National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) - National Multi-agency Coordination Center (NMAC)
Entry ID: MSU0027

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Summary
Abstract: The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho is the nation's support center for wildlandfirefighting. Seven federal and state agencies call NIFC home and work together to coordinate and support wildland fire and disaster operations. These agencies include the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, National Association of State Foresters, National Weather Service, and Office of Aircraft Services.

The NIFC contains informtion on national fire weather forecasts, wildland fires, wildland fire statistics, national fire maps, and wildland seasonal fire outlooks.

The NIFC coordinates with the NOAA National Weather Service for national fire weather forecasts and the USDA Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: National Interagency Fire Center information and links to maps


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management program


Geographic Coverage
 N: 76.0 S: 19.0  E: -67.0  W: -172.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IDAHO > Boise


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >FOREST SCIENCE >FOREST FIRE SCIENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >DROUGHT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >WILDFIRES >WILDFIRES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >FIRE ECOLOGY >FIRE OCCURRENCE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >FIRE MANAGEMENT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Keywords
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
Environmental Protection > Climate > Climate Change
CLIMATE
FIRE MANAGEMENT
HUMAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
LAND AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
WEATHER
WILDLAND FIRES
wildfires


Originating Center
USDA/FS


Data Center
National Interagency Coordination Center, National Interagency Fire Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nifc.gov/news/nicc.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NIFC EXTERNAL AFFAIRS OFFICE
Phone: 208-387-5512
Email: NIFC_Comments at nifc.blm.gov
Contact Address:
National Interagency Fire Center
External Affairs Office
3833 S. Development Ave.
City: Boise
Province or State: Idaho
Postal Code: 83705
Country: USA


Personnel
DELVIN BUNTON
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 503-326-2272
Fax: 503-326-5186
Contact Address:
USDA Forest Service
P.O. BOX 3623
City: Portland
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97208
Country: USA


BRUCE KEENE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 800-253-5559
Fax: 406-329-3347
Contact Address:
USDA Forest Service
Northern Region Federal Building
200 East Broadway
City: Missoula
Province or State: MT
Postal Code: 59807
Country: USA


Publications/References
Yancik, Richard F., and Peter J Proussopoulis. 1982. User's
guide to the national fire occurrence data library. 25 p. USDA
Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment
Station, Fort Collins, CO.

Several publications exist that describe the weather
information. The most useful publication is listed below. Most
of the information, other than specific run instructions, is
still applicable.

Furman, R. William and Glenn E. Brink. 1975. The national fire
weather data library: What it is and how to use it. 8 p. Gen.
Tech. Rep. RM-19. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and
Range Experiment Station, Fort Collins, CO.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-18

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