Policy, through the Department of the Interior as well as the National Park Service, assists the structural fire program in accomplishing a complex mission safely.

Departmental Manuals

  • Departmental Manual, Safety Management
    Part 485, Chapter 19-Fire Safety. Specifies the minimum program requirements for protecting Departmental and public property and persons from the adverse effects of fires.
  • Departmental Manual, Safety Management
    Part 485, Chapter 20-Personal Protective Equipment. Specifies the minimum Safety and Occupational Health Program (Program) requirements for the selection, issuance, use, maintenance, and storage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Departmental Manual, Safety Management
    Part 485, Chapter 6-Inspections and Abatements. Specifies the minimum program requirements for conducting formal inspections of establishments and timely abatement of identified hazards.
  • Departmental Manual, Administrative Services
    Part 310, Chapter 11-Smoking in Public Buildings. Prohibits the smoking of all tobacco products in the interior space of all facilities occupied by the Department of the Interior.
  • Departmental Manual, Property Management
    Part 411, Chapter 3-Standards for Managing Museum Property. States the Department's professional standards for managing museum property.

Director's Orders

  • Director's Orders #58—Structural Fire Management
    The purpose of this Director's Order is to provide more detailed interpretation of the structural fire policy articulated in National Park Service Management Policies 2006 by setting forth the operational policies and procedures necessary to establish and implement structural fire management programs throughout the National Park System.
  • Director's Orders #57—Occupational Medical Standards, Health and Fitness
    Referenced in RM #58 related to medical and physical fitness requirements to be certified by the NPS Structural Fire Program to perform fire suppression duties.
  • Director's Order #24—NPS Museum Collection Management
    This Director's Order provides further policy guidance, standards, and requirements for preserving, protecting, documenting, and providing access to, and use of, NPS museum collections.
  • Director's Order #20—Agreements
    The purpose of this Director's Order is to: (1) establish NPS policies and procedures for administering agreements; (2) identify and describe the types of agreements that the NPS enters into with Federal and non-Federal entities; (3) identify and describe the responsibilities and functions of NPS officials in administering agreements; and (4) affirm the NPS's commitment to comply with the regulations, policies and procedures imposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Executive Orders (E.O.), the Department of the Interior (DOI) regulations and other applicable governmental laws and regulations.
  • Director's Order #18—Wildland Fire Management
    This Director's Order states the basic principles and strategic guidelines governing the management of wildland fire by the National Park Service (NPS).

Reference Manuals

Handbooks and Guidelines