What It Is
Reference Manual #18 – Wildland Fire Management contains the most detailed and comprehensive instructions for implementing servicewide wildland fire management programs for the National Park Service.
The manual provides NPS field employees:
- Legal references,
- Operating policies,
- General information,
- Recommendations, and
- Examples to assist them in carrying out NPS Management Policies and the Director’s Order.
The document is intended to be read in its entirety as there are interrelationships among the chapters.
Why It Matters
RM18 establishes a consistent system-wide framework for planning for, responding to and recovering from wildfire incidents. This framework helps ensure the safety of firefighting personnel, NPS personnel and the public and the protection of natural and cultural resources.
- You can find more wildland fire training courses and resources on the Fire and Aviation Management CLP Landing Page!