Alaskans work together to manage wildland fire. Fire management is a joint effort among federal, state and local governments, native organizations, fire departments, communities and landowners.
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center (AICC) is the Geographic Area Coordination Center for Alaska. Located at Ft. Wainwright (near Fairbanks), AICC serves as the focal point for initial attack resource coordination, logistics support, and predictive services for all state and federal agencies involved in wildland fire management in Alaska. AICC operates on an interagency basis. Cooperators include: Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, Bureau of Land Management, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and US Fish and Wildlife Service.
The mission of the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (AWFCG) is to provide a forum that fosters cooperation, coordination, collaboration, and communication for wildland fire management and related activities in the State of Alaska. Members include: State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game, State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, Chugachmiut, Association of Village Council Presidents, Tanana Chiefs Conference, and the Anchorage Fire Department.Statewide Master Agreement
Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan
Alaska Wildland Fire Management Options: 2012
Agency Administrator's Guide
The Alaska Multi-Agency Coordinating (MAC) Group provides a forum to discuss actions to be taken to ensure that an adequate number of resources are available to meet anticipated needs and to allocate those resources most efficiently during periods of shortage. The Alaska MAC Group forum ensures coordinated incident prioritization, resource allocation and acquisition, State and Federal disaster response or coordination, political interfaces, information provided to media and agencies involved, anticipation of future needs, and identification and resolution of issues common to all parties. Members include: State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service, National Park Service, US Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and a Native Corporation (one statewide representative).
LinksCanadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre
National Interagency Fire Center
National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group
National Geographic Area Coordination Center