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Wildland Fire & Aviation Program

Tom Kurth, Wildland Fire & Aviation Program Manager

Norm McDonald, Program Manager

101 Airport Road
Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 761-6238

Wildland Fire & Aviation Program

Call 911 or 1-800-237-3633 to report a wildland fire.

This 10-page guide provides an interagency perspective at wildland fire management in Alaska.

Required April 1-August 31, unless otherwise specified. Always practice safe burning.

Protect your home and property from wildland fires! Contact a Forestry office for more information and a Firewise Alaska Brochure.

The Rural Alaska Fire Prevention Movie is another helpful tool for learning about the importance of implementing FireWise practices.

Flames encroaching on a cabin on the Kenai Peninsula. The fire is burning in beetle-killed trees.

Involve your neighbors and become a Firewise Community.

Find more information on training and employment opportunities, including a schedule of Red Card classes, Refresher classes and Pack Tests.

Fire Technicians, Fire Crews, and other interagency resources are crucial to the statewide firefighting effort.

Firefighting aircraft (including helicopters, air tankers, and other fixed wing planes) are a key to success for firefighting and logistics in Alaska.

Attention Pilots! Report fires to the nearest FSS or ATC facility. Please stay 7 NM away from all wildland fires and check for Temporary Flight Restrictions.

Interagency Fire Management

The Division of Forestry & Fire Protection (DOF) is one of three wildland fire Protection Agencies in Alaska. The Division protects much of the road-accessible area throughout the state.

BLM Alaska Fire Service, the US Forest Service and DOF implement actions documented and directed by the Alaska Interagency Wildland Fire Management Plan.

Note: Under agreements with DOF, cooperating fire departments also provide response to their communities and surrounding areas.

Map of the three Protection Areas of responsibility in Alaska.