NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 2: Publications, PMS 449-2

The National Fire Equipment System (NFES) was created to provide standards for fire supplies and equipment as well as an organized method for ordering and stocking those items. The NWCG National Fire Equipment System Catalog, national in scope, reflects the items admitted to the NFES and the cache locations where they are stocked.   Each catalog item has been assigned a unique National Fire Equipment System (NFES) number for identification and ordering purposes.  The NWCG NFES Catalog consists of two parts:

NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 1: Fire Supplies and Equipment, PMS 449-1:  This portion pertains to incident fire supplies and equipment stocked by and ordered from the National Interagency Support Caches (NISC). Ordering from Part 1 is limited to federal and state agencies via the NISC located within their respective geographic areas. For questions, contact your local NISC .

NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 2: Publications, PMS 449-2  (this page):  This document lists the national interagency publications, wildland fire training course materials, and reference materials available through the National Fire Equipment System (NFES) and the Great Basin Incident Supply Cache (GBK) located at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho. NWCG publications are also available electronically at https://www.nwcg.gov/publications.

Course Coordinators and Lead Instructors should review the appropriate course page in the NWCG Training Catalog for course overview, delivery information, updates, and additional materials.

For ordering procedures and payment options, please visit https://www.nwcg.gov/catalogs-ordering-quicklinks. Questions regarding orders, payments, or returns can be directed to the GBK Supply Office at (208) 387-5104. For detailed information on Unit of Issue and general NFES guidance, refer to the NWCG NFES Catalog – Part 1: Fire Supplies and Equipment.

All catalog item prices are adjusted annually in the spring.  Individual item prices may be subject to change without advance notice.

Comments, questions, and recommendations shall be submitted to the appropriate agency program manager assigned to the National Fire Equipment System Subcommittee.  View the complete roster at https://www.nwcg.gov/committees/national-fire-equipment-system-subcommittee/roster.

Key Links:

Catalog and Order Form Excel Workbook - (xlsm) - Last updated 05/20/21

The Excel workbook contains the current stocking and price information in a single worksheet that is also used as the order form. Use the Items to Order tab to view all Publications, Courses, Forms, Signs, and Reference Materials available through Great Basin Cache (GBK).  The Contact_Shipping Info Tab must be filled out and sent to GBK as instructed to complete the order. The spreadsheet uses macros to calculate the requested items and total cost.

  • Click the down arrows found in the top row to sort, filter, or search by that category.
  • Use the Search function to find text anywhere in the spreadsheet.
  • Use “Filter List with Items That Have a Quantity Greater Than Zero” to see your complete order.
  • Use “Expand List to All Items Available – Resets Quantity to Zero” to reset the form.

By default, the Items to Order will be sorted numerically by NFES number. However, you can sort or filter each column in order to meet your needs (for example, sorted by Description). Additionally, filter options are enabled for the header row and can be used to further refine your selection criteria. 

To learn more advanced steps in Microsoft Excel, visit https://support.office.com/en-gb/excel.

Macros

This Excel workbook contains macros.  If you have difficulty enabling the macros, please contact your local IT department.

To Print

Each spreadsheet has been provided with a default print setting. How the data is sorted or filtered will not affect the default setup; however, modifying the structure of the spreadsheet (moving or deleting columns, changing the width, etc.) will affect printing. To ensure correct and efficient ordering, please do not modify the structure.  

To Download

The file can be downloaded to a laptop, mobile device, or removable memory stick for electronic use – just realize if you have done this, your file is a snapshot in time. Products may change throughout the year.  GBK recommends downloading the file each time you wish to place an order. 

All orders are made through the Great Basin Cache (GBK).

Questions? Supply Office (208) 387-5104

Note: Phone orders are not accepted.

Mail or Fax Orders to:
USDI-BLM Great Basin Cache Supply Office
National Interagency Fire Center
3833 South Development Avenue
Boise ID 83705
FAX: (208) 387-5573 / 5548

GBK is not responsible for ensuring the correct quantity or item number on any order.

All catalog items and related shipping charges are provided on a cost recovery basis by the US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

Please use the order form inside the above spreadsheet and the credit card form provided here or any other forms that contain the following required information:

Shipping/Invoice Addresses:

  • Complete physical shipping address.  PO Boxes not acceptable.
  • Complete billing address to send invoices and/or credit card receipts.
  • Individual or company/agency name and telephone numbers for both shipping and billing locations.
  • Shipping contact person and telephone number.

Payment Methods:

  • Accepted Credit Cards:
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Discover
    • Amex 
  • Invoice (BLM Bill for Collection):
    • Check
    • Money Order
    • Credit Card (due 30 days from invoice date)

Shipping Methods:

  • Best Means is normally within 2 weeks of receipt of order, or
  • Overnight (must be specifically requested) is normally within 48 hours of receipt of order.

Shipping is FOB Origin (shipping charges are in addition to order cost).

Shipping charges are cost recovery. The cost to ship to the destination is the exact shipping charge billed.

GBK will NOT estimate shipping charges.

Questions? Supply Office (208) 387-5104

  • All ordering units may use credit cards to purchase items from NWCG NFES Catalog - Part 2: Publications, PMS 449-2.
  • Federal agencies, private individuals, university/college bookstores, and military units are credit card only purchases.
  • For privacy and security purposes, credit card information must be separate from the order form. Refer to the credit card form provided and submit with your publication order. The Great Basin Supply Office will not take credit card information over the phone.
  • We do not backorder any items that are not available. You will need to reorder if an item is out of stock. Please see Comments on the packing list within your shipment.
  • If the credit card account is declined by the bank for any reason, GBK will contact the cardholder by telephone for verification and request another credit card if necessary. Failure to rectify any problems with payment can affect the customer's ability to purchase from the GBK in the future.

Questions? Billing/Collection (208) 387-5533

  • A USDI BLM Bill for Collections (Invoice) will be sent within 14 days of customer's receipt of the order. Payment is due within 30 days of the bill date. Payment may be made by check, money order, or credit card. Backup documentation is provided for reference and itemization purposes.
  • The cost of the items and the shipping charges will appear separately on the bill.
  • We do not back order any items that are not available.  You will need to reorder if an item is out of stock. Please see Comments on the packing list within your shipment.
  • GBK reserves the right to refuse orders from any agency/unit with past due balances over 90 days old until payment has been received in full. Submission of an order to GBK is an agreement to pay for all costs incurred by the USDI BLM to provide these materials. These costs include any and all shipping charges regardless of whether such costs were included on the original ordering/purchasing document. It is the responsibility of the person ordering materials to assure that all requirements have been met for their payment offices. Credit cards may become mandatory for any agency/unit that is found to be consistently difficult to collect from.

Questions? Supply Office (208) 387-5104

  • Items are shipped with an issue/packing list. It is the customer's responsibility to immediately verify that all items listed on the packing list are included in the shipment.  Failure to do so may result in additional costs to reorder missing items.
  • Please see Comments area on the issue/packing list for information about items not carried, discontinued items, or any other specific information about your order. If there are questions once you receive your order, please refer to the Issue Number when calling GBK Supply Office.

Questions? Supply Office (208) 387-5104

  • Publication orders may be returned for credit within 30 days of receipt ONLY if they have not been used and are still a viable item stocked by GBK.  Discontinued or obsolete items will not be credited.  Please refer to the issue number on the packing list in your correspondence when returning items.
  • Returned items on credit cards will be credited to the credit card account originally charged.
  • Credit for returned items on invoiced items will be applied to the subsequent order whenever possible within the current year. If no subsequent order or a specific request for credit is received, a refund check will be issued by U.S. Department of Treasury. This action is avoided due to the cost that reverts back to the Federal Government.  Due to costs incurred, future refunds may require banking information to initiate an EFT/ACH payment.
  • Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the sender, not GBK.

 

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) provides national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, tribal, territorial, and local partners. NWCG operations standards are interagency by design; they are developed with the intent of universal adoption by the member agencies. However, the decision to adopt and utilize them is made independently by the individual member agencies and communicated through their respective directives systems.

 

 

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2021-05-21