National Wildland Firefighters Day
July 2, 2022, is the first National Wildland Firefighters Day!
As part of this Week of Remembrance (June 20 - July 6), wildland firefighters review the lessons of previous fatality fires and incorporate those safety principles into firefighting today.
On average, wildland firefighters respond to nearly 63,000 wildland fires every year across the U.S.
Factors such as drought and wildfires in the wildland-urban interface have led to increasingly complex and challenging fire activity that starts earlier in the year and lasts later into the fall. Despite these conditions, wildland firefighters have remained dedicated and resilient – every year, they save lives, property, communities, infrastructure, and precious natural and cultural resources.
Established by the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)'s Fire Management Board, National Wildland Firefighters Day represent the national fire programs for the BIA, BLM, USFWS, NPS and USDA Forest Service, along with partners including the National Association of State Foresters, U.S. Fire Administration , the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS), and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).