The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, Idaho, is the nation’s support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC. Decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept because NIFC has no single director or manager.
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) website has many links and resources for those looking for information on Wildland Fire and fire aviation policy, training, handbooks and manuals, dispatch, fire information, fire programs, and fire and fire aviation safety. A sample of those resources are listed below, but for a full list, visit the NIFC website.
The National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management branches of Wildland Fire, Aviation, and Structural Fire are located at NIFC.
General Educational Resources
- Mobilization Guide including a national fire preparedness plan and mobilization procedures for military assets
- Red Book – Interagency standards for fire and fire aviation operations
- A list of training opportunities including Interagency Aviation Training, Interagency Fire Program Management, and the Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program
Educational Resources for Aviation
- Reference materials and guides for aviation
- Operations and safety procedures guide for helicopter pilots
- Interagency helicopter pilot practical test standards
Educational Resources for Radio
- A list of available radio technical training opportunities
Educational Resources for Fire
- An educational multimedia library including podcasts, videos, and maps
- Fire shelter training materials
- Wildland fire prevention materials and training resources