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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.

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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.

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Web Sites


    Publications and Guidance

  • FEPMIS is used to manage FEPP and FFP property. Training and User Access can be found here.
  • Cognos Training material are available by logging into FEPMIS and selecting FAMWEB Data Warehouse.
  • The FEPP Desk Guide provides guidance for the FEPP program
  • GSA Xcess is where you look for FEPP property. A generic user ID and password is available to see what property is availabe for excess in the FEPP program.
  • FFP Standard Operating Procedures provides guidance on the Firefighter Property program.
  • Use the Julian Date Calendar to determine what the Julian Date Number is for each day of the year.
  • FEPP Inventory Instructions


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