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Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations

Author(s): Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations Group
Year Published: 2019
Description:

Scope: The Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations states, references, or supplements policy for Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest 6 Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs fire and fire aviation program management. Original source policy is stated or referenced throughout this handbook. This handbook attempts to quote verbatim, rather than to paraphrase policy that is stated elsewhere. It also attempts to limit duplication of source policy when a reference will suffice. Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations is intended to comply with and support the Review and Update of the 1995 Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy (January 2001) and the Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy (February 13, 2009) and other existing federal policy.

Purpose: The Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations provides fire and fire aviation program management direction for Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs managers. Employees engaged in fire management activities will continue to comply with all agency-specific health and safety policy. Other references, such as the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Incident Response Pocket Guide (PMS 461, NFES 1077) and the NWCG Wildland Fire Incident Management Field Guide (PMS 210) provide operational guidance.

Citation: Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations Group. 2019. Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations. National Interagency Fire Center, Boise, ID: 510 p.
Topic(s): Risk, Risk assessment, Operational
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 18907
Record updated: Feb 19, 2019