Interagency Partners

Eleven people in dress uniform stand in front of the Jack Wilson Building at the National Interagency Fire Center
USFS, CalFire, BLM, and NPS wildland fire honor guard members stand in front of the Jack Wilson Building at NIFC.

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The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting.

Eight federal and state agencies call NIFC home and work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations. The National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management is headquartered at NIFC. Visit the NIFC website.

Bureau of Land Management
The BLM’s National Office of Fire and Aviation is headquartered at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, where fire experts develop policy, conduct wildland fire research, and coordinate with fire managers from other firefighting organizations.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
BIA’s mission is to execute fiduciary trust responsibility by protecting lives, property, and resources while restoring and maintaining healthy ecosystems through cost-effective and creative fire-management programs, collaboration, and promoting Indian self-determination.

National Association of State Foresters
NASF is a nonprofit organization that represents the directors of the state forestry agencies from all 50 states, eight US territories (American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Northern Marianas Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the US Virgin Islands), and the District of Columbia. A representative of NASF is stationed at NIFC in Boise, Idaho.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. NOAA employees work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. The branch of NOAA associated with the National Interagency Fire Center provides fire weather forecasts for the entire nation.

The National Park Service
The National Park Service's Division of Fire and Aviation Management is dedicated to leadership, collaboration, and safety, and has proactive programs that go beyond the immediate needs of emergency services.

US Fire Administration
The US Fire Administration (USFA) is an entity of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mission of the USFA is to provide national leadership to foster a solid foundation for fire and emergency services stakeholders in prevention, preparedness, and response.

US Fish and Wildlife Service
The US Fish and Wildlife Service's Fire Management Branch falls within the Division of Refuges, Washington Office. The branch is located at the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho and is responsible for overall staff direction for FWS’s fire program, which includes fuels management, wildfire management, and wildfire prevention. This involves technical expertise in firefighting and prescribed burning, an understanding of fire ecology, and interaction with the public.

US Forest Service
The Fire and Aviation Management part of the USDA Forest Service is a diverse group of people working to advance technologies in fire management and suppression, maintain and improve the extremely efficient mobilization and tracking systems in place, and reach out in support for all fire partners.

Last updated: July 18, 2016