National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Kit Unit

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Mission Statement

The National Interagency Support Cache Kit Unit (NISC-KU) provides national leadership in all areas of emergency incident response kits that are part of the National Fire Equipment System.

Primary Objectives

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  • Manage kit standards development to increase efficiency of wildland fire and all hazard incident response.
  • Review, evaluate, and identify kit related issues; develop and implement corrective actions.
  • Manage new kit development and kit change requests. Integrate new or modified kits into the NFES system.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for kit building operations.
  • Provide recommendations on enhancing production, safety and efficiency for kit building operations.


NFES Kit Change/New Kit Proposal Form



Kelly Mahler
NWCG Coordinator: 
Carmen Thomason
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