Agencies and Organizations:
National Incident Information Center
(NIIC) gathers and disseminates information on fires and other natural disasters that occur nationwide. The Morning Report is the primary document containing this information.
The Nature Conservancy Global Fire Initiative TNC's Global Fire Initiative launched a re-designed, practitioner-focused web site on August 8, 2005.
GeoMAC Wildland Fire Support (link posted 070604) An interactive and dynamic Web site that shows maps of current fires, historical fires and lots more.
International Association of Fire Chiefs Members are the world's leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search & rescue, and public safety legislation.
NATIONAL AND GEOGRAPHIC AREA COORDINATION CENTERS
NICC - National Interagency Coordination Center
AKCC - Alaska
EACC - Eastern
EBCC - Eastern Great Basin
ONCC - Northern California
NRCC - Northern Rockies
NWCC - Northwest
RMCC - Rocky Mountain
SACC - Southern
SWCC - SW Area Fire Operations Center
OSCC - Southern California
WBCC - Western Great Basin
California Professional Firefighters Web site
USFS Links US Forest Service
USFS National Logistics Site
USF&WS Links US Fish & Wildlife
Fire Incident News Sites:
The new InciWeb site is a new service being offered by NIFC to provide the public access to a centralized, standardized "one-stop-shop" site for current wildfire information. (Link posted 050406)
Firefighter Travel Safety Advisory
WILDLANDFIRE.COM On this wildland firefighting industry Web site, view wildfire photography, decode firefighting acronyms, and participate in an online forum with professional hotshots and smokejumpers.
Wildland Fire Research and Technology Sites:
The Fire Research Institute is a non-profit library that specializes in wildland fire literature. FRI supports a web site that allows free searches of publications in wildland fire using keywords the user provides. The web site currently manages 110,000 citations on wildland fire and 105,000 addresses of people working with wildland fire globally. Our mission includes archival of fire documents that could be lost. FRI also distributes Current Titles in Wildland Fire, a free monthly digital newsletter listing new publications.
Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute "While many scientists conduct research relevant to wilderness, the Leopold Institute is the only Federal research group entirely focused on wilderness."
National Invasive Species Web Site showcases the invasive species acitivities being carried out through programs in the National Forests, State and Private Forestry, Research and Development and International Programs.
The Northwest Fire Research Clearinghouse (FIREHouse)
A Web-based project providing data and documentation on fire science and technology relevant to Washington, Oregon & Idaho. Their goal is to provide "one-stop shopping" for resource managers, decision makers, scientists, students, and communities who want access to the results of efforts to understand and manage fire and fuels on public lands in the region.
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
On August 12, 2003, the Seattle Forestry Sciences Laboratory was reborn as the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory. This new name reflects more than 30 years of fire research conducte out of the forestry sciences laboratory in Seattle. As its fire research program and partnerships grew, Station Director Tom Quigley decided to rename the lab as the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory (PWFSL).
Bushfire Cooperative Research Center
Marking a new era in fire research, the Bushfire CRC (Cooperative Research Centre) is a collaborative venture established under the Commonwealth Government's Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Programme. The Centre partners come from state fire and land management agencies, eight universities, CSIRO, federal government agencies including the Bureau of Meteorology, Emergency Management Australia, and New Zealand fire and forest research agencies.
The Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) A partnership of six Federal wildland and fire and research organizations, was established in 1998 to provide scientific information and support for fuel and fire management programs. All JFSP projects require scientist-manager partnerships along with strong emphasis on transferring research findings to the field.
LANDFIRE Web Site The LANDFIRE project integrates reference data, satellite imagery, and models of fire and vegetation dynamics. LANDFIRE will generate nationally consistent, mid-scale maps and digital geospatial data of vegetation characteristics and condition, fire behavior and effects, fuels models, historical fire regimes, and fire regime condition class at the landscape level.
