National Wildfire Coordinating Group


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Mission Statement

The Interagency Fire Planning Committee (IFPC) provides national leadership in wildland fire management planning. The IFPC facilitates collaborative fire management planning at local, state, regional, tribal, and national levels to support coordinated and consistent interagency fire management efforts across jurisdictional boundaries.

Primary Objectives

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  • Promote integrated fire management planning and communication across NWCG agencies.
  • Align planning efforts in support of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: to restore and maintain resilient landscapes; create fire adapted communities; and respond to wildfires safely and effectively.
  • Recognize and communicate individual agency current planning efforts and changes.
  • Establish and/or provide input into training and performance support materials such as job aids, training courses and position task books to support agency determined position standards for resource advisors.
  • Provide fire planning training content for NWCG courses, as requested, in support of common and agency specific standards and policies.
  • Contribute to the standardization of information technology systems (such as FireNet, IROC, etc.) to collect and distribute data, processes, forms, and other operational elements.

Land Management Plans

Department of Agriculture

Department of Interior

USDA Forest Service Fire Planning Guidance

DOI Bureau Fire Planning Guidance

DOI FMP Policy - 2014 DOI FMP Framework

The Purpose of the Fire Management Plan Framework is to provide format and structure for developing a Fire Management Plan. This framework is designed to provide for agency flexibility and scalability so that the FMPs developed will be commensurate with the scope and complexity of the unit.

The purpose of the fire management plan is to lay out how fire management strategies and tactics will protect values and provide tools to meet resource goals and objectives.

Spatial Fire Management Planning Examples

Examples added as they are available


Reeve Armstrong
Parent Committee: 
Executive Board
NWCG Coordinator: 
Dave Schultz
Meeting Schedule: 
Monthly on the second Tuesday.
Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 15:30