UFA’s Wildland Division provides highly trained and experienced wildland fire and all-risk response resources to Local, State and Federal incidents. The Wildland Division oversees the training and certification of UFA personnel for response to wildland fires and all-hazard incidents. We also work with UFA Communities to educate residents on wildfire preparedness and provide mitigation services to reduce the risks of wildfire.
The Wildland Program provides the following services:
- Wildland fire risk assessments for property and homeowners in UFA jurisdiction
- Wildland fire education and Community Wildfire Protection Planning to prepare communities to become Firewise and be recognized as Fire Adapted Communities
- Fulfilling legislative commitments for cost sharing agreements with the State of Utah
- Wildland fire mitigation services in areas with an increased risk of wildfire
- Training and certification for all UFA field personnel to improve safety and response to wildfire incidents at the local level
- Wildland Duty Officer for wildfire in UFA jurisdictions and neighboring entities upon request
- NWCG Qualified Type 3 Incident Commanders (and various other positions) for local Type III teams responding to wildfire and all-hazard incidents on the Wasatch Front
- Type II Initial Attack hand crew
- 2 Type IV Wildland Urban Interface Engines
- Single Resource Program (UFA provides various fire line overhead positions, Paramedics and incident management team members nationally; this program is operational year round depending UFA staffing needs)
Sworn – 3
Civilian – 1
Seasonal – 59
10 extra seasonal employees are hired and trained and are considered alternates. They are used to cover staffing shortages due to terminations, injuries, etc.
For more information on the Wildland Division, see full budget document below.