National Forest System (NFS)
- Protection of national forest resources and other associated values from losses caused by wildfire.
- Use of prescribed fire to meet land and resource management goals and objectives.
The National Forest System (NFS) Fire Management program is made up of the following components: fire detection, fire prevention, fire planning, fire pre-suppression, fire dispatching, fire weather, fire suppression, prescribed fire, and fuels management.
Wildfire crosses all boundaries and jurisdictions. Meeting the challenges of wildfire calls for an all-lands, all-hands approach that will leverage the assets and expertise of partners across the nation's landscapes. Through the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, federal, state, and local governments; tribes; and non-government organizations are building the framework that will promote resilient ecosystems, protect communities, and provide effective response to wildfire
- Integrate consideration of fire protection and use into the formulation and evaluation of land and resource management objections, prescriptions, and practices.
- Provide a cost-efficient level of wildfire protection on National Forest System lands commensurate with values at risk. The priority is protection of life.
- Through cooperative agreements, provide the most efficient mix of resources to protect wildland within Alaska and along the border of British Columbia.
- Protect, maintain, and enhance the ecosystem health of national forest resources through fire and fuels management.