooperator meetings in the absence of the Fire Management Office or Assistant Fire Management Officer.
A Virtual Conference, for Real World Problems
Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. Across four days in May 2021, the IAWF will present real world risks and...
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The 9th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology in cooperation with Tall Timbers, will be held in the Florida Panhandle at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort,...
The 2021 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams on March 24 from 1 to 3pm as part of the Springs Ops Interagency Meeting (...
Learn how the best leaders make the right decisions within escalating incidents. Course topics include critical decision making in high-stress environments, incident leadership, human factors, and command and control with tactical considerations. By...
For those registered for the AGU conference there are several fire relevant posters and talks scheduled
Tuesday, December 8
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All invited, members and non-members - invite a colleague
This will not be your typical AGM - it will be informative AND fun! Join the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) to network with other members, learn more about IAWF...
Rescheduled from March due to COVID-19 concerns. IAFC is planning a new, virtual event format. This virtual experience will provide access to educational resources on timely issues and the insights you need to keep your community safe.
Join forest representatives from forests in Idaho and the northwest for a virtual event to learn about 2021 seasonal positions across the region. After an overview of each forest and open positions, including tips and tricks for the hiring/USAJobs...
Host: NC State University Extension Forestry
Presenters: Angie Gupta, University of Minnesota, Dr. Robert Bardon, NC State University, Shan Cammack, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Laurel Kays, NC State University, Mikel Robinson,...
Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire
In partnership with NWCG Smoke Committee; UC Davis Air Quality Research Center; UC Davis Office of Research and the UC Davis School of Medicine
After careful consideration amid the...
Join the Association for Fire Ecology and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium for the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress. The Congress will expand the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore interconnectedness among a...
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.