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Fire and Aviation

The mission of the New Mexico BLM Fire, Fuels, and Aviation Program is to provide professional, effective, and safe fire suppression and fuels management services to help the BLM and its interagency partners meet their objectives. 

BLM has fire management responsibility on 13.5 million acres of public land on four districts in New Mexico. With a fleet of 14 engines, we respond to an average of 300 wildfires per year that occur on both public, State, and private lands as a result of our mutual aid agreements with other agencies. We also manage the Roswell Air Tanker Base, a reload base for large air tankers and host to single engine air tankers during periods of peak fire activity. Implementing fire prevention activities to reduce the number of human-caused fires is also a Program priority.

Additionally, BLM fire personnel successfully reduce hazardous fuels and/or improve ecosystem health through a variety of prescribed fire, mechanical, or chemical treatments. 

BLM’s assistance to communities-at-risk in New Mexico’s wildland-urban interface has exceeded $3 million to date. 

Interested in Applying for A Firefighting Position?
This is the place to do it. At times, there can be several jobs to choose from across the country. Find out more by going to Fire jobs website.

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BLM New Mexico Fire Program

NM Fire
Fire Planning
Wildland Fire Operations
Community Assistance
Fuels Management
   Smoke Management
   Biomass Utilization
   Fire Adapted Ecosystems 

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New Mexico Fire Information

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