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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. 


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




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


Smoke Column

Cooperative Relations

Master Cooperative Wildland Fire Managmenet and Stafford Act Response Agreement



Firefighters watching helicopter on wildfire incident

Cost Accounting

Incident job code direction from 2021 - 2015.


Hotshot Crew


Incident Business Practices archived documents (2016 and older).



Incident Payments

Incident Finance Branch Payment Procedures




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).


Incident base camp

Administratively Determined (AD) Payment Status Report (02/27/2023) 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.



Compensation Injury Guidance

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