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National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
In response to requirements of the Federal Land Assistance, Management, and Enhancement (FLAME) Act of 2009, the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) directed the development of theNational Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy (Cohesive Strategy).
The Cohesive Strategy is a collaborative process with active involvement of all levels of government and non-governmental organizations, as well as the public, to seek national, all-lands solutions to wildland fire management issues. Read the Cohesive Strategy Overview…
The Cohesive Strategy envisioned by the WFLC builds on successes of the past while incorporating a new collaborative approach to managing a complex national problem — wildfire. This new approach includes all the partners involved in fire management and gives each a voice and a role in addressing a collective problem. Read more about the Background of the Cohesive Strategy…
The Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) provides broad oversight for the Cohesive Strategy Process. The Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC), appointed by the WFLC, works with the Cohesive Strategy Subcommittee, the Regional Strategy Committees (RSCs), the National Science and Analysis Team, and Working Groups to provide governance of the process. Read more about Cohesive Strategy Governance and Engagement…
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How fires get their names
Every year in California thousands of wildfires start throughout the state.
In most cases, the dispatch center sending the initial resources to a wildland fire
will designate a name for the fire, but the first on scene engine or fire official can
also name the incident. Fires are usually named for the area in which they start –
a geographical location, local landmark, street, lake, mountain, peak, etc. Quickly
naming the fire provides responding fire resources with an additional locater, and
allows fire officials to track and prioritize incidents by name.
For example during the Southern California Fire Siege of 2003, the largest
wildland fire in California history, the Cedar Fire in San Diego County, was
named after the Cedar Creek Falls area where it started. The destructive Old
Fire, which burned during the same time period in San Bernardino County, was
named after the road along which it started - Old Waterman Canyon Road.
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CAL FIRE is the largest fire department in California and the second largest fire department in the United States .CAL FIRE firefighters protect 33 million acres of State Responsibility Area (SRA). We have over 4,000 members within CAL FIRE and CAL FIRE is associated with the California Professional Firefighters (CPF) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).