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COVID-19 Wildland Fire Response Plans & Guides

This web page is intended to provide a Northeast regional geographic source for guidance and considerations for maintaining continuity of wildland fire response in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2020 fire year. The plans and guidance posted here are intended to be a central point of reference for those tasked with management of wildland fires in the presence of COVID-19.

Plans and Resources

  • Wildfires and the Pandemic – What’s Ahead. Written by Chief Bob Roper of the Western Fire Chiefs’ Association – April 1, 2020. This article is intended to assist wildland fire managers in thinking about wildfire contingency planning in the presence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Fire Management Board (FMB) has provided guidance on how federal agencies with wildland fire responsibilities will make adjustments to annual wildland fire training and physical testing activities this year during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The FMB is a mechanism for coordinated and integrated federal wildland fire program management and implementation. Here is a link to the official memo from the Fire Management Board.



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