BIA Wildland Fire Module

BIA Wildland Fire Module The vision of the BIA Wildland Fire Module Program is to provide a premier, multi-skilled Wildland Fire Module that excels in planning, monitoring, reporting and managing wildland fire and hazardous fuels.

The BIA Wildland Fire Module is based at Southern Ute Agency, Colorado. It is a 7 to 10 person self-sufficient crew that possesses the capability to operate in any location throughout the country to support the needs of the local fire management staff or incident management organizations. The Module is staffed, conditioned, equipped, and qualified to accommodate a variety of assignments, including extended attack wildfire incidents, backcountry operations, prescribed fire projects, mechanical hazardous fuels reduction projects, fuels treatment effectiveness, fuels treatment effectiveness monitoring, and emergency wildfire stabilization. The organizational structure allows the Module to form into squads or operate as individuals to manage geographically separate and independent assignments. The Module possesses purchasing authority and necessary equipment to operate in any location with little or no need for additional support from the local fire management organization or operating Incident Management Team.

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During wildland fire incidents, there are two medical support needs Indian Country needs to provide to firefighters. The first is to have emergency medical systems (EMS) responders provide initial care, and if necessary, to safely transport patients to facilities where definitive care can be given.…

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Southern Ute Agency
Ignacio, CO

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Qualifications As a new program, the module initially satisfies the Type 2 certification requirement. The long-term goal of the module is to achieve and maintain the necessary experience to be certified at the Type 1 level. Module members possess a broad range of skills, including wildfire operations, intelligence gathering and development of long-term implementation plans, structure triage and protection, prescribed fire planning and implementation, fire weather monitoring and documentation, reconnaissance and mapping, hazardous fuels project planning and implementation, monitoring of fire behavior and effects and fuels treatment effectiveness, and implementation of emergency wildfire stabilization treatments. Training The Module provides employment and training opportunities for tribal, Bureau of Indian Affairs, other federal employees, and students to advance knowledge and ability to plan, implement and monitor hazard fuels reduction projects and wildfire incidents. Funding Base funding for the Module is through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, National Fuels Program.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00


(970) 563-4571


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