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NWCG Organization and Branch Coordinator Roles Dan Smith NASF 1 Interagency Wildland Fire Governance Structure Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) State Agency & Tribal Heads Federal Agency Heads National Assn of State Foresters (NASF) & Intertribal Timber Council Fire Executive Council (FEC) Fire Committees National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) October 2007 National Multi-Agency Coordination Group (NMAC) Shared / Joint Staffs Interagency Committees / Groups National Interagency Aviation Council (NIAC)
Other Aviation Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) Provides strategic leadership and oversight Voting Members Department of Agriculture USDA Natural Resources & Environment Under Secretary Department of the Interior USDA FS Chief DOI Land &Mineral Mgmt. Asst. Secretary Gail Kimbell Stephen Allred Mark Rey USDA Natural Resources & Environment Dep. Under Secretary Melissa Simpson (Represented by Julie Jacobson) BLM Director Jim Caswell (Represented by Henri Bisson) NPS Director Mary Bomar DOI Policy, Mgmt, & Budget Asst. Secretary (Represented by Karen Taylor-Goodrich) James Cason FWS Director BIA Director Jerold Gidner (Represented by Vicki Forrest)
H. Dale Hall USGS Director Mark Meyers (Represented by Robert Doyle) Support Staff USDA-FS Deputy Director for Fire and Aviation Management Rick Prausa (A) DOI Office of Wildland Fire Coordination Director Kirk Rowdabaugh Department of Homeland Security U.S. Fire Administration Chief Gregory Cade State of Arizona Governor Janet Nepolitano (Reprsented by Lori Faeth) Intertribal Timber Council Tribal Representative Jim Erickson National Assn. of Counties Mendocino County, CA Jim Wattenburger National Assn. of State Foresters (State of Arizona) Jeff Jahnke Red Lodge Fire District #7 Chief Harris Gabrian (Represented by Tom Kuntz) National Wildland Fire Enterprise Architecture Steering Group Italics = Chair (A) = Acting November 2008 These charts are intended only to
provide a general picture of these organizations and is NOT to be construed as authoritative or deemed Judy Crosby 3 Fire Executive Council (FEC) Coordinated Policy and Direction (Fire/Fuels/Aviation) Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of the Interior (DOI) Director Office of Wildland Fire Coordination Kirk Rowdabaugh Director BIA Office of Trust Services Vicki Forrest Director FS Fire & Aviation Management Tom Harbour Associate Director Aviation Management Directorate Mark Bathrick Assistant Director BLM Fire & Aviation Mgmt. Department of Homeland Security Ex-Officio Members: - Brian McManus NWCG Chairperson Executive Secretary: - Roy Johnson, BLM Jim Douglas Assistant Director FWS Natl Wildlife Refuge System Andy Loranger (Acting) Assistant Director NPS Visitor Resource & Protection Karen Taylor-Goodrich Chief U.S. Fire Administration Greg Cade Italics = Chair
(A) = Acting These charts are intended only to provide a general picture of these organizations and is NOT to be construed as authoritative or deemed totally accurate. November 2008 4 NASF Fire Committee 12 State Foresters: CO, CA, NV, WA, MT, TX, FL, GA, OK, NJ, RI, MN Chair: Jeff Jahnke , CO Federal Liaisons: Kirk Rowdabaugh OWFC, Jim Douglas BLM, Tom Harbour USFS NASF Fire Committee Chair Liaison to FEC ITC Fire Committee These charts are intended only to provide a general picture of these organizations and is NOT to be construed as authoritative or deemed 5 National Wildfire Coordinating Group Coordinated Policy and Program Implementation DOI USDA Fire Director Fire Director Fire Director FWS NPS FS Brian McManus Tom Nichols Karyn Wood DHS Chief, Response Section Fire Director Tribal Chair Representative National Assn. of State Foresters Intertribal Timber Council
Dan Smith Jim Erickson FEMA, U.S. Fire Administration Hugh Wood Fire Director Fire Director BIA BLM Lyle Carlile Tim Murphy FS Fire Research Exec. Secretary Mike Hilbruner Bonnie Bradshaw BIA = Bureau of Indian Affairs FS = Forest Service BLM = Bureau of Land Management FWS = Fish and Wildlife Service DHS = Department of Homeland Security NPS = National Park Service DOI = Department of the Interior USDA = U.S. Department of Agriculture May 2008 6 Restructuring NWCG 2008 - 2009 7 DOI Casual Payment Center Fire Facilities Team Federal Fire Training Task Group (IFPM/GS-401) Federal Fire Aviation Safety Team Kristy Valentine Terry OConnell
Chad Fisher Larry Sutton Federal Fire Policy Directives Task Group Fire Shelter Task Group Federal Wildland Fire Budget & Planning Team Federal Wildland Firefighter Interagency Medical Stds Program Fire & Air Coordination Team Vacant Tory Henderson Tom Nichols Kevin Jensen Pete Lahm Fire Environment Working Team Fire Equipment Working Team Fire Use Working Team GACC Chair Advisory Group Incident Business Practices Working Team Paul Schlobohm Tory Henderson Dave Mueller Pam McAlpin Kathy Shelton Incident Operations Standards Working Team Bob Leaverton Vince Mazzier Info Resource Mgmt.
Working Team Interagency Fire Planning Team NIMO Implementation Team NWCG Program Mgmt Office Shari Shetler (Linda Mazzu) Bill Waterbury Judy Crosby National Burned Area Emergency Response Coordinators Group National Coordinators Group National Incident Command/Area Command Group National Multi-Agency Coordination Group National Interagency Aviation Council Meredith Webster Kim Christensen Mike Lohrey Lyle Carlile Neal Hitchcock National Interagency Fuels Coordination Group National Predictive Services Group NWCG Webmaster (nwcg.gov) NWCG Training Development Unit Publication Mgmt. System Working Team
Erik Christiansen Tom Wordell Tammy Denney Deb Epps Allen Deitz Radio Communications Task Group RAWS Partners Group Safety & Health Working Team Training Working Team Matt Cnudde Rich McCrea Michelle Ryerson Logan Lee Wildland Fire Education Working Team Maureen Brooks Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center Wildland/Urban Interface Working Team Wildland Fire Investigation Working Team Paula Nasiatka Alan Dozier Alan Carlson Jeff Bonebrake Old Governance Teams and Groups April 2008 BrownWFLC Red NFAEB Blue NWCG Green - NMAC
(A) = Acting Purple = Full-time Staffs These charts are intended only to provide a general picture of these organizations and is NOT to be construed as authoritative or deemed totally accurate. 8 Old Governance Structure Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) AIR ISSUES NWFEA SG Natl Burned Area Emergency Response Group Agency Directors USFS FAM BIA BLM NPS FWS Fire Director Fire Director Fire Director Fire Director DOI A/S PMB Aviation Mgmt. Division Office of Wildland Fire Coordination Fuels Team Budget Team National Fire & Aviation Executive Board (NFAEB)
National Interagency Aviation Council (NIAC) Task Groups Joint Fire Science Project (JSFP) National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) National MultiAgency Coordinating Group (NMAC) USGS/ Science National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) Line/accountability relationship Coordination/communication relationship Intergovernmental Working Groups PMO USFS Fire Research Department Interagency Agency 9 NWCG/NFAEB Merge - 2008 NWCG - 1976 Standards & Guidelines IFCC Interior Fire Coordinating Committee FFALC Federal Fire & Aviation Leadership Council NFAEB - 2004
National Fire & Aviation Executive Board Program Implementation, Incident Operations IFCC FFALC NFAEB NWCG - 2008 - Standards & Guidelines - Program Implementation - Incident Operations 10 The NWCGs Vision for the future is: The Nations resources and communities are protected and enhanced through safe, comprehensive, and cohesive interagency wildland fire management. NWCG Mission NWCG Goals Provide National Leadership and establish, implement, maintain and communicate policy, standards, and guidelines for wildland fire program management STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES Wildland Fire organizations share common standards and guidelines, which are developed through collaborative interagency processes Guiding Principles SAFETY: We believe safety is our core value, therefore, public and firefighter safety is the first priority in all wildland fire management activities. COST EFFECTIVENESS: We believe the wise and efficient use of funds is a high priority, therefore, we will consider and evaluate the costs associated with implementing NWCGs objectives. INTERAGENCY COMMUNICATION, COORDINATION & COOPERATION: We believe that interagency communication, coordination and cooperation are vital to the effective and efficient use of the nations wildland fire management resources, therefore, we will base our actions on the collective needs and capabilities of the interagency community. LEADERSHIP: We believe effective wildland fire management is the result of leadership at all levels, therefore we will provide and promote leadership throughout all NWCG activities. TRUST & INTEGRITY: We believe trust and integrity are inherent to the success of the NWCG, therefore deliberations will be open and transparent and we will honor, respect, and support the decisions of the NWCG. RESPECT: We believe in mutual respect for the differences in member organizations responsibilities, missions, and capabilities, therefore, NWCG decisions represent a consensus and are supported by all. EXCELLENCE: We believe in excellence throughout all NWCG activities, therefore, we are deliberative in our decision-making process and are accountable for our actions.
QUALIFICATIONS Wildland Fire organizations share the same interagency certification processes COMMUNICATIONS Wildland Fire organizations effectively transmit decisions regarding policies, guidelines, standards, reports, and receive feedback FIRE POLICY Wildland Fire organizations share a common interagency fire policy PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION Wildland Fire organizations share common programs and business practices for implementation of policies, standards, and guidelines INCIDENT OPERATIONS Wildland Fire organizations respond to and manage wildland fire incidents safely, seamlessly, costeffectively, timely, and efficiently 12 Version 8.8 NWCG Restructuring Concepts & Principles Concepts: Reorganize into an efficient NWCG Support Structure that: Is responsive in a changing environment Improves coordination between the various groups Emphasizes/identifies connectivities Reduces span of control for NWCG parent group Reduce burden being placed on agency staffs (ad hoc roles & collateral duties) Provides organizational support to NWCG groups Assures sub-group efforts align and fulfill the objectives of the new scope of NWCG Aligns with new Wildland Fire Governance Structure Provides better leadership to the wildland fire community Clarifies roles and responsibilities of the various NWCG groups Focuses on NWCG strategic priorities Improves budget and accountability processes 13 NWCG Restructuring Principles Principles: The designers of the NWCG Sub-structure should apply the following principles: Support the NWCG Strategic Plan Reduce redundancies (consolidation) Identify gaps in current group structure Be inventive; think outside the box not status quo Sub-structure may expand and contract as needed Enhance communications Place emphasis on the work that needs to be done, not the structure (where the boxes belong) 14 Interim NWCG Substructure Leadership NMAC
NWCG Executive Board Lyle Carlyle Org Support Branch (Organization Management & Planning, NWCG Manager Judy Crosby (BLM) Architecture, Communications, Project Coordination, Publications Support, Administration) Lyle Carlile (BIA) Backup: Dan Smith, Brian McManus (FWS) Karyn Wood (FS) Backup: Tim Murphy(BLM) Preparedness Branch Al Borup (NPS) Incident Business Committee Workforce Management Committee Risk Management Committee Fire Policy Committee Aitor Biidaburu (USFA) Backup: Tom Nichols Policy, Planning & Management Branch Equipment & Technology Branch Lou Ballard(FWS) Paul Schlobohm (BLM) NRF/NIMS Committee Interagency Fire Planning Committee
Information Technology Committee Fuels Management Committee Smoke Committee Equipment Technology Committee Fire Environment Committee Prevention, Education, & Outreach Committee National Interagency Aviation Committee WUI Mitigation Committee These charts are intended only to provide a general picture of these organizations and is NOT to be construed as authoritative or deemed totally accurate. 15 Branch Coordinators Role Liaison to committees for NWCG EB Advocate for committees to NWCG EB Coordinate activities between committees and branches Coordinate new activities/tasks to appropriate committees /parties Budget coordination Attend committee and NWCG EB meetings Assure timely task completion Assure NWCG priorities receive appropriate focus Minimize organization/process redundancies These charts are intended only to
provide a general picture of these organizations and is NOT to be construed as authoritative or deemed 16 Restructuring Timeline Designate Interim Branch Coordinators & Committee Chairs March 2008 Define Committee Scope Spring 2008 Develop Committee Charters Summer 2008 Define and Develop Organizational Support Summer 2008 Summer 2009 Develop New Position PDs Summer 2008 Recruit & Fill New Positions Fall 2008 Define & Charter Subcommittees and Task Teams Fall 2008 Spring 2008 Develop & Implement Transition Plans Winter 2008 Summer 2009 Transition Completed Fall 2009??? 17
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