Wildland Fire Management, Research, Development and Application

Wildland Fire Management, Research, Development and Application Homepage. The RD&A Program sponsors and guides the development and application of wild land scientific knowledge; develops decision support tools; and provides science application services to the interagency wild land fire community.

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Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact (MAIFFPC)

Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact (MAIFFPC) Website. The Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact (MAIFFPC) was authorized by Public Law 790 of the 84th Congress and was subsequently authorized by the state legislative bodies of Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. The purpose of the MAIFFPC is to promote effective prevention and control of wildfires in the Mid-Atlantic region by developing and integrating forest fire plans, developing and maintaining effective wildfire suppression programs in each of the member states, providing mutual aid for fire suppression and training efforts, acting as a liaison between various fire control agencies and by facilitating the mobilization of fire fighting resources during periods of national emergencies. Member states of the MAIFFPC are responsible for protecting over 35,000,000 acres of woodlands.

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US Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management

US Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Website. In the new millennium, the Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management Program has become the premier leader in wildland fire management, operations, and research. In today's rapidly changing world of communications and technology, Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management is on the cutting edge with aviation technology, computer simulated fire management programs and sophisticated resource tracking systems.

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Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact

Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact Website. The mandate of the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission (NFFPC) is to provide the means for its member states and provinces to cope with fires that might be beyond the capabilities of a single member through information, technology and resource sharing (mutual aid) activities.

The compact is comprised of 7 U.S. States, 4 Canadian Provinces, the New England National Forests, the National Park Service, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service. The 15 member agencies of the NFFPC are as follows:

  • State of Maine, represented by the Maine Forest Service, Forest Protection;
  • State of New Hampshire, represented by the New Hampshire Division of Forests and Lands;
  • State of Vermont, represented by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Forest Protection;
  • State of New York, represented by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Forest Protection and Fire Management;
  • State of Massachusetts, represented by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of State Parks and Recreation;
  • State of Connecticut, represented by the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Forestry;
  • State of Rhode Island, represented by the Department of Environmental Management, Division of Forest Environment;
  • New England National Forests, managed by the USDA Forest Service, White Mountain, Green Mountain/Finger Lakes National Forests;
  • Province of Québec, represented by Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs and by Société de Protection des Forêts Contre le Feu (SOPFEU);
  • Province of New Brunswick, represented by the Department of Natural Resources, Forest Fire Management Section;
  • Province of Newfoundland Labrador, represented by the Department of Natural Resources, Fire Management, and Coordination; and
  • Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Natural Resources, Forest Protection Division.
  • The federal agencies, the National Park Service and the US Fish & Wildlife Service, also have representation.



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National Wildfire Coordinating Group

National Wildfire Coordinating Group Website. NWCG provides national leadership to develop, maintain, and communicate interagency standards, guidelines, qualifications, training, and other capabilities that enable interoperable operations among federal and non-federal entities. NWCG will facilitate implementation of approved standards, guidelines, qualifications and training

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Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Website. This site was created to enhance networking and dialogue, and increase the sharing of learning and innovations related to community wildfire resilience. The blog will foster a community of practice comprised of local leaders, firefighters, land managers, business owners and others who are applying fire adapted community concepts.

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Fire Adapted Communities

Fire Adapted Communities Homepage. Every year thousands of wildfires burn millions of acres across the United States. It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. The Fire Adapted Communities website offers information and specific actions you can take, no matter what your role, to reduce your risk to the next wildfire.

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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy

National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Website. 

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science, to make meaningful progress towards the three goals:

  1. Resilient Landscapes
  2. Fire Adapted Communities
  3. Safe & Effective Wildfire Response


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Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency Website. FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Wildland Fire Management

Bureau of Indian Affairs Wildland Fire Management Website. Our Mission is to execute our fiduciary trust responsibility by protecting lives, property, and resources while restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems through cost-effective and creative fire-management programs, collaboration, and promoting Indian self-determination.

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Bureau of Land Management - Fire and Aviation

Bureau of Land Management - Fire and Aviation Website. The Fire and Aviation Directorate (FAD) is a diverse, professional organization dedicated to providing national direction, leadership, policy, standards, and operational oversight. FAD works with state and field offices to ensure a safe, cost effective and efficient fire and aviation management program in support of the national Bureau of Land Management (BLM) mission.

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