Fire Equipment Inspection Workgroup

A Brief History of the Fire Equipment Inspection Workgroup

W ildland firefighting equipment is an identified vector in the possible spread of invasive species. While the National Multi-Agency Coordination Group on fire has provided information to help prevent the spread of invasive species through wildlife firefighting activities, the WRP recognized further specific prevention guidance would complement those resources.  This committee was created in 2018.

The chair of the Fire Decontamination Workgroup is Kate Wilson of Montana Dept. of Natural Resources.

Goal of Fire Equipment Inspection Workgroup
 To produce standard Fire Equipment Inspection and Decontamination protocols and procedures for western states and agencies. Standards will be based on National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) guidelines.  The resulting product will be a training manual that WRP states could voluntarily adopt. 

The WRP is a subcommittee of the federal aquatic nuisance species task force: