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Wildland Fire Response and COVID-19

Stay up to date with the latest information to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 during wildland fire response.

National Interagency Fire Center
Geographic wildland fire response plans for the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Wildfire Coordinating Group
COVID-19 prevention and management information for wildland fire operations.

Prevention and Management of COVID-19 During Wildland Fire Operations
A handout you can print to inform personnel about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The handout covers social distancing, face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting, and tips to maintain a healthy workforce.

Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
A summary of coronavirus-related lessons learned extracted from 20 Rapid Lesson Sharing reports.

Investigation of COVID-19 Outbreak among Wildland Firefighters during Wildfire Response, Colorado (2020)
Strategies such as implementing symptom screening and testing of arriving responders, educating responders about overlapping symptoms of smoke inhalation and COVID-19, improving physical distancing of crews, and encouraging vaccinations are recommended.

See also: COVID-19 resources for fire and EMS
Funding, planning and response, infection control and behavioral health resources are provided.