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Incident Business Practices

Incident Procurement Purchase Card Lodging Guidance: 


Cooperative Agreement and Cost Share Settlement:

Forest Service Incident Business Practices is the coordination of best business practices for wildfire, non-fire and FEMA emergency responses. 

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Information about AD payplans, letters and memos, travel, pay information, hiring and insurance.

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Information about all-risk acquisition authority, emergency equipment rental agreements (EERA's) and contracting. 

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Cooperative Relations

Master Cooperative Wildland Fire Managmenet and Stafford Act Response Agreement

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Cost Accounting

Incident job code direction from 2021 - 2015.

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Incident Business Practices archived documents (2016 and older).

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Incident Payments

Incident Finance Branch Payment Procedures

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The U.S. Forest Service (FS) is the primary link between the interagency wildland fire community, federal structure fire-related agencies, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the National Response Framework (NRF).

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Administratively Determined (AD) Payment Status Report (03/27/2024), (PDF) (1.6 MB) If document doesn't open, please try a different browser such as Chrome.

The ECI is located in the upper left hand corner of the OF-288. You can search the report by hitting Ctrl F and entering your ECI.

If you have questions about this report call ASC Incident Finance 1-877-372-7248, select option #1 then option #3.

AD’s without access to Forest Service computers can email the Budget and Finance Contact Center to submit questions or request additional information regarding payment status.

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Compensation Injury Guidance

This page addresses all work related injuries and illnesses while on wildland fires or other emergency incidents..