The US Fish and Wildlife Service firefighters provide wildfire protection for refuges, fish hatcheries and local communities, by supressing or managing wildland fires. USFWS firefighters are highly trained and skilled individuals that respond to wildland fires all over the United States either as members of incident response teams which help manage larger wildfires or as individuals who assist with wildland fires in varied roles.
Firefighters are trained to meet or exceed national standards established by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) that emphasizes firefighter and public safety. Training and on the job learning are fundamental in maintaining a safe and skilled fire organization. Throughout the US Fish and Wildlife Service support for training opportunities is emphasized.