USDA Forest Service Shield and Link to the US Forest Service Website.
National Interagency Fire Center Logo and Link to the NIFC Website. USDA Logo and Link to the USDA Website.
Call-When-Needed Helicopters
Pictures of various helicopters performing water and retardant chemical drops on fires.

For questions regarding this National program and it's use by the Forest Service, contact Robert Hoffman at,

(208) 387-5681 or e-mail Robert Hoffman

For ALL questions regarding this National program and it's use by OTHER Agencies (ie BLM, BIA, FWS, NPS) please contact Janice Haener at,

(208) 433-5043 or e-mail Janice Haener.

For ALL other inquiries including questions about Regional aviation resources, please contact one of the Contracting Officers who are assigned to your Region of interest.

U.S. Forest Service, Contracting
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 S. Development Avenue
Boise, Idaho 83705-5354
Phone: (208) 387-5665
Fax: (208) 387-5384
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Other Helpful Links
Interagency Helicopter Operations Guide (IHOG)
U.S. Forest Service Fire & Aviation
U.S. Forest Service Aviation Safety
USDI, Aviation Management Directorate
NIFC - Solicitations

Link to Solicitations on the Federal Business Opportunities Website