CEMML specialist prepares a thermo sensor to measure soil heat flux and test for a new fuel model.

CEMML specialist preparing thermal sensors to measure soil heat flux and test a new fuel model.

Wildland Fire Services

Managers of Department of Defense lands face many of the same challenges as managers of all other public lands. Over the past two decades, the number, frequency, size, and severity of wildfires has increased across much of the United States. Wildfire can pose risks to property, personnel, training lands, and natural and cultural resources.

CEMML’s wildland fire program provides on-the ground strategic wildfire and prescribed burn planning. We employ fire professionals, from entry-level firefighters to highly experienced wildfire practitioners and fire ecologists, at locations throughout the United States.  CEMML’s wildland fire management planning expertise includes Wildland Fire Management Plans, fire danger rating systems, prescribed fire planning, fuels management planning, and ecological impacts analysis.  In partnership with the Air Force, Army, and Army National Guard CEMML has executed high-resolution risk analyses for dozens of installations and developed a web-based Wildland Fire Management Application to maintain wildland fire data for the military.  The Army Installation Management Command has adopted it as its system of record for prescribed fire and wildfire tracking.

Examples of CEMML’s wildland fire support include:

  • Fire management planning, risk analysis, and data management
  • Munitions use and range operations planning
  • Restoration of fire to high-risk ecosystems
  • Fuels reduction
  • Management of non-native invasive species

For more detailed information about CEMML’s Wildland Fire expertise, click here.


CEMML's expertise and collaboration in fire strategies insures that training needs are balanced with the environment. (Photo by David Godwin)

CEMML’s expertise and collaboration in fire strategies ensures that both training needs and environmental objectives are met. (Photo by David Godwin)

CEMML firefighters