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is BLM policy that only personnel who are certified as being fully qualified will be assigned duties in wildland fire suppression or prescribed fire. It is also BLM policy to work jointly with other Federal, State, and local agencies, through the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), to establish minimum fire qualification standards acceptable to all agencies. Interagency standards allow a cost-effective exchange of personnel and resources and reduce duplication among the agencies. It is BLM policy to adopt the NWCG standard. BLM also participates with other Interior agencies through the Department of the Interior Fire Coordination Committee (IFCC). Standards for Interior agencies, which may exceed the minimum standards established by NWCG, are coordinated through IFCC. Such additional standards will be approved by the Director, Office of Fire and Aviation, and implemented through the Incident Qualification an

Topics: Certification & Record Keeping The BLM Manual Section 9215, Fire Training and Qualifications, identifies the
Year: 2011
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