USDA Forest Service Missoula Technology Development Center (MTDC) MTDC is one of four detached units of the Engineering Staff in Washington, DC, and serves Forest Service Regions and cooperating Federal and State agencies. MTDC makes equipment, information, concepts, and ideas available so Federal and State agencies can better manage the millions of acres of public land. lectronic copies of Forest Service Technology and Development Program publications are now accessible on the Web. Visitors to the site will need a username and password that can be obtained by sending an e-mail request to the address: email@example.com.
ESRI Their site search engine brings up hundreds of links that relate to Wildfire GIS and related technological applications for firefighting and risk management
GeoMAC Geospatial Multi-agency Coordination for Wildfire Support
Ecological Society of America (ESA) Use their search engine to locate 18 articles from the 2002 Conference on Fire Ecology in Tucson, AZ
Land Info International Data Solutions For those fighting forest fires with GIS
USFS Geospatial Technology Center The Center provides the Forest Service with geographic information products and related technical services.
USFS Remote Sensing Applications Center Here you'll find information on current large fires, active fire maps, and fire imagery as seen by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites.
The Global Fire Monitoring Center Operating under the umbrella of the United Nations Strategy for Disaster Reduction, the GFMC offers an extensive collection of materials and links to other Web sites related to wildland fires around the globe. On this site you will find fire reports by country, satellite images, glossaries, and much more.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fire Events Peruse photographs of every major wildland fire event in countries around the world so far this year, from Laos to Venezuela, captured by NOAA's powerful satellites.
The GIS DATA DEPOT The premier online resource for GIS and Geospatial data
Rocky Mountain Research Station Fire Sciences Lab
The Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Web site has been recently created by the USDA Forest Service's Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab to ensure that land managers have access to the most current science findings and tools relevant to management of aquatic systems in fire prone landscapes.
Wildland Fire Operations Research Group, Alberta, Canada
Wildland Fire Safety Sites:
Fire Shelter System Website
The NWCG – Fire Shelter Task Group is pleased to announce the launching of a new website. The purpose of the Fire Shelter System website is to offer a centralized consistent communication site that provides information to meet the program support and safety needs of the agencies and firefighters.
NWCG Safety and Health Working Team
The purpose of this team is to improve firefighter health, safety, and effectiveness through emphasis on excellence in workforce development, leadership, and the establishment of standards. Through data collection and analysis the team will validate and prioritize safety issues for resolution and communication to the field and management. Team principles will emphasize the values embodied in High Reliability Organizations and help promote the concepts within the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.
The NWCG – Safety and Health Working Team (SHWT) is pleased to announce the launching of a new website. The purpose of the Hazard Tree and Tree Felling website is to help firefighters manage and mitigate this recognized high risk threat to safety in the wildland fire environment. The website will provide a centralized consistent emphasis on high risk activities, programs, and issues involving hazard trees and tree felling to meet the safety needs of the agencies and firefighters. The website includes ongoing information, education, and recommendations on the important roles that leadership, supervisors, sawyers, and individual employees have in managing and mitigating tree hazards.
Six Minutes For Safety The Federal Fire and Aviation Safety Team (FFAST) encourages every fire program to become involved in Six Minutes for Safety. This is the first interagency safety initiative that, on a daily basis, addresses the high risk situations that historically get our people in trouble.
SAFENET Front line firefighters have another tool that provides a way to be heard and get unsafe situations resolved on the fireline. SAFENET is a form, and process. It's a method for reporting and resolving field situations quickly and at the level closest to the fire.
The Aviation Safety Communique (SAFECOM) database fulfills the Aviation Mishap Information System (AMIS) requirements for aviation mishap reporting for the Department of Interior agencies and the US Forest Service.
DOI Bureau of Land Management Office of Fire and Aviation Standards for Fire and Aviation Operations, A new Web site for Airspace Information...
DOI National Park Service Fire Management Program Center Wildland and Structural Fire, Success Stories, Fire Aviation, Weather, Prevention...
