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Photo of emergency firefighter on the looking for spot fires.

BLM AFS 2019 Emergency Firefighter review

The BLM Alaska Fire Service uses Type 2 Emergency Firefighters (EFF)/Administratively Determined (AD) fire crews and single resource personnel to supplement its regular workforce in the event of wildfire emergencies. The program, which is separate from the State of Alaska’s EFF program, consists of over 500 individual federal AD firefighting personnel across three fire management […]

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All available Alaska crews working on fires.

9:00 – Alaska is fortunate to have a large pool of over 1000 personnel available on an annual basis to fight fire. The current outbreak of fire in Alaska has resulted something new since the inception of the Emergency Firefighter program (EFF) in 1977: all available Emergency firefighting crews were assigned and out fighting fire […]

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Alaskan single resource emergency firefighters need to be self sufficient on assignments

Single Resource Self-Sufficiency memorandum Recent mobilizations to the firefighting effort in the Lower 48 and Canada have brought forth issues regarding “self-sufficiency” for single resources, particularly emergency firefighters (EFF). The expectation of self-sufficiency is that a single resource can navigate their way to, from and often during an entire incident. Self-sufficiency can be defined as […]

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