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Mission:

The 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.

Fire 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.

The 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.

The Fire Management Working Group was established in 1962. The current charter was ratified at the November 2012 meeting. There have been 39 meetings that have rotated annually between the three member countries.

Objectives:

  • Exchange experiences and technological advances regarding prevention, wildland fire management and fire use.
  • Provide 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.
  • Actively 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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