Important Program Information
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 Wildland Fire overview page displays key documents and program updates to help customers prepare for a smooth transition. As additional details become available, that site will be updated.
GSA Fire Program Coordinator
William (Bill) Hicks, (817) 850-8244
Reporting Discrepancies/Quality Issues - DLA-fulfilled Orders
The document Customer Returns Process [PDF, 56KB] outlines the interim procedure in place for reporting order discrepancies and quality issues for orders fulfilled by DLA.
Reporting Discrepancies/Quality Issues - GSA-fulfilled Orders Only
Contact the GSA National Customer Service Center at (800) 525-8027, select option 2 for customer service and indicate the call is about a fire suppression item, or send an email to NCSCcustomer.firstname.lastname@example.org