Fire

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.

How do I become a firefighter?

Meet a BLM Firefighter

Fuels TreatmentsCitizens Fighting Fire: What Can You Do?
Fire RestrictionsDownload the "Fire Resistance of Plants" Master Database.


Curious about what’s legal and illegal on your public lands during fire season? Watch the videos below to learn more!


BLM Idaho Fire Twitter Follow Fire Information on Twitter

Be FireWise: We all have a role to play in protecting ourselves and each other from the risk of wildfire. Find out how you can adapt to living with wildfire.

2014 BLM Fire Prevention Order

Safety First for Firefighters: Know the signs of heat illness

Idaho Fire Plan: Learn about interagency coordination during fire restrictions and closures

Think Before you Burn: Individuals living outside city limits anywhere in Idaho, who plan to burn for any reason—including crop residue burning and excluding recreational campfires—during closed fire season must obtain a fire safety burn permit

Incident Information System (Inciweb)Fire Information Center

Wildland Fire Education: Student and teacher information 

National Interagency Fire Center: Nation's support center for wildland firefighting

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