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Winnemucca Wildfire Support Group (WSG)

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The Wildfire Support Group (WSG) is a non-profit organization, and  cooperates with the BLM. The WSG was formed after the 1999 fire season because of multiple large fires, limited suppression resources, exceedingly high acreage losses, and numerous un-staffed fires.

Local ranchers affected by heavy resource damage and loss proposed an idea of assisting the Winnemucca District Office to suppress wildfires.

The initial concept provided three primary services; quick detection and on-scene size up, accurate local access knowledge and information, and access to close proximity heavy equipment. This initial concept helped to shape the WSG into what it is today.

The WSG consists of local ranchers who are trained in basic wildland fire and act as early detection and suppression resources on remote fires with in the Winnemucca district.

If you are interested in finding out more information about the WSG or becoming a WSG member contact our agency coordinator through the link on the right hand side of the page.

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