FIREWISE Those who live in areas prone to wildland fires must take precautions to safeguard their homes. The Firewise Web site offers information about reducing the risk of property damage and loss due to wildfire in the Wildland/Urban Interface.
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation A nonprofit organization that provides emergency financial assistance to the families of fallen wildland firefighters.
Wildland Fire Training Sites:
University of Idaho GS-401 Series Page (Link posted 031505) Ways to meet the academic requirements of Interagency Fire Program Management (IFPM) hosted by College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho in collaboration with federal agency partners.
Wildland Firefighting at Clackamas Community College (Link posted 120204) The Clackamas CC has a 1-year certificate as well as an associate degree in wildland firefighting. Email: SueMet@clackamas.edu, Sue Metcalfe at 503-657-6958 Ext. 2570
The Wildland Firefighter Apprenticeship Program Information on Academies, Recruitment, Forms, FAQ's, and some great pictures of academy events.
Fire Career Assistance FCA provides up to date & comprehensive employment information.
Interagency Aviation Training program for the Department of the Interior and USFS employees.
National Wildland Fire Training This site enables access to Local Area, Geographic Area, National, and other related Interagency Wildland Fire Training information.
National Advanced Fire Resource Institute (NAFRI) This Web site offers a complete NAFRI course calendar, fire management links, and opportunities for you to ask questions and offer feedback on NAFRI courses.
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Fire Training Develops interagency fire and aviation-related training courses for nationwide use. Federal and state agencies provide subject matter experts to work with training professionals. Performance-based training packages are developed, certified, published, and distributed for use by agency field offices.
Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program The most essential element of successful wildland firefighting is competent and confident leadership. The wildland fire leadership development program has been established to provide an avenue for you to improve essential leadership skills during all stages of your career.
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
I-Suite The I-Suite application consists of the Incident Resource Status System (IRSS), Incident Cost Accounting and Reporting System (ICARS), Incident Time System (ITS) and the Incident Action Plan (IAP)
NWCG ROSS Project The National Interagency Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS)
Annual Wildland Fire Refresher Training A centralized resource for instructors of refresher training to obtain pertinent policy guidance and identify interagency materials used throughout the nation.
Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center-- Tallahassee, Florida
Incident Qualifications and Certification System (IQCS) Project: An interagency effort to develop a single, automated incident qualification and certification system.
NOAA National Weather Service Fire Weather Page Forecasts, Offices and Outlooks
Other Lessons Learned Sites:
The Campbell Prediction System (CPS) is a practical way to use on-scene fire behavior observations in order to determine fire behavior strategies and tactics. A combination of scientific research and the knowledge of the successful firefighters' methods and practices are utilized to explain fire behavior.
DHS Lessons Learned Website (link posted 050404) A new online government resource that collects lessons learned, best practices, and “good stories” from emergency response exercises and actual terrorist attacks. The Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) will speed the process of disseminating emergency management information to state and local first responders at a password protected Website: http://www.llis.gov
Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) "The old saying "Live and Learn" must be reversed in war, for there we "Learn and Live"; otherwise we die. It is with this learning , in order to live, that the Army is so vitally concerned." -U.S. War Department Pamphlet No. 20-17, July 1945
The Society for Effective Lessons Learned (SELLS)
(link posted 04/26/06) The Society for Effective Lessons Learned Sharing is a volunteer organization comprised of members from various DOE programs, Operations Offices, sites, and contractors that share the common goal of improving information exchange across the DOE complex, as well as between the Department and other public and private organizations.
Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned
(link posted 04/26/06) The Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned (MCCLL) is part of the Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), Marine Corps Training and Education Command (TECOM), located on MCB Quantico, VA.
Other Interesting Sites:
FEDSTATS The gateway to statistics from over 100 Federal Agencies
Defend AMERICA.mil The gateway to the US Department of Defense news and information about the war on terrorism.
FIRSTGOV The Official Government Gateways for citizens, businesses or government employees interacting with the government.
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