Wildland Fire Program
GSA to Transfer Fire Program to DLA
As part of a comprehensive Supply Transformation initiative, GSA is collaborating with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to transfer the Wildland Fire program to DLA. The table below includes key documents and program updates to help customers prepare for a smooth transition. As updates become available, they will be added to this table.
|2014 GSA Price Update||3/25/14||830KB|
|Instructions for State & Local Agencies - Pending (April 9)|
|DoD EMALL registration instructions||3/19/14||2.2MB|
|Fire Program Update||2/28/14||119KB|
GSA furnishes wildland fire protection equipment and supplies to federal agencies, as well as to U.S. Forest Service cooperating agencies, through formal agreements with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Online Billing: January 2014 was the last month in which GSA Global Supply mailed paper copies of the bills for customers. Note: This change does not impact customers using a government purchase card, but only those using an AAC/DoDAAC (or equivalent) to order supplies. To learn more about viewing online bills, see Paperless Billing from GSA.
Product Update: USDA's Forest Service has revised the specification for wildland firefighter Nomex pants. See our What's New page for details.
Available Now! 2013 Wildland Fire Equipment Catalog
GSA has created a "flipbook" version of the 2013 catalog, ideal for online viewing. For those who need it, we've also created a text-only, pdf version. In late March, GSA mailed printed copies and additional copies are available.
Page 11: Synthetic Garden Hose (National Stock Number [NSN] 4210-01-167-1061) is actually white, not yellow as shown.
Page 17: Item J, Gasoline Can (NSN 7240-01-044-5523) photo indicates that a separate, quick-disconnect coupler is included with the gasoline can. Instead, it is included with Item K, Fire Pump Gasoline Line (NSN 4210-00-568-9904).
Page 17: Item K, Fire Pump Gasoline Line (NSN 4210-00-568-9904) has a new description:
Neoprene gasoline line with self-priming bulb connects portable gasoline pumps to quick-disconnect gas tank. Hose ends are fitted with female 7/16" SAE threads to attach to the pump and a male quick-connect fitting (included) that connects to the gasoline can. Has a 1/4" ID. Cover is oil- and ozone-resistant. For use with Gasoline Can NSN 7240-01-044-5523. Forest Service Spec 5100-274. (National Fire Equipment System [NFES] #0113)
GSA is committed to assisting in program implementation whenever possible, which includes the following objectives:
- Facilitate advance procurement;
- Assist in the standardization of wildland fire equipment and supplies;
- Effect savings through consolidated purchasing; and
- Provide for the direct distribution of items to field units.
For complete information on fire shelters, please visit this National Interagency Fire Center website.
GSA currently stocks more than 250 items managed under the fire program. These items include:
- Water handling equipment and supplies;
- Fire line tools;
- Fire shelters;
- Protective clothing;
- Field packs;
- Sleeping bags;
- Chainsaw chaps;
- First aid kits;
- Goggles and safety glasses; and
The majority of these items are covered by rigid Forest Service specifications.
GSA Global Supply™ has a Fire Program Coordinator. The Fire Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall operation of supply support and liaison duties for the wildland firefighting agencies. Consult this website for future news and changes affecting the fire program. As new items are added to the program, or changes made which affect the customer, the information will be made available on this website.