Glossary of Terms
The group of incident management personnel reporting to the incident commander. They may each have a deputy or assistant, as needed. Staff includes operations section chief, planning section chief, logistics section chief, and finance/administration section chief.
A political boundary designated by the wildland fire protection agencies, where these agencies work together in the coordination and effective utilization of fire management resources. Each geographic area includes a Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC) that handles fire intelligence, information, ordering, and dispatch.
All combustible materials below the surface litter, including duff, tree or shrub roots, punky wood, peat, sawdust, and other materials that can support a glowing combustion without flame.