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Wildland Fire Policy Committee

The IAFC’s Wildland Fire Policy Committee (WFPC) supports effective wildland fire response, serves as the voice of the local fire service on the national level and provides oversight to the IAFC’s wildland programs. This section includes policy statements, current news and a wealth of research on wildland fires.

Wildland Policy Events
Wildland Urban Interface Conference

Wildland-Urban Interface Conference 2024

March 26 - 28, 2024
Reno, NV
Three essential tracks - Fire Adapted Communities, operations & suppression, and policy & tools - ensure you and your team get everything you need to minimize and manage threats in the WUI.
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The IAFC's Wildland Fire Policy Committee (WFPC) works to support effective wildland fire response by the fire service by advancing solutions to the challenges outlined in the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.

The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy is a strategic push to:

  • Work collaboratively among all stakeholders and across all landscapes, using best science to make meaningful progress towards managing vegetation and fuels
  • Protect homes, communities and other values at-risk
  • Manage human-caused ignitions
  • Effectively and efficiently respond to wildfire

Hero in You

Two-minute video including overview of steps homeowners and communities can take to be fire-adapted. Embed, download or play this video as part of your Fire Adapted Community outreach.