Fire Chemical Subcommittee

Two wildland fire personnel move a chemical retardant bag. Artistic background of chemical dust, the compound and hazard symbols, with a single engine airtanker flying in on right side of image. Decorative.

Mission Statement

The Fire Chemical Subcommittee (FCSC) provides national leadership regarding interagency standards and guidelines for wildland fire chemicals.

A chemical retardant mixing area in an open field on a fire assignment. Several trucks parked with bags of chemicals lined up and mixing tanks in background.
  • Provide technical and operational guidance to fire managers and promote the safety of all personnel involved in the use of wildland fire chemicals.
  • Review, evaluate, and provide recommendations for specifications and testing, equipment, training, and use of ground and aerially-applied wildland fire chemicals.

A chemical mixing technician stands atop a mixing tank ready to dump a chemical bag into the tank.


Shirley Zylstra
NWCG Coordinator: 
Tim Blake
Meeting Schedule: 
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