BLM Fire Suppression Resources in Southern Nevada
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southern Nevada District Office provides fire suppression for more than seven million acres of federally managed public land and seasonally maintains three fire stations. Suppression resources include three Type 3 fire engines, two Type 6 fire engines, one interagency Type 6 fire engine, one interagency helicopter, one Type 2 initial attack handcrew, and one support water tender. BLM also stations Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) in Southern Nevada as fire danger dictates. SEAT bases are located in Mesquite and Jean.
Southern Nevada District Office hosts 65 career and seasonal staff. In addition, non-fire BLM employees and AD hires provide fire support and suppression duties as needed.
BLM, National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service fire suppression resources are dispatched from the Las Vegas Interagency Fire Dispatch Center (LVICC). Southern Nevada District Office additionally coordinates with Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Reclamation, Nevada Division of Forestry, Nye County, and Clark County on wildland fire suppression.