The Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact was formed as a cooperative venture between the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri. Our mission is to promote and maintain effective fire management service through prevention, pre-suppression, and suppression of natural cover fires; and through the use of prescribed fire.

BRFFMC also promotes and performs common services, such as Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP) training, fire prevention, fire cache, fire management concerns, equipment in addition to developing and maintaining an integrated all-risk response plan through use of mutual aid to assist member agencies during periods of extreme emergencies.

Big Rivers Compact Chair

Gail Kantak

Iowa Wildland Fire Supervisor

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
2404 South Duff Ave.
Ames, IA  50010
phone: 515-233-8067 or 515-233-1161
Fax: 515-233-1131


  The following are the member states of the Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact. Click each flag (below) to visit the state’s forest fire website.