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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.
 
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/info_current.html]
 
*'''Current EIIFC Fire Information''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/info_current.html]
*'''Current Fire Danger Levels''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/info_fire_danger.html]
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*'''Current Fire Danger Levels''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/info_fire_danger.htm]
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'''Website''': [http://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/index.html]
  
 
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 08:56, 25 July 2011

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]

Website: [3]

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 WORK STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine and Two Light Engine
  • DUBOIS WORK STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine; One Light Engine
    • FOREST SERVICE: One Light Engine
  • ATOMIC CITY WORK STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Tatra Engine
  • ISLAND PARK WORK STATION
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines and One 20 Person Initial Attack Hand Crew (Centennials)
  • ASHTON WORK STATION
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines
  • DRIGGS WORK STATION
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine
  • SWAN VALLEY WORK STATION
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine and One Helicopter plus crew
  • IDAHO FALLS WORK STATION
    • BLM: Dispatch Center; Fire Cache; Two Heavy Engines; Two Light Engines; One Dozer; One Water Tender; One 20 Person Initial Attack Hand Crew
  • FORT HALL WORK STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine; Two 20 Person Hand Crews
  • POCATELLO WORK STATION 5
    • BLM: Two Heavy Engines(3451, 3453); One Light Engine; One Dozer; One Water Tender; One helicopter; One 20 person hotshot crew; Air Tanker Base
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines
  • CHUBBUCK WORK STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine(3452)
  • SODA SPRINGS WORK STATION 7
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine(3672); One Light Engine(3471)
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine
  • MALAD WORK STATION 8
    • BLM: Three Heavy Engines(3481, 3482, 3483)
    • Forest Service: One Light Engine
  • MONTPELIER WORK STATION
    • Forest Service: Two Light Engines
  • BLACKFOOT WORK STATION
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine
  • AMERICAN FALLS WORK STATION 6
    • BLM: One Heavy Engine(3461); One Dozer(3263)
  • GRAYS LAKE WORK STATION
    • BLM


East Idaho BLM Maps

Upper Snake: [4] Pocatello: [5] Salmon: [6]