Fire Management

Wildfire Incident Updates

For wildfire incident updates, please go to InciWeb (for major fires) or stay tuned to our ANF Twitter feed.

Our mission is to provide safe, efficient and economical fire management while sustaining, protecting and restoring ecosystems.


Little Tujunga Hotshot crew apparatusFirefighter holding drip torch facing wildfire in the dark


Operating Principles:

  • Apply the best science in efforts to restore and maintain healthy fire-dependent ecosystems
  • Plan and execute FAM operations in a safe, effective and cost-efficient manner
  • Actively participate and provide leadership supporting all elements of the Forest Service mission
  • Provide leadership in developing interagency cooperation and partnerships
  • Provide leadership in conservation education
  • Ensure a professional, diverse and motivated workforce that is able to adapt and derive benefit during times of change
  • Proudly serve the nation as Forest Service employees


Wildland Fire Careers



Wildland Fire Explorer Program

The Angeles National Forest has 3 Wildland Fire Explorer Posts that meets weekly and hosts an annual academy to provide wildland fire service experience and training to young men and women from the greater Los Angeles area.

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Angeles Fuels Program

The Angeles National Forest Fuels program mission is to manage fuels at the landscape scale to restore and maintain fire-resilient landscapes that are compatible with their historical fire return interval, a core goal of the Cohesive Strategy.

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