Local Agreements Federal/ Local Government Fire Service Organizations (FSO) Federal/ Local Government Fire Service Organizations (FSO)
Mutually advantageous and in the public interest for agencies to coordinate and assist in each others effort in prevention detection and suppression wildland fires. Forest Service and BLM have entered into agreements with Local Fire Service Organizations having adjoining jurisdiction or protection responsibilities.
Agreements – Cooperative Wildland Fire Protection Agreements Cooperative Wildland Fire Protection Agreement between Federal and Local Agencies for Supplemental Resources.
USDA Forest Service / USDI BLM and Local Fire Departments and Fire Protection Districts Provides for a basis for cooperation in all aspects of wildland fire management. Provides for a basis for cooperation in all aspects of wildland fire management. Facilitates the exchange of personnel, equipment, supplies, services and funds. Facilitates the exchange of personnel, equipment, supplies, services and funds.
Provides Fire Business Procedures Provides Fire Business Procedures Non-Reimbursable (Mutual Aid) Non-Reimbursable (Mutual Aid) Reimbursable (Assistance by Hire) Reimbursable (Assistance by Hire) Establishes common Operating Procedures Establishes common Operating Procedures
Cost Sharing Cost Sharing Based on Agency responsibilities Based on Agency responsibilities Trigger Points defined Trigger Points defined Participants Participants Timeframes Timeframes
Mutual Aid Non-Reimbursable Assistance Mutual Aid Non-Reimbursable Assistance 24 hour assistance pretty much the standard. 24 hour assistance pretty much the standard. Resource Limitations Resource Limitations
Assistance by Hire Assistance by Hire Utilization of resources on a reimbursable basis. Utilization of resources on a reimbursable basis. Some resources, hand crews and aviation, are almost always defined in the agreement as being in this category. Some resources, hand crews and aviation, are almost always defined in the agreement as being in this category.
Fire suppression Billings Fire suppression Billings Statement of who bills who Statement of who bills who Billing Estimates and Timeframes Billing Estimates and Timeframes Billing Content Billing Content Where to send bills Where to send bills
Boundary Fires Boundary Fires Voluntary Action on Lands Protected by another Agency Voluntary Action on Lands Protected by another Agency Initial Attack Initial Attack
Fire Trespass/Determination of Cause Fire Trespass/Determination of Cause Waiver of Claims Waiver of Claims
Annual Operating Plans Annual Operating Plans Are part of the Agreement Are part of the Agreement Will be developed annually Will be developed annually Details of protection areas/responsibility Details of protection areas/responsibility Details of Assistance by Hire and Mutual Aid Details of Assistance by Hire and Mutual Aid Specifics of Organization and Reimbursement Rates Specifics of Organization and Reimbursement Rates Details to implement the Agreement Details to implement the Agreement
COOPERATIVE FIRE PROTECTION AGREEMENT Between USDA FOREST SERVICE HUMBOLDT-TOIYABE NATIONAL FOREST CARSON RANGER DISTRICT And THE SIERRA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT This Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement is made and entered into by and between the following entities, who may be referred to herein jointly as the PARTIES: (1) the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Carson Ranger District, referred to as Federal Agency and (2) the Sierra Fire Protection District, hereinafter referred to collectively as the Department. After the introductory header our (FS and BLM) formatting will be different but we will have mostly the same clauses and similar wording: Purpose Etc. Etc. there are more similarities than differences but there are differences. Statement of Mutual Benefits Authorities Mutual AidCost Share Billing Procedures Assistance by Hire