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Contact the Branch of Wildland Fire Management

Mailing Address

BIA Branch of Wildland Fire Management National Interagency Fire Center 3833 S. Development Ave. Boise, ID 83705 208-387-5575

BIA Forestry & Wildland Fire, Public Affairs

Lessa Peter BIA Branch of Wildland Fire Management, Public Affairs Specialist National Interagency Fire Center 3833 S. Development Ave. Boise, ID 83705Email

Fire Prevention

Sam Scranton Wildfire Prevention Program Manager National Interagency Fire Center Boise, ID 83705 Office: 208-387-5794

BIA Regional Prevention Specialists
Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plains Regions Bureau of Indian Affairs Oklahoma City Federal Building 301 NW 6th Street, Room 311 Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405-609-8872 Navajo and Southwest Regions Southwest Region BIA - Forestry 100 Indian School Road. NW Albuquerque, NM 87104 505-563-3375 Rocky Mountain and Great Plains Regions Bureau of Indian Affairs Rocky Mountain Regional Office 316 North 26th St. Rm. 4017 Billings, MT 59101 406-247-7949
BIA Northwest Region 911 NE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97232 503-231-6806 Pacific and Western Regions Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pacific Regional Office 2800 Cottage Way, W2820 Sacramento, Ca 95825 916-978-6148  Midwest and Eastern Regions Bureau of Indian Affairs Wildfire Prevention Officer 1415 East Green Bay St. Suite 181 Shawano, WI 54166 715-526-7075

Aviation Program

Joel Kerley BIA Aviation Program Director National Interagency Fire Center Boise, ID 83705 Office: 208-387-5371

BIA Helitack Program Locations

Seminole Helitack BIA Forest Office H.C. 61 Box 37 Clewiston, FL 33440  

Red Lake Helitack Room 418 Federal Building                        522 Minnesota Ave. Bemidji, MN 56601 Crow Helitack Makawasha Ave. Building 75 Crow Agency, MT 59022
Mescalero Helitack 210 Chatto Dr. Mescalero, NM 88340 Ute Mountain Helitack 102 Chief Green Street  Towaoc, CO 81334 Ft. Washakie Helitack 2021 4th ave N. Billings, MT 59101
Fort Apache Helitack P.O. Box 560 Whiteriver, AZ 85941   Navajo Helitack P.O. Box 619 Ft. Defiance, AZ 86504   Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes   Helitack CSKT Helitack Base 104 Main St. Ronan, MT 59864

Interagency Hotshot Crew Program

BIA Fire Operations National Interagency Fire Center Boise, ID 83705 Office: 208-387-5372


Chief Mountain IHC Blackfeet Tribe P.O. Box 850 Bldg 135 Agency Square Browning, MT 59417



Lyle St. Goddard, Superintendent Email Chief Mountain Hotshots

Jovon Fisher, Assistant Superintendet Steve Bullshoe, Secretary (406) 845-2350 (Cell)


Fort Apache IHC Fort Apache Agency 180 W. Horseshoe Ave. White River, AZ 85941


Brian K. Quintero,Superintendent Email Fort Apache Hotshots

Mark Burnette Sr., Assistant Superintendent (928) 338-5449 (Office) (928) 338-9459 (Cell) (928) 537-5305 (Show Low Dispatch) (928) 338-6170 (Fax) 


Geronimo IHC San Carlos Apache Tribe P.O. Box 0 Natural Resource Bldg 92 Airport Rd/ Tonto St. San Carlos, AZ 85550


Julius Hostetler, Superintendent Email Julius (928) 961-1451(Cell)

Julius Hostetler, Assistant Superintendent Email Geronimo Hotshots (928) 200-7243 (Cell) (928) 475-3696 (Office) (480) 457-1551 (Phoenix Dispatch) (928) 475-5798 (Fax)


Golden Eagles IHC 5449 Sycuan Road El Cajon, CA 92019



Byron Alcantara, Superintendent (619) 994-1740 (Cell)

Rick Madrigal, Captain (619) 333-9036 (Cell)

Robert Villegas Jr., Captain (619) 333-9038

(619) 445-2893 (Office) (619) 445-0979 (Direct) (619) 445-6991 (Fax) (619) 672-7121 (Cell)

Superintendent – Ray Ruiz Sr. June 2000 to present. Captains – Juan Mendez and Rick Madrigal June 2000 to present


Navajo IHC BIA Navajo Forestry P.O. Box 1060 MC 443 Gallup, NM 87305

Vann Smith, Superintendent Email Navajo Hotshots

Assistant Superintendent (928) 729-7391 (Office) (928) 205-9989 (Cell) (928) 729-2307 (Dispatch) (928) 729-5029 (Fax)


Warm Springs IHC Warm Springs Agency P.O. Box 1239 4207 Holliday Lane Warm Springs, OR 97761


Gary Sampson, Superintendent Email Warm Springs Hotshots

Renso Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent (541) 553-1146 ext 228 (Office) (541) 553-2413 (Dispatch) (541) 553-2436 (Fax) (541) 325- 2031(Cell)


Zuni IHC BIA Zuni Agency P.O. Box 369 301 N Bldg 54 Zuni, NM 87327

Myron Sheche, Superintendent Email Zuni Hotshots (505) 870-8892 (Cell)

Todd Etsate, Assistant Superintendent (505) 782-3366 (Office) (505) 870-3056 (Cell) (505) 782-3017 (Fax)

Type 2 Initial Attack Hand Crews

Type 2 Initial Attack Training Hand Crews

Signal Peak IA Hand Crew Yakama Nation Fire Management 1022 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 98952

Farrell Aleck, Crew Superintendent  Cell #1 - (509) 945-0684 Cell#2 - (509)480-5802

Email: Farrell_Aleck@Yakama.comYakama Nation Fire Mgt. Info


Mission Valley IA Hand Crew

CSKT Division of FireOffice: 406-676-2550Email: csktfire@cskt.org

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278 Pablo, Montana 59855

Physical Address: 44592 U.S. Old Highway 93 Ronan, Montana 59865


National Model 52 Engine Program

Locations (Map - PDF)

Center BIA Regions Covered Contact
Northwest Center Missoula, MT Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pacific

Model 52 Engine Program Missoula Technology Development Center Bldg. 5785 Hwy. 10 West Missoula, MT 59808

Office: 406-329-4956

Southwest Center Dulce, NM Southwest, Western, Navajo, Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plains

Model 52 Engine Program PO Box 610 Dulce, NM 87528

Office: 575-759-3946

Northern Center Eagle Butte Great Plains, Midwest and Eastern

Model 52 Engine Program 2010 N. Willow Street Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Office: 605-964-7032

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