Supporting wildfire management activities is frequently identified as a benefit of forest roads. As such, there is a growing body of research into forest road planning, construction, and maintenance to improve fire surveillance, prevention, access, and...
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In this webinar Dimitrios Menemenlis will talk about the organization and management of forest fires in Greece. He will show the following main points to know how the fire department of Greece is organized and managed:
- Law Institutional...
Contingency firelines can be used to back up primary lines to increase probability of fire containment, decrease fire losses, and improve firefighter safety. In this study, we classify firelines into primary, contingency, and response lines. We design...
Advances in the sharing economy - such as transportation network companies (e.g., Lyft, Uber) and home sharing (e.g., Airbnb) - have coincided with the increasing need for evacuation resources. While peer-to-peer sharing under normal circumstances...
The presented article presents an innovative solution of a fire-fighting adapter based on the basic hypothesis: to provide sufficient technical support in difficult terrain conditions for water transport logistics in order to quickly prevent the spread...
In the southern hemisphere summer of 2019–20, Australia experienced its most severe bushfire season on record. Smoke from fires affected 80% of the population, with large and prolonged exceedances of the Australian National Air Quality Standard for...
Quantifying fireline effectiveness (FLE) is essential to evaluate the efficiency of large wildfire management strategies to foster institutional learning and improvement in fire management organizations. FLE performance metrics for incident-level...
County emergency management offices play a large role in preparing for and responding to wildfires, especially in regards to the non-firefighting aspects. The pandemic is requiring some adaptations of methods - especially in regards to evacuations,...
In this webinar co-hosted by the FLN and Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Meg Matonis shared highlights from the recent report “Insights and Suggestions for Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Programs.” A panel gave overviews of programs in states...
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...
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,...
- Bea Day – Incident Commander, USDA Forest Service
- Sara Sweeney – Superintendent Mormon Lake Hotshots, USDA Forest Service
- Stuart (Stu) Rodeffer – Logistics Section Chief Portland NIMO Team, USDA Forest Service...
The 2021 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting will be hosted online via Microsoft Teams the week of March 22
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...
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...
Sponsor: Pau Costa Foundation
In this webinar Dimitrios Menemenlis will talk about the organization and management of forest fires in Greece. He will show the following main points to know how the fire department of Greece is organized and...
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.
S-131 is a suggested National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) training course designed for individuals with wildland fire experience.
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*Presented in a 100% virtual format via Canvas and Zoom*
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...
Spring Updates from the Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee
Lisa Saperstein, USFWS - Landfire and the Interagency Fuel Treatment Decision Support System Updates for Alaska.
A new set of Landfire maps are planned for release...
Presenters: Randy Striplin & Patrick Doyle, USDA Forest Service
Sponsor: California Fire Science Consortium
What is the likelihood that a forest will experience severe wildfire given current climatic conditions, vegetation, and recent...