Kaweah Wildland Fire Module - Crew 91

Firefighters communicate with each other during a grassland prescribed burn.
Communication in complex environments is vitally important.

NPS / Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Photo

Based at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, the Kaweah Wildland Fire Module is a 10-person wildland fire crew stationed at the Hammond Fire Station in Three Rivers adjacent to Sequoia National Park.

The mission of the Wildland Fire Module (WFM) is to provide an innovative, safe, highly mobile, logistically independent, and versatile fire module with a primary commitment to maintain fire’s role as a natural ecological process for wildland fire management and incident operations.

Once known as Fire Use Modules, WFMs bring ecological and technical-based expertise in support of National Park Service fire management objectives.

Five firefighters roll a large section of a tree away from a planned fireline.
Teamwork is a key part of the Kaweah Wildland Fire Module's success.

NPS / Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Photo

Mission goals are accomplished through the implementation of prescribed fire, managing wildfires for multiple objectives, and conducting mechanical fuels treatments. In addition to the primary mission, the module may be used for initial attack operations.

Even though the module calls Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks home, the Kaweah Wildland Fire Module is available to support interagency fire programs at both the regional and national levels.

More more information about the Kaweah Wildland Fire Module, please contact us via e-mail.

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Crew members fall a dead tree which ignited near the perimeter of the Hockett fire on Sequoia National Park in 2013.  While standing, this tree threatened firefighter safety and was a source of burning embers with the potential to start new spot fires.

NPS Photo

Last updated: April 15, 2018

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