Interagency Fire Program Management Standard (IFPM)

Interagency Fire Program Management Standard (IFPM)

The Interagency Fire Program Management Standard (IFPM) is a collaborative effort between the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior wildland bureaus to establish minimum qualification standards for key positions in Fire and Aviation Management (FAM).  In addtion, the U.S. Forest Service implemented an agency addendum to IFPM called the Forest Service Fire Program Management Standard (FS-FPM). 


Human Resources NWCG Qualification Hierarchy Job Aid 

All Forest Service National Standard Position Descriptions (NSPD) are identified in the IFPM/FS-FPM Crosswalk.

Forest Service Implementation Plan for IFPM 


Forest Service IFPM Implementation Plan For FS-FPM