Created to coordinate the preventive and proactive efforts of nine different government agencies in terms of wildfire management, this National Interagency Fire Center is headquartered in Boise, Idaho. The homepage contains information on current items of contemporary importance, such as the status of current wildland fires and reports on various fire accidents and incidences. The site is divided into a number of thematic areas, but one of the most valuable is certainly the area of wildland fire prevention and education. Here visitors can browse through fire prevention and mitigation resources, and take a look at Burning Issues, which is an interactive multimedia program that explores fires that occur on wildlands. The fire statistics area is quite helpful as it provides information on significant fires dating back to the early 19th century, and also provides detailed information on the wildland fire seasons from 1998 to 2002. The site is rounded out by a collection of links to external sites, such as the site dedicated to the National Fire Plan and the Wildland Fighter Foundation.


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