Fire Management



110 Indiana Street
Hot Springs, AR. 71901
Office: 501-321-5232
Fax: 501-627-0633



Welcome to the Ouachita and Ozark - St. Francis National Forests Fire and Aviation Management page.

Fire management programs on the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests are provided through the Fire Staff Team at the Supervisor's offices for the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests. Additionally, the Arkansas-Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas directs suppression response activities and mobilization of forces in support of Regional and National emergencies.

To report a wildfire in Arkansas or Oklahoma:
Call 1-800-468-8834 (Arkansas), 1-800-299-FIRE (Oklahoma), 911, or your local fire department.
For general information: 501-321-5232. 

Current Prescribed Fire Notifications (or call 1-888-243-1042)

February 6, 2016

February 5, 2016

February 4, 2016

February 3, 2016

February 1, 2016

January 30, 2016

January 29, 2016

January 28, 2016

January 27, 2016

January 26, 2016


State and National Fire Information

  • Arkansas - provides information on burns bans, prescribed fires, and wildfire danger throughtout the state
  • Oklahoma - provides information on burn bans for the state
  • National - Wildland Fire Assessment System 











The Arkansas – Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center (AOICC) serves as the Initial Attack Fire Dispatch Office for the Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forest and Bureau of Indian Affairs in Oklahoma. The Arkansas – Oklahoma Interagency Coordination Center, also known as AOICC is a key player in the national incident management system developed to coordinate and provide support in emergency situations. AOICC coordinates the movement of resources for federal and state agencies within Arkansas and Oklahoma. This area includes USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Park Service, United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, Arkansas Forestry Commission, and Oklahoma State Forestry.

Prevent Wildfires!

Smokey Bear Picture

Please visit the above web sites to gain a better understanding of Wildfire Prevention and Outdoor Fire Safety, as well as information on Residential Fire Safety.



Prescribed Fire 

[Picture] Prescribed burnThe Ouachita National Forest is a leader in the Prescribed Burning Program. Prescribed burning is used as a land management tool to reduce the amount of fuel --dead wood, ground litter such as needles and small twigs, and other material -- that has built up on the forest floor. This reduces the risk of high intensity catastrophic wildfire.



Aviation Management

[Photograph]: An air tanker is dropping retardant on a fire.  The fire is not visible.Use of aviation in fire management is steadily increasing. Wildfire air attack not only increases the speed of emergency response, but also can be safer, less expensive, and more effective than traditional ground-based response. Safe coordination of aviation resources is a critical job which must be accomplished with a high degree of cooperation with other agencies and private enterprises.


National Interagency Fire Center

National Interagency Fire Center LogoLocated in Boise, Idaho, NIFC is the nationwide clearinghouse for information on current wildland fire status and national situation reports.

Fuels Management

History of Fire Managment

Training Information

Jointly sponsored by the (BIA) Bureau of Indian Affairs and the (USFS) United States Forest Service.

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