Motorists on the Richardson Highway between Fairbanks and North Pole may see smoke from multiple prescribed burns on Fort Wainwright starting as early as tomorrow. As weather conditions permit, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service will assist… Read More ›
BLM Alaska Fire Service
The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wildland fire suppression services for over 244 million acres of Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands in Alaska. In addition, AFS has other statewide responsibilities that include: interpretation of fire management policy; oversight of the BLM Alaska Aviation program; fuels management projects; and operating and maintaining advanced communication and computer systems such as the Alaska Lightning Detection System. AFS also maintains a National Incident Support Cache with a $10 million inventory. The Alaska Fire Service provides wildland fire suppression services for America’s “Last Frontier” on an interagency basis with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Military in Alaska.
April 8, 2016 (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) – Emergency Firefighters return each year fresh from their time off to prepare for the new fire season. Before they can step into the vast Alaska landscape to engage wildland fires, they must first take… Read More ›