The Wildland Fire Program is structured under the Seminole Tribe Fire Rescue Department. The Fire Management Officer, along with the Assistant Fire Management Officer, are responsible for all activities related to responding to initial and extended attack of wildfires, preparation and implementation of prescribed burn plans and mechanical treatment plans of the Tribe’s reservation and/or trust lands. Under this program, the Tribe seeks to administer programs in accordance with Tribal laws and policies to address Tribal priorities and needs as determined by the Tribal Council. This includes all programs authorized by law for which BIA or other agencies have appropriated or made available funds to operate the Forestry and Wildland Fire Program.
The Wildland Program requires access to all native and managed lands on the Tribe’s Reservations for completion of wildland fire activities. As a result, any ground disturbing activity requires consultation with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO) for cultural resource surveys within the Area of Potential Effect (APE).