Map of East Idaho Area

Eastern Idaho Interagency Fire Center (EIIFC) was opened in the spring of 1995 as a cooperative effort between the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management and Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Facilities and resources are shared between the two agencies to provide for fire coordination on over 7.5 million acres of public lands, encompassing 21 counties within four states, including southeastern Idaho, southern Montana, western Wyoming, and northern Utah. Cooperative partners added to the Center since that time include Fort Hall Agency (BIA), Idaho Department of Lands, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Fish and Game, and dozens of local fire departments.

The resources that fight these wildland fires do so in the local area and also support the national firefighting effort. These resources include engines, aircraft, hand crews (20 members each), camp crews (10 members each), and hundreds of miscellaneous overhead personnel. The interagency dispatch center facilitates communications and logistics across the fire zone and provides resource tracking and support for all participating agencies. The Center is also supported by a large Fire Cache. The Cache is able to support numerous large fires at once. It provides supplies, transportation, logistics and other essential support to the wildland firefighting effort.