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Mission Statement
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The National Fire Equipment System (NFES) is an interagency body of principles, regulations, rules, standards, procedures and facilities designed to provide equipment and supplies for wildland fire management activities. Although planned, sized and funded to support wildland fire suppression, the NFES National Interagency Support Cache System may support other emergency, disaster, fire-related or land management activities, provided that such support is permitted by agency policies and does not adversely affect the primary mission.
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Who We Are
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We are located in every geographical region of the United States with a shared national inventory value of $91,982,085. These resources are shared and moved throughout the wildfire season to allow us to annually issue supplies and equipment to any tasking we receive.

 

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Cache Concept
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The Cache concept is to provide a reusable resource of standardized equipment and supplies that is commonly available to all customers within a specified area to meet short-term needs for wildland fire management.

Our role continues to evolve into an all-hazard, all-use incident support. We are routinely tasked to provide equipment and supplies to diverse disasters such as yearly hurricane relief, the 9-11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center and the Columbia Recovery.

We stock individual items that range from gloves, goggles, fire resistant clothing, canteens, hardhats, and hand tools to gasoline driven pumps, chainsaws complete with radio kits for portable field communication and helicopter operations fits. We routinely provide personal tents, portable octagon shelters and sleeping bags to fit most field conditions. If it is needed for fighting Wildland fire we probably have it or can get it quickly through partnerships with GSA and other vendors.

 

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Partnerships
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The NFES Interagency Support Cache System is a cooperative partnership among members of the National Wildfire Coordination Group, General Services Administration, National Fire Equipment System Caches, and other established sources of equipment and supplies.

 

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