Monthly Archives: April 2020

IBPA Implementation Guidance – Adjustments to Wildland Fire Preparedness Activities for the 2020 Fire Year in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (CR0356)

In a letter dated Mar 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service adopted a Fire Management Board’s (FMB) memo as operational guidance for the 2020 Fire Year. This email is intended to provide implementation guidance to FAM Contract Operations and AQM Fire Contracting Officers working under the I-BPA program. The FMB memo provides […]

What Does 2020 Fire Season Look Like Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic?

CONCERNS, PERSPECTIVES, AND IDEAS FROM THE FIELD This document will discuss the concerns, perspectives, and ideas garnered from the field on how to approach fire season 2020. While the concern is real for the upcoming fire season, COVID-19 has exposed blind spots, pinch points, and weaknesses in the wildland fire system and within the Forest […]