Over 26,000 personnel assigned to wildfires in the United States

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Nationwide active fire stats, Aug 15, 2015

Over 26,000 personnel are currently working on active wildfires in the United States. The numbers from the National Interagency Coordination Center’s Incident Management Situation Report for August 15 also show 554 hand crews, 1,775 fire engines, and 173 helicopters assigned to fires.

These are BIG numbers.

In addition, 44 incident management teams are deployed:

  • 2 Area Command Teams
  • 14 Type 1 IMTs
  • 28 Type 2 IMTs

There were 27 new large fires reported on Friday, to bring the total of uncontained large fires to 85.

The map of the Geographic Area Coordination Centers (GACC) will help to decipher the acronyms used in the table above.

GACC map

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.