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Wildland Fire Safety

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The Wildland Fire Team:
"We get by with a lot of help from our friends!"


The Forest Service firefighters are the best trained and the best equipped firefighters in the world. Even so, we need the talents and sheer person-power of our partners to fight fires, and to enhance the resources through fuels reduction projects.

With many jurisdictions in the country susceptible to wildland fire, cooperative agreements outline how the Forest Service will respond in providing mutual aid and cost effective fire protection for public lands and surrounding communities, especially those in the wildland/urban interface.

The Forest Service also has a variety of programs to help State and rural firefighters enhance their departments with equipment, training and communications.

This Web site is managed by Fire & Aviation Management Staff, USDA Forest Service, Washington. We have compiled pages containing links related to the topics listed in this index. Some of these links are not Forest Service sites, and they will take you out of the USFS Fire & Aviation Web site.

Links on this page do not constitute an endorsement of the content of any Web site not managed by Fire & Aviation Management Staff, USDA Forest Service, Washington, DC. We provide these links solely as information resources. We hope you find them useful!



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