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  • April 15, 2016
    Wildland fire suppression is a costly endeavor; everything—from air tankers to personnel and hand rakes to bulldozers—costs money. At $2.1 billion, last year was the costliest year ever when it comes to wildland fire suppression. In fact, federal wildland fire ... read more
  • December 21, 2015
    On November 9, the White House hosted the Fire Chiefs`` White House Roundtable: Climate Impacts on the Wildland Urban Interface ... read more
  • October 9, 2015
    Fairfax, Va. – Testifying before a House Agriculture Committee panel, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) this week reaffirmed its strong support of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy and urged the administration and Congress to address the increasing ... read more
  • January 27, 2015
    Fairfax, Va. – The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) today recommended several federal policy changes before a U.S. House Transportation Committee panel to help FEMA play a more beneficial role in the fight against costly wildland fires. In 2013, wildland ... read more

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.

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Policy

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.

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