Alaska Fire Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
The Alaska Fire Service provides wild land fire management on an interagency basis for land managed or owned by U.S. Interior Department Agencies, Alaska Native Corporations and the Military in Alaska. Fire management is conducted under coordinated interagency fire management plans. These plans call for a wide range of options, ranging from all-out aggressive initial attack to monitoring fires burning on lands where resource values do not warrant suppression expenditures.
The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service is responsible for wild land fire management on all Department of Interior and Native corporation lands and on most military land in Alaska.
AFS coordinates with the National Interagency Fire Center In Boise, Idaho, to bring resources from the Lower 48 when fire conditions warrant it and aids other states' suppression efforts by providing smoke jumpers, hotshot crews, Native village crews and support personnel.