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  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire): The men and women of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) are dedicated to the fire protection and stewardship of over 31 million acres of California's privately-owned wildlands.
  • Colorado State Forest Service: Provides for the stewardship of forest resources and to reduce related risks to life, property and the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
  • Ecosystem Management Coordination: Supports and manages planning and decision making processes used by the Forest Service.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency: Leads the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.
  • Fire Regime Condition Class: A standardized tool for determining the degree of departure from reference condition vegetation, fuels and disturbance regimes.
  • Fire Effects Information System (FEIS): The Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) is an online collection of scientific literature reviews about fire effects and fire regimes maintained by the USDA Forest Service. FEIS provides reviews on the impact of fire on plant and animal species, summaries of fire research studies, and up-to-date information about fire regimes in U.S. ecosystems. FEIS reviews are based on thorough literature searches, often supplemented with insights from field scientists and managers. The database is searchable by species and topic.
  • Real Time Fire-Weather Intelligence for the Continental USA: An online courtesy of the RMRS Rocky Mountain Center, one of five regional members of the USFS Fire Consortia for Advanced Modeling of Meteorology and Smoke, supported by Forest Service Research under the National Fire Plan and NOAA. The center handles development and deployment of science-based computer applications for real-time delivery of high-resolution fire-weather intelligence and smoke dispersion forecasts over the Western states. Staff provide comprehensive weather support for wildland fire operations, prescribed burns, and air resource management.
  • Georgia Forestry Commission: Provides leadership, service, and education in the protection and conservation of Georgia's forest resources.
  • Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife: Provides protection to forest reserves, natural area reserves, wildlife and plant sanctuaries and public hunting areas.
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs: A powerful network of the world's leading experts in firefighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.
  • International Association of Wildland Fire: An independent organization whose membership includes experts in all aspects of Wildland fire management.
  • Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP): Provides scientific information and support for wildland fuel and fire management programs.
  • Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC): Makes equipment, information, concepts, and ideas available so Federal and State agencies can better manage the millions of acres of public land.
  • National Interagency Fire Center: The nation's support center for wildland firefighting.
  • National Volunteer Fire Council: Serves as the information source regarding legislation, standards and regulatory issues.
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG): The purpose of NWCG is to establish an operational group designed to coordinate programs of the participating wildfire management agencies.
  • National Wildfire Programs Database: Serves as a clearinghouse of information about nonfederal policies and programs that seek to reduce the risk of loss of life and property through the reduction of hazardous fuels on private lands.
  • Oregon Department of Forestry: Serves the people of Oregon by protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.
  • Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center: website produced and maintained by the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center (RMACC) to provide an interagency support site.
  • San Dimas Technology and Development Center: Provides direct support and training to field personnel and resource managers in areas including fire and fuels management, biomass utilization, small diameter harvesting, and emerging technologies (909-599-1267).
  • Society of American Foresters: Provides access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals.
  • S.A.F.E (Student Association for Fire Ecology): The primary objective of SAFE is to provide students from diverse backgrounds with an open forum on fire ecology through which research can be shared, networks formed and funding and information resources can be accessed.
  • The FireSafe Council: The California Fire Safe Council provides resources for establishing and maintaining local Fire Safe Councils, such as the FSC Handbook, nonprofit and funding information.
  • U.S. Fire Administration: Focuses on reducing losses caused by fire and related emergencies through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support.
  • provides information for Volunteer Fire Departments about recruitment, retention, SOGs, bylaws, grants and fundraising.
  • Western Forestry Leadership Coalition: Administers programs that help to improve forest health, encourage land conservation, and stimulate community economic recovery.
  • Western Governor's Association: Works with the Forest Service, Department of the Interior, tribes, counties and interested stakeholders to develop an historic comprehensive plan outlining long-term wildland fire management strategy for the West.
  • Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program: Works to increase the safety and efficiency of firefighters in the field.
  • Fire Adapted Communities: A Fire Adapted Community takes responsibility for its wildfire risk. Actions address resident safety, homes, neighborhoods, businesses and infrastructure, forests, parks, open spaces, and other community assets. The more actions a community takes, the more fire adapted it becomes.
  • Firewise: Contains educational information for people who live or vacation in fire-prone areas of the United States.
  • Smokey Bear Website: The Smokey Bear campaign is the longest running public service fire prevention campaign in US History.
  • The Fire Safe Council: Distributes fire prevention education materials to industry leaders and their constituents, evaluated legislation pertaining to fire safety and empowered grassroots organizations to spearhead fire safety programs.
  • Western States Fire Information Resource: Provides a useful directory to those informational resources on the internet related to Fire, Emergency Medical Services, and Emergency Service First Responders.
  • Fire Learning Network: Furthers the Nature Conservancy's biodiversity conservation goals and the goals of the U.S. National Fire Plan by accelerating ecosystem restoration at landscapes and by fostering innovation and transferring lessons learned via regional learning networks.
  • National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD): serves conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation.
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG):The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (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.
  • NIFC Communicator's Guide: Wildland Fire: Addresses the key elements of effective communication: who says what to whom, when, where, and why. Just as each fire takes on characteristics of its own, a well-planned communications program is unique because your messages are specifically linked to your ecosystem, local community, agency/organization mission, methods and media used, and your credibility as the messenger.
  • The Phoenix Guide: A Handbook for Watershed and Community Wildland Fire Recovery (PDF, 5.2MB): A handbook released by the Jefferson Conservation District in Lakewood, Colorado.


  • Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program: The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

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