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The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC), located in Idaho Falls, was established in the spring of 1995 after a five year planning effort. Participating agencies include the Forest Service's Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management's Idaho Falls District. '''Current EIIFC Fire Information''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/currentfires.htm]
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The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC), located in Idaho Falls, was established in the spring of 1995 after a five year planning effort. Participating agencies include the Forest Service's Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management's Idaho Falls District.
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*'''Current EIIFC Fire Information''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/currentfires.htm]
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*'''Current Fire Danger Levels''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/dailyfiredanger.htm]
  
 
EIIFC is responsible for fire coordination of over 7.5 million acres of public lands, encompassing 21 counties within four states, including Southeastern Idaho, Southern Montana, Western Wyoming and Northern Utah.
 
EIIFC is responsible for fire coordination of over 7.5 million acres of public lands, encompassing 21 counties within four states, including Southeastern Idaho, Southern Montana, Western Wyoming and Northern Utah.

Revision as of 12:11, 23 July 2010

The Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC), located in Idaho Falls, was established in the spring of 1995 after a five year planning effort. Participating agencies include the Forest Service's Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and the Bureau of Land Management's Idaho Falls District.

  • Current EIIFC Fire Information: [1]
  • Current Fire Danger Levels: [2]

EIIFC is responsible for fire coordination of over 7.5 million acres of public lands, encompassing 21 counties within four states, including Southeastern Idaho, Southern Montana, Western Wyoming and Northern Utah.

Cooperating and contract agencies include:

  • Idaho State Agencies: (Departments of Lands, Fish & Game, and Corrections)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Shoshone Bannock Tribes
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • National Park Service (Yellowstone National Park, Craters of the Moon National *Monument and Grand Teton National Park)
  • USDA Sheep Experiment Station
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

EIIFC also has 38 Cooperative Agreements with City and Rural fire departments. EIIFC supports 9 ranger stations and 8 BLM guard stations.

Activities include incident and fire preparedness, suppression of wildfires, prescribed fire, aviation tracking and flight following, administrative and natural disaster coordination and support.

On average, EIIFC fights 132 fires a year. Resources include engines, an air attack base, air attack, helicopters, miscellaneous qualified overhead support personnel, hand crews (20 members each), and camp crews (10 members each).


EIIFC STATION/CREW LOCATIONS AND EQUIPMENT

  • SALMON STATION
    • BLM: Two Heavy Engines and One Light Engine
  • DUBOIS STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine; One Light Engine
    • FOREST SERVICE: One Light Engine
  • ATOMIC CITY STATION
    • BLM: One Tatra Engine
  • ISLAND PARK STATION
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines and One 20 Person Initial Attack Hand Crew (Centennials)
  • ASHTON STATION
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines
  • DRIGGS STATION
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine
  • SWAN VALLEY STATION
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine and One Helicopter plus crew
  • IDAHO FALLS STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine; Two Light Engines; One Dozer; One Water Tender; One 20 Person Initial Attack Hand Crew
  • FORT HALL STATION
    • BLM: Two Heavy Engines and One Light Engine; Two 20 Person Hand Crews
  • POCATELLO STATION
    • BLM: Three Heavy Engines; One Light Engine; One Dozer; One Water Tender; One helicopter; One 20 person hotshot crew; Air Tanker Base
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines
  • SODA SPRINGS STATION
    • BLM: Two Light Engines
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine
  • MALAD STATION
    • BLM: Two Heavy Engines and One Light Engine
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine
  • MONTPELIER STATION
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines
  • BLACKFOOT STATION
    • BLM
  • AMERICAN FALLS STATION
    • BLM: One Dozer
  • GRAYS LAKE STATION
    • BLM

East Idaho BLM Maps

Upper Snake: [3] Pocatello: [4] Salmon: [5]