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Idaho has one of the largest and most complex fire management programs in the BLM, protecting and managing wildfire on approximately 11 million acres of rangelands and forests in central and southern parts of the State.  Volatile fuel conditions and difficult terrain make this especially challenging.

The fire management program is made up of the following four components: Wildland fire suppression, hazardous fuels treatment, fire rehabilitation and community assistance and protection. Our priorities include protection of firefighter and public safety, property and valuable resources.

About 250 seasonal firefighters and 150 year-long fire managers and specialists serve as Idaho's fire management team.  Each year, the team responds to an average of 330 fires that burn about 270,000 of public and private lands. 

Fire management in Idaho is carried out through three regional interagency dispatch centers. Each dispatch center serves as the fire command center for a large region, conducting training, allocating personnel and equipments, managing aircraft operations, providing fire information, and supervising fire management strategies.

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From left: Tim Murphy?, Assistant Director for the National Landscape Conservation System (acting), Camas Beames, Eric Killoy, Mackenzie Tiegs, BLM Deputy Director Linda Lance. Twin Falls District BLM Firefighters Awarded for Valor and Exceptional Service: Calm Thinking and Quick Action Resulted in Lifesaving Help

Congratulations to our BLM Twin Falls District firefighters who were awarded for valor and exceptional service to the nation as public servants at the 70th Honor Awards Convocation of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Engine Captain Eric Killoy (Heyburn), Engine Operator Camas Beames (Hazelton), firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) certified Mackenzie Tiegs (Buhl), and firefighter and EMT trainee Dylan Forrester (Caldwell) were recognized for their heroic actions last summer when they were the first to respond to a helicopter accident. Their calm thinking and quick action resulted in lifesaving help for the three victims of the crash. MORE


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