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|What It Costs|
|Training and Employee Development|
|FWS Fire Mentoring|
|Mentee Application (pdf)|
|Mentor Application (pdf)|
|Steering Committee (pdf)|
|Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation|
|Wildland Fire Workshops for Consultation Biologists|
|FWS Fire Program Policies & Guidance|
|Wildland Fire Management Program Strategic Plan 2006-2010 (pdf)|
|FWS Fire Management Handbook|
|FWS Fire Management Plans|
|Fuel & Fire Effects Monitoring Guide (pdf)|
|Emergency Stabilization & Rehabilitation|
|FWS Policy Guidance|
|Active Plan Status|
|Download - Guiding Principles of Fire Policy (pdf)|
|Download - Legal Mandates & Fire Management (pdf)|
|Download - Fire Management Planning (pdf)|
|FWS Outreach Materials|
|Benefits of Fire (pdf)|
|FWS Fire Contacts (pdf)|
|Fire on National Wildlife Refuges (pdf)|
|Wildlife and Habitat Management (pdf)|
|Fire Management - Keeping Fire On Our Side (pdf)|
|Inside Fire Management: 2006 (pdf)|
|Emergency Firefighter Pay Documents|
|2006 AD Pay Plan (pdf)|
|AD Pay Plan Instructional Memo 2006-001-Amended (doc)|
|Casual Hire Payment Processing (doc)|
|Casual Pay OF-288 Audit (doc)|
|Casual Hire Form (doc)|
|Casual Pay Approving Official Memo (doc)|
|Casual Pay Approving Official POC (doc)|
|Casual Pay Address Change Form (doc)|
|Casual Pay Removal of EFT Account (doc)|
|Direct Deposit Sign-up Form (pdf)|
|Direct Deposit/ETA Information (doc)|
|Missing W-2 Withholding (doc)|
|IRS W-4 Withholding (pdf)|
|IRS W-5 Earned Income Credit (pdf)|
|Living With Fire|
|Wildland Urban Interface|
|Rural Fire Assistance|
|Prevention and Education|
|National News Archives|
|International News Archives|
|New Hampshire News|
|New Jersey News|
|New Mexico News|
|New York News|
|North Carolina News|
|North Dakota News|
|Rhode Island News|
|South Carolina News|
|South Dakota News|
|West Virginia News|
|Frequently Asked Questions|
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages public land in every U.S. state and territory, including 550 national wildlife refuges and 70 national fish hatcheries.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages more than 75 million burnable acres, including 24 million acres of forest/brushland and 4 million acres of grassland.
More than 80% of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands in the continental U.S. (and more than 90% in Alaska) include fire-adapted ecosystems with vegetation dependent on periodic fire.
An average of 500 wildfires burn 300,000 acres each year on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service lands. The Service also burns more than 350,000 acres a year using prescribed fire.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service annual fire program budget is approximately $80 million.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employs more than 500 permanent fire professionals, along with 200 seasonal and temporary fire employees during fire season.
More than 2,000 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees are qualified to assist with wildland fire management on an interagency basis.
The U.S. Fish and Wildland Service Fire Management Program protects more than 700 communities and wildland-urban interface areas.
Historically, an acre was the amount of land tillable by one man behind an ox in one day. This measures 90% of a football field. There are 640 acres in a square mile.
More than 90% of the hazardous fuels reduction by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is completed using prescribed fire.