Since August 2000 and the start of the National Fire Plan, the BLM Fillmore Field Office has worked diligently to keep pace with the region's needs, augmented by its rapidly growing wildland urban interface. Still, issues such as the recent trends in home building and subdivision growth, along with the ever-increasing number of acres consumed by wildfires each successive season, bring concerns for fire managers and experts.
In light of these concerns, the Fillmore Field Office has successfully met the region's fire suppression and mitigation needs, due in part to cooperative efforts. Not only does the Fillmore Field Office partner with neighboring BLM offices, Fillmore Field Office also joins its fire resources with other state and federal agencies. The Central Utah Interagency Management Group is just one example of Fillmore Field Office's cooperative fire suppresssion and mitigation efforts. The Central Utah Interagency Management Group consists of interagency fire partners throughout Central Utah. Agencies include the BLM, Forest Service, and Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. These agencies combine resources which come together at the Richfield Interagency Fire Center and are dispatched throughout Central Utah.
For more information on fire activity throughout the state of Utah go to http://www.utahfireinfo.gov/