Fire Management Working Group is a forum for exchanging
experience and technology for the protection and control
of forest fires; for cooperation among the three NAFC
countries to develop strategies and actions to solve
technical and management problems; and to actively participate
with international agencies to conduct and promote activities
that will foster world-wide cooperation and development.
management in our forests and grasslands is a problem
of international proportions. Ecosystems and fires do
not recognize international boundaries. Fire that is
a threat to one nation's forest resources is equally
a threat to its neighbor.
world has long recognized the need to protect our homes,
fields, forests, and watersheds because they provide
our homes, food, jobs, and recreation. Forestry research
is also teaching us the value of the forests and grasslands
as ecosystems that are vital to the health and well
being of everyone.
Fire Management Working Group was established in 1962.
The current charter was ratified by the membership at the annual meeting
in October 2005. There have been 39 meetings that
have rotated annually between the three member countries.
experiences and technological advances regarding prevention,
wildland fire management and fire use.
mutual aid and technical exchanges between, Canada,
Mexico and the United States in the development of
strategy and appropriate actions to resolve technical
problems of the North American region.
support and participate in international fire management
programs with fire management agencies throughout
the world by developing and promoting activities that
support international cooperation and development.
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