The Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission plays a key role in recommending ways that federal agencies can better prevent, mitigate, suppress and manage wildland fires. It also recommends policies and strategies on how to restore the lands affected by wildfire.
The commission was established by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and announced in December 2021. Along with 11 federal members, 18 non-federal primary members and 18 alternates serve on the commission. It is co-chaired by the Department of Agriculture, Department of the Interior and Federal Emergency Management Agency leadership. Commission members represent federal agencies, tribes, state and local municipalities, and private entities, as directed by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
More information on the commission and its members is available at usda.gov.
Wildland urban interface (WUI) fire disasters and community risk reduction efforts can be very complex, crossing multiple geographic jurisdictions. This unique fire problem has become a high-risk public safety concern for life safety, public and responder health, private property and businesses, the economy, and ecology. Likewise, potential solutions also require an all-hands approach. The need for the engagement of multiple agencies is real.
The U.S. Fire Administration is honored to support the work of the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, which provides an opportunity to bring together federal agencies and wildfire stakeholders from many sectors. As the WUI continues to grow across the nation, it is imperative that we pull together to address wildfire risk to communities, especially with focus on protecting life, property and our natural resources.