Fire Management

taken  Sat. 6/2/2013

Fire management combines elements of fire prevention, fire suppression, and fire use. Wildland fire is inevitable in North American ecosystems. Most wildland fire must be suppressed to meet resource and social objectives. Wise use of fire approximates the historical role of fire and enhances long-term wildland values.

Effectively managing forest fuels and dealing with wildfires requires coordination between the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, other agencies, and communities.

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Fire Hire

The Forest Service hires permanent and seasonal firefighters. Look for job series #0462, which includes most fire-related jobs, when searching Rocky Mountain RegionUSAJobs, and other listings.

Some firefighting and restoration work is done by contractors.

National Fire Plan

The region has expanded fire assessment, suppression, and prevention programs to carry out the National Fire Plan.

Protecting Your Home

Find information on home protection, safe debris burning, the FireWise program and more.