BLACKFEET FIRE PROGRAMS

Chief Mountain Hotshots

Emergency Firefighter

Fuels

Preparedness

Prevention

The Program Preparedness / Readiness component of Blackfeet Tribal Fire Management involves the process of planning and implementing activities prior to wildland fire ignitions. This process includes actions which are completed on a routine basis prior to each fire season as well as incremental action conducted in response to increasing wildfire danger.

 

Blackfeet Agency performs the dispatching of fires from the Fire Dispatch Center. The dispatch center uses the Agency Fire Management Plan, Operations Plan and Local, Geographical and National Reference Material, and other pertinent dispatching guidelines to conduct operations.

 

Under the Fire Management Preparedness Analysis (FMPA) which utilized fire occurrence and fire history to determine staffing and complexity levels, the agency was rated as a moderate complexity program that averages 68 fires annually with 1000 acres burning annual. FMPA is utilized to determine the most effective level for total number of operations and support personnel for each respective program.

 

 

Moderate complexity program is a  four (4) Engine

Program.

 

BFM Engine-1

 

Type 6 

2000 Ford F-450 4X4

Briggs & Stratton 18 hp

300 Gallon Tank

2 Crew Members

 

 

BFM Engine-2

 

Type 6 

2000 Ford F-450 4X4

Briggs & Stratton 18 hp

300 Gallon Tank

2 Crew Members

 

BFM Engine-3

 

Type 4

1999 International 4700

Briggs & Stratton 23 hp

750 Gallon Tank

3 Crew Members

BFM Engine-4

Type 6 

2003 Ford F-550 4X4

Briggs & Stratton 18 hp

300 Gallon Tank

2 Crew Members