Greening Fire Team - Sustainability and Fire
Vision: Achieving net zero environmental impact on all large fire incidents by 2030.
Mission: Integration of sustainability best management practices on incidents and within the fire community.
Announcements and Webinars
- The new and upcoming Greening Fire Team Ambassador Quarterly Call has just been announced for Thursday, September 14, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. (Mountain Time). Welcome to all the new Ambassadors. On the agenda:
- Results from the Greening Fire Pilot Program 2023
- New Green Gear and Equipment possibilities
- A Green Procurement Team update
- A Communication Team update
- Round Robin discussion
- If you're interested in becoming a new GFT Ambassador or interested in helping GFT be successful, send an email to: Greening Fire Team
- The Forest Service Deputy Chief of State, Private, and Tribal Forestry issued the 2023 Leader’s Intent Memorandum to Regional Foresters and Station Directors, calling on line officers to implement sustainable operations in incident management.
- The National Greening Fire Team was honored on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 receiving the U.S. Forest Service 2022 Chief's Award in the Sustain Our Nation's Forests and Grasslands category. Awards in this category recognize major achievements in developing new programs or working with partners in restoring, sustaining, or enhancing the Nation’s forests and grasslands. The award ceremony video includes an acceptance speech by GFT Chairperson Kelly Jaramillo with members of the National Greening Fire Team also honored in the award ceremony program.
Over 266 participants joined the Greening Fire Team during its 2nd Annual Green Procurement Virtual Tech Expo, on 7-8 March 2023. The Green Fire Team would like to thank everyone who participated!
In case you missed it, all the presentations were recorded and will be available soon in the GFT Library.
Also, please check out the new Greening Fire with Green Vendors page.
In Case You Missed It
Explore the December 2022 Semi-Annual Bulletin from the National Greening Fire Team
- Stay tuned for the next Semi-Annual Bulletin currently in production
The Greening Fire Team
- About Us
- Ambassador Program
- How to Green Fire - Learn how the Greening Fire Team greens fire
- Meet the Team
- Why We Green Fire
- Incident Recycling
- Net Zero Waste Program (content coming soon)
Net Zero Energy and Emissions
Power and light in fire camps often come from diesel generators. Green alternatives provide reliable mobile power with reducing fuel, emissions, and noise.
Photo: A Solar Powered Light Tower and Power Station from the Black Fire in New Mexico 2022.
Opportunities exist to reduce the water footprint tied to fire camp operations, while also reducing single-use plastic bottle waste.
- Mobile Water Treatment Systems pilot program
Green Vendors and Partners
If you are interested in providing green products or services in support of wildland fire operations, please provide your information in our GFT Green Procurement market research survey.
- The GFT will host its second annual Green Procurement Tech Expo in early March 2023. If you are interested in participating, please email the GFT.
- The GFT email address is listed at the bottom of this page.
Sustainable Leadership and Policy
- "Greening Fire" is specifically mentioned in the Incident Management and Response section (Chapter 11, Page 269, Lines 23 - 31): In the 2022 Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations (Red Book),
- Executive Order 14057 directs all federal agencies to achieve sustainable operations
The GFT Library contains team bulletins, webinar recordings, marketing and promotional materials, news articles, and myth busters/fast facts.
Learn about past lessons learned and success stories, as well as promising partnership opportunities.
Learn how the "Red Book", the national Multi-Agency Coordinating Group and fire and aviation leaders call on incident and fire personnel to promote greening fire efforts.
Do you have questions, ideas, or simply want more information?
If so, contact the GFT at: Greening Fire Team