Interagency Partners

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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.

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Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group

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
Anchorage Fire Department.
Statewide Master Agreement
Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan
Alaska Wildland Fire Management Options: 2014
Agency Administrator's Guide

Multi-Agency Coordination Group

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).Additional Information:

Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre
National Interagency Fire Center
National Wildland Fire Coordinating Group
National Geographic Area Coordination Center 

Last updated: December 20, 2018