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The Eastern Area (EA) is one of ten Geographic Areas across the United States and Alaska.  Under the guidance of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), the EA is established to manage collaboratively wildland fire and other incident management activities throughout the twenty-one states of the Eastern Area.  Primary cooperating Federal and State Agencies in the Eastern Area include the USDA Forest Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDI National Park Service, USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, and the twenty-one individual states and their various compacts.

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Eastern Area Coordinating Group

The Eastern Area Coordinating Group (EACG) consists of Lead Fire Managers from each of the primary cooperating Federal and State Agencies within the Eastern Area. This group has overall responsibility for allocating and prioritizing resources during times of multiple incidents, overseeing the mobilization of emergency resources as a whole, developing incident management teams, and coordinating information and intelligence within the Area.

Eastern Area Coordination Center

The Eastern Area Coordination Center (EACC) is an interagency office consisting of personnel from USDI Bureau of Indian Affairs, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDI National Park Service, USDI Fish & Wildlife Service, and USDA Forest Service. The purpose of the Center is to be the focal point for logistical support (i.e. mobilization and demobilization of resources) between the twelve Dispatch Centers within the Eastern Area, and the National Coordination Center. In addition, the Center provides Predictive Services and Intelligence related products for decision support....