The Eastern Region supports a comprehensive fire and aviation program in cooperation with national wildland fire agencies and the 20 Eastern Region states. In addition to fire preparedness and emergency response, the program emphasizes the protection of life and property, landscape resiliency, healthy forests, and fire-adapted communities.

Current Fire Information

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

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  • Available Fire Grants

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    Through financial assistance the Forest Service supports states, Tribes and other partners in their efforts of developing resilient landscapes.

  • Wildfire Risk Explorer

    Northeast-Midwest Wildfire Risk Explorer

    Enter your address into the interactive tool to see your risk of wildfire and some tips on how you can reduce that risk.

  • Careers in Fire

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    Join the Forest Service Eastern Region’s Fire and Aviation Management team and serve to protect our national forests, communities, and natural resources.


  • Current Regional Fire Outlook

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    See current fire activity and short and long-term fire potential in the Midwest, northeast and midatlantic states.


Recent Eastern Region Fire and Aviation Management Program Highlights

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    Fire drone aids interagency prescribed burn in Wisconsin

    An interagency firefighting team aided by a fire drone conducted a highly successful prescribed burn in central Wisconsin on Department of Defense land, April 11. The DoD, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, Blackwell Job Corps Center and USDA Forest Service Eastern Area Regional Aviation staff took part in the operation held at Hardwood Range on Air National Guard land near Necedah, Wisconsin.

    • Inside the Forest Service Article
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    Mark Twain NF, partners reduce wildfire risk

    Mark Twain National Forest, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy in Missouri and several agencies, helped restore the forested landscape while providing essential fire training through prescribed burns in the Show Me state. The Nature Conservancy-sponsored Prescribed Fire Training Exchange, or TREX, held Feb. 27 through March 9, aimed at improving interagency collaboration on these projects. It also served to reduce fire risk to local communities by removing excess vegetation that could help fuel a wildfire, as well as improve habitat.

    • Inside the Forest Service Article


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