Wildland Firefighting Program

Black Forest Fire Rescue has a team of trained wildland firefighters who are ready to be deployed to fires across the country when needed. The Black Forest Wildland Program also provides education for local residents to help them better understand how to protect their property from wildfires.

The program is important because wildfires can spread quickly and become difficult to control. They pose a significant threat to property and human life. By having a trained team of firefighters and educating local residents on fire prevention and safety, the Black Forest Wildland Program helps to reduce the risk of wildfires and minimize their impact on the community.

Local Wildland Technicians

Local wildland technicians are responsible for managing and mitigating the risk of wildfires in their community. They assess wildfire risks, develop prevention and suppression plans, and provide public education. They also assist in efforts to reduce the risk of wildfires by conducting prescribed burns, clearing vegetation, and enforcing burn restrictions.

Some of their key responsibilities include:


Black Forest Fire Rescue’s Wildland Deployment Program is designed to provide additional resources and support during large-scale emergency situations, such as wildfires. The program involves deploying trained firefighters and specialized equipment to assist with the suppression and containment of wildfires in other regions. The goal is to protect communities and ecosystems from the devastating effects of these events. The program is coordinated at the local level by Black Forest Fire Rescue.

Supplemental Program

The Wildland Supplemental Program facilitates the deployment of qualified individuals to assist in fighting wildfires and handles the billing for each supplemental. In exchange our department charges a small processing fee for our services. This partnership benefits both parties, as the program provides a valuable resource for supplementals to be deployed to wildfires across the region, while Black Forest Fire Rescue generates revenue through the processing fee which helps pay fund expenses for the fire department, ensuring continued support for the program and its efforts in wildland firefighting.