Our Priorities

The Office of Wildland Fire supports a variety of priority efforts to increase safety and effectiveness for the nation's wildland fire community.

Through 2026, a significant Office of Wildland Fire priority will be executing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which is a once-in-a-generation wildland fire management investment.

  • Wildland firefighters stand in a row with a forested landscape in the background.
    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides a historic $5 billion investment in federal wildland fire management over five years.

    Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  • A close up photo of a wildland firefighter's face and helmet.
    Staff in the Office of Wildland Fire work to ensure a harassment-free workplace, modernize hiring practices, control risk, and support professional development so that the Department of the Interior can continue to recruit, retain, and empower a workforce of over 4,000 people managing wildland fire on public and Tribal lands throughout the country.


  • A wildland firefighter holds a weather assessment tool during spring training.
    For anyone looking to work in a field that's physically and mentally challenging, gets you outdoors, provides opportunities for travel, delivers occasional spikes of adrenaline, and serves the greater good, wildland fire checks a lot of boxes. It also takes a lot of people working a variety of jobs to build a successful operation. No matter your skill set, there’s a job for you in wildland fire.

    Working in Wildland Fire