The Department of the Interior organizes wildland fire management funding into a suite of programs. Work is carried out by staff in the four bureaus with wildland fire management responsibilities.

  • Preparedness

    Successful and safe wildland fire management often requires quick and decisive actions. We need personnel who are properly trained, equipped, and positioned before a fire starts.
  • Suppression

    Suppression involves the work that most people associate with wildland fire: firefighters in yellow and green digging line, an airplane dropping retardant on flames, plus all the equipment and supplies needed to support those efforts.
  • Fuel Management

    Fuel management is the strategic removal of vegetation to restore and maintain ecosystems and limit the negative impacts of wildfires.
  • Facilities

    The foundation of wildland fire management lies in the network of fire stations, airtanker bases, crew quarters, emergency dispatch centers, and other buildings that provide a home for firefighters, support staff, and their equipment. We support facilities funding for construction and maintenance work throughout the Department of the Interior.
  • Burned Area Rehab

    Burned Area Rehabilitation supports efforts to repair or improve landscapes unlikely to recover without human assistance.
  • Joint Fire Science

    The Joint Fire Science Program provides funding for scientific studies associated with managing wildland fire, fuels, and fire-impacted ecosystems that respond to the emerging needs of managers, practitioners, and policymakers at local and national levels.
  • Medical Standards

    Wildland firefighting is physically demanding work. Medical standards establish a baseline for wildland firefighter health and fitness.
  • Wildland Firefighter Health and Wellbeing

    The Interior and Agriculture departments are committed to supporting our wildland firefighters, who work in arduous, stressful environments.