The Fire Equipment page is all about equipment.
It’s initial primary purpose is to share with the field what
is being accomplished within the fire fleet program area.
The Fire and Aviation Management community identified
a need in 2006 to begin looking at standardizing our engines. This
ambitious effort received attention from the Chief and the Under
Secretary when it was submitted as one of the 47 management efficiencies
for Fire and Aviation.
In January 2008 a charter was completed and a group
was officially formed to begin the process to develop new engine
standards. This group worked through the data and made recommendations
to the Regional Fire Directors and Regional Foresters last Fall.
Commitment from the Regional Foresters was received
and in the end we now have new engine standards for Types 3 through
The Forest Service will benefit a great deal
from this initiative and it will continue as we commit to looking
at standardizing all of our fire fleet.