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Fire Management

The NDFS Fire Management Program focuses on the protection of lives, property and natural resources from wildfire. North Dakota Forest Service programs support the state’s 378 fire departments, which are essential for enhancing firefighting capabilities and public safety. The program provides rural fire departments with cost-share funds for organizing, training, planning, and purchasing fire equipment.

Request Training from ND Forest Service Fire Staff

Our NDFS Fire Staff are offering trainings for fire departments for the 2022-2023 year. To submit a request, complete the Google Form above. Please provide your contact information, select the training needed, and submit a date. We can come to your location or you can train at our fire hall in Bismarck. Once you have submitted a request, you will be contacted by a North Dakota Forest Service wildland fire management employee.

Cooperative Fire Protection Assistance Grants

Grant funds will be available for the purposes of enhancing fire protection and prevention capabilities of ND Fire Departments (FD). These funds may be used for vehicle purchases, equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighter training, fire awareness, and prevention efforts.The grant application period is open September 1 through November 18, 2022. Visit here for more information.

Granville Fire Sign 1

Fire Danger Signs

NDFS, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service, provides fire danger signs to eligible rural fire departments. Please check out the following application to request yours: Fire Danger Sign Application



Employment Opportunities

Wildland Firefighter - Temporary


Ryan Melin - Fire Manager
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503
Tel: (701) 328-9985
Cell: (701) 220-1475

Aaron Bucholz - Cooperative Fire Protection Technician
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503
Tel: (701) 328-9946
Cell: (701) 934-4149

Hunter Noor - Fire Technician
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503

Peter Warmuth - Fuels Technician
916 E. Interstate Ave #4 Bismarck, ND 58503


Related Links

Respect the Flame                                              

National Weather Service Fire Weather Page        

North Dakota Firefighter’s Association        

North Dakota Department of Emergency Services                     

Inciweb (National Incident Information Page)       

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