National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Fire Management Board

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The FMB provides a mechanism for coordinated and integrated federal wildland fire program management and implementation. The Board, taking strategic policy and program direction from the Fire Executive Council, directs, coordinates and oversees the development and implementation of federal wild land fire policy and programs to provide consistent and cost-effective program management. The Board is accountable for and has the authority to coordinate federal program management and oversight.


The Board is responsible for and has the authority to:

  • Provide common, integrated implementation strategies, approaches, programs, and oversight for implementing federal wildland fire policies
  • Provide federal wildland fire program strategy, policy, budget and program recommendations to the Fire Executive Council
  • Provide recommendations on information and technology requirements, priorities, and investments to the Wildland Fire Information and Technology Executive Board
  • Provide recommendations on science and research requirements and priorities necessary to support wildland fire program management activities
  • Identify requirements and recommend priorities for standards necessary to ensure interoperability of intergovernmental wildland fire activities and operations
  • Consult with our non-federal partners
  • Develop recommendations for interagency wildland fire administrative/business support needs


Key Documents



Member Role Title Organization Email
Chris Wilcox Chair Chief, Fire Management FWS
Julian Affuso Member Assistant Director, Doctrine, Learning and Risk Management FS
Aaron Baldwin Member Branch Chief Wildland Fire Management BIA
Aitor Bidaburu Member Fire Program Specialist, U.S. Fire Administration USFA
Meagan Conry Member Deputy Assistant Director DOI
Sarah Fisher Vice-Chair Deputy Director Aviation and Operations USFS
Erin Horsburgh Member Deputy Director, Management & Programs, Office of Wildland Fire DOI
Brad Koeckeritz Member Division Chief, Office of Aircraft Services DOI
Charles Russell Member Acting Chief Branch of Wildland Fire NPS




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