The 2016 Annual Alliance of Forest Fire Compacts (AFFC) meeting was held October 4-5 in Atlanta, GA at the Southern Area Coordination Center (SACC). All eight regional forest fire compacts were represented including a multitude of individual States and Provinces, and the National Association of State...

On August 10, 2016 at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Commission in Westbrook, CT, the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) was formally accepted as a full member of the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact.  PEI was the only province...

On Saturday May 14, 2016 the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact, NFFPC, mobilized an Incident Management Team, IMT, to assist the Canadian Province of Alberta with managing their wildland fires. The structure of the NFFPC IMT is comprised of individuals from the Provinces of New...

A short team from Texas composed of 35 people was dispatched to the Anderson Creek Fire near Freedom, Oklahoma on March 23, 2016. According to the NICC Situation Report on April 1, 2016 the 367,630 acre Anderson Creek Fire burned a total of 53 structures, including 12...

March 9, 2016, New Mexico Governor Susanna Martinez signed Senate Bill 128, authorizing New Mexico's participation within the Great Plains Interstate Fire Compact. New Mexico joins The Province of Saskatchewan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Colorado with their membership in the GPIFC. The only...

On Sunday March, 6  resources from the Southeastern and South Central Compacts completed demobilization and were in travel status back to their home units. This deployment to Oklahoma marked the first compact exchange of suppression resources in 2016. While on assignment the resources were stationed as...