National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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.

Primary Objectives

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.


NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
Meeting Schedule: 
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