The North Zone Fire Cache is one of 14 National Support Caches located throughout the United States with a combined inventory valued at over $170 million. The role of the Fire Cache is to provide logistical support to all requesting state and federal agencies. Support is primarily directed toward wildland fire suppression activities. Also supported are local and interagency efforts in cases of natural disasters and large projects such as prescribed burning.
Hours will change depending upon activity and generally will be 0600-1800 during fire season.
The Interagency Cache Business System (ICBS) and the Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS) are now interfacing. This interface allows ROSS users to enter Supply (S) number requests to be sent directly to the cache for processing and filling. The cache, via ICBS is allowed to input S numbers for supply orders that go directly to the cache without the request being created in ROSS. These S numbers must be assigned by the incident and be between 100000 – 199999. This interface also allows ROSS users to see fill information for all S numbers that the cache has filled, no matter which way the requests were initiated.
Cache orders from any Unit will require S-numbers assigned by the ordering Unit, one per line item.
For incident orders: quantities may be adjusted up or down to accommodate for shipping convenience and/or restrictions.