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Policy and Guidance for the Management of Wildland Fire

United States Department of the Interior Departmental Manual
Chapters 1 through 3 (620 DM 1-3) provides departmental policy and guidance regarding wildland fire suppression and emergency stabilization and rehabilitation on Bureau lands and Indian Trust lands following wildland fire.
The National Park Service Management Policies
Management policies of the National Park Service
Director's Order 18 and Reference Manual 18, Wildland Fire Management
D.O.—18 provides the basic principles and strategic guidelines governing the management of wildland fire by the NPS. RM 18 is issued by the Associate Director, Visitor and Resource Protection.
2001 Review and Update of the 1995 Federal Wildland Fire Policy
The 2001 Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy is focused on internal Federal agency strategic direction for a broad range of fire management related activities.
Guidance for Implementation of Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy, 2009
This guidance provides for consistent implementation of the 1995/2001 Federal Fire Policy, as directed by the Wildland Fire Leadership Council.
Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations
The Interagency Standards for Fire and Fire Aviation Operations, states, references, or supplements policy for Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service fire and fire aviation program management.
National Interagency Mobilization Guide
This guide is intended to facilitate interagency dispatch coordination, ensuring the timeliest and cost effective incident support services available are provided.
Interagency Incident Business Management Handbook
The handbook was developed to assist participating agencies of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to constructively work together to provide effective execution of each agency's incident management program.
Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Reference Guide
The Interagency Prescribed Fire Planning and Implementation Procedures Guide (2008 Guide) provides standardized procedures, specifically associated with the planning and implementation of prescribed fire.
Interagency Fire Program Management Qualifications Standards and Guide
The Interagency Fire Program Management Qualifications Standards establishes minimum qualifications for fire managers and agency administrators who are required to make fire management decisions.
The Interagency Burned Area Emergency Response Guidebook
 
Interagency Burned Area Rehabilitation Guidebook
The Interagency Burned Area Emergency Response and Interagency Burned Area Rehabilitation Guidebooks are designed to provide agency administrators and emergency stabilization specialists with sufficient information to understand post-fire policy, standards, and procedures; assess wildfire damage and develop a cost effective plan or report; and assess and report accomplishments
NPS Wildland Fire Management Strategic Plan
 
Fireline Handbook—National Wildfire Coordinating Group Handbook 3 (PMS 410-1, NFES #0065)(2004)
 
Resource Advisor's Guide for Wildland Fire (January 2004)
 
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)
 
Department of Interior Burned Area Emergency Response Program Website
 
NPS BAER Program website
 
BAER Treatments Catalog
 

Policy and Guidance for Management of Structural Fires

RM 58—Structural Fire Management, Chapter 9 (under revision)
 
RM 58—Structural Fire Management, Chapter 9 Appendix—Task group report
 
NPS Museum Handbook, MH-I, Chapter 9, Museum Collections Security and Fire Protection, Appendix F: NPS Museum Collections Management Checklists, and Appendix G: Protection of NPS Museum Collections
 
NPS Conserve O Gram Number 2/23, Fire Safety 101: A Fire Safety Self-Inspection Checklist (September 2005)
 
Culture Shock: Fire Protection for Historic and Cultural Property (1995-2001)
 
Development of a Prototypical Historic Fire Risk Index to Evaluate Fire Safety in Historic Buildings (1998-2008)
 
Analysis of the NFPA Fire Safety Evaluation System for Business Occupancies (1997-2009)
 
Department of the Interior Museum podcast- Museum Emergency Response Team
 
Policy and Guidance for Management of Cultural Resources
The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.
In the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Parks, Forests, and Public Property, Chapter I, ("National Park Service, Department of the Interior"), Parts 1 to 99, Revised as of July 1, 1998, p. 329, it states: PART 68--The Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. AUTHORITY: National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.); Section 2124 of the Tax Reform Act of 1976, 90 Stat. 1918; EO 11593, 3 CFR Part 75 (1971); sec. 2 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1950 (64 Stat. 1262). Federal Register Source: Volume 60, page 35843, July 12, 1995.

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