Entering the final month of an intense wildfire season that has set the American West ablaze, with more than 17,000 wildfires across 2.3 million acres, Congress must recognize that its model for wildfire suppression is broken.
Over the past 20 years, a changing climate, population growth near forests and rangelands, and the buildup of brush and other fuels have dramatically increased the severity of wildfires and the damage that they cause to our natural lands and communities.
Florida State Forester Jim Karels was recognized by the Florida Cabinet this week in appreciation for his leadership during the investigation into the deaths of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona in 2013.
NASF Applauds Federal Excess Property Resolution Decision is a Relief to State Agencies Which Rely on
Transferred Equipment to Combat Wildfire
WASHINGTON—The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) applauds yesterday’s decision to fully restore transfers under the Federal Excess Property Program (FEPP) and the Firefighter Property Program (FFP) for wildland firefighting.
More than 1,000 wildland fires occur on Air Force lands each year, a threat which has lead to the development of the Wildland Fire Center (WFC).
WFC, part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center, was established July 2012 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The center provides guidance, expertise and oversight required by the Air Force and its installations to manage wildland fire risk and sustain the Air Force mission nationwide.
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF), the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are pleased to announce the launch the 2015 Wildfire Mitigation Awards.
The national Wildfire Mitigation Awards recognize outstanding service in wildfire mitigation efforts and activities to increase public recognition and awareness of the need for continuing mitigation efforts.
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