Fire & Aviation

Prevent Wildfires. We are getting ready for wildfire, are you? HotShot Crew hiking up hill after completion of cutting handline. Helitak Crew observing takeoff with longline bucket. Smokejumpers dropping into site for initial attack. Mechanically treated timber stand 1 year after wildfire.

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

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

Current Wildland Fire Information

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information can be accessed at InciWeb.

Features

InciWeb

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InciWeb is an interagency website that provides 'one-stop shopping' for incident information to internal and external audiences. It's primarily used for wildfires, prescribed fires and fire-related incidents.

InciWeb is a source for incident and contact information, news releases, closure information, photos, maps and videos for incidents that occur on federal, state, tribal and local jurisdictions.


Wildfire Risk to Communities

Wildfire Risk to Communities

Wildfire Risk to Communities is a free, easy-to-use website with interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. The website was created under the direction of Congress and is designed as a starting point to help community leaders assess and reduce risk to homes, businesses, and other valued resources.



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/fire-aviation/