The Teton Wildland Fire Module is interagency in its composition and mission, working for the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. It specializes in fuel reduction, hazard tree removal, prescribed fire preparation and implementation, and has specialized skills needed when managing fire in remote country and for long duration.
The Fire Effects Crew is a part of the Teton Interagency Fire Program, which is responsible for managing fire at Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The primary responsibilities of the fire effects crew-member positions are to serve as biological science technicians who establish and re-visit monitoring plots designed at measuring specific objectives on wildland and prescribed fire projects as well as mechanical fuel treatments.
Teton Interagency Fire currently staffs seven specialized wildland fire engines across the Park and Forest. There are Type 6 engines at Colter Bay, Afton, and Pinedale; Type 4 engines at Jackson, Big Piney, and Kemmerer; and a Type 3 engine at Moose. Engine crews host many skills sets and support prescribed fire prep & implementation, mechanical fuels projects and fill key roles in all widland fire actions.
Teton Interagency Helitack is a 20+ person crew comprised of Forest Service and Park Service employees based at the Teton Helibase adjacent to the Jackson Hole Airport. Their primary mission is to support fire management needs across the Teton Dispatch Zone. The crew works collaboratively with the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers to support a robust search and rescue program, fills aviation needs for resource management projects and is available to support all Forest/Park rotor wing aviation requests. The Helitack Crew staffs two exclusive use Type 3 helicopters, typically staffed from early June to mid-October.
Teton Interagency Dispatch Center (TIDC) is an all-risk dispatch center providing excellent service to the wildland fire, law enforcement, SAR (search and rescue), EMS, structural fire, maintenance and resource management functions for the Park & Forest. TIDC is also the wildland fire dispatch center for the National Elk Refuge and supports Teton, Lincoln, and Sublette counties.