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Photo of 2 vehicles under the Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) and the Firefighter Property (FFP) program

The Federal Excess Personal Property program
and the
FireFighter Property program


What is FEPP?

The Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) program refers to Forest Service-owned property that is on loan to State Foresters for the purpose of wildland and rural firefighting. Most of the property originally belonged to the Department of Defense (DoD). Once acquired by the Forest Service, it is loaned to State Cooperators for fire fighting purposes. The property is then loaned to the State Forester, who may then place it with local departments to improve local fire programs. State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service have mutually participated in the FEPP program since 1956.

To see yearly FEPP acquisitions,
Click here

Web Sites

  • FEPMIS database
  • WebFLIS
  • AAMS and GSA Xcess
  • A generic password for GSA Xcess
  • FS Technology & Development Centers
  • Roscommon Equipment Center
  • The National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property

    What is FFP?

    The Firefighter Property program (FFP) refers to one of the Department of Defense's (DoD) special programs where firefighters can get excess DoD property to be used for firefighting and emergency services. Certain property obtained from this program passes ownership after it has been in use for a specified period of time. This program is managed by the USDA Forest Service with cooperation of the State Forestry Agencies.

    To see yearly FFP acquisitions,
    click here.

    Publications and Guidance

  • FEPMIS and Cognos Training
  • FEPP Desk Guide
  • FFP Standard Operating Procedures
  • FSC Search
  • Condition Codes Defined
  • Demil codes and what they mean
  • Julian Date Calendar
  • FS Policy Letters and Guidance
  • FEPP Inventory Instructions
  • Contacts

  • State FEPP, FFP & VFA Contacts
  • FS FEPP Managers List
  • State Forestry FEPP sites
  • National Association of State Foresters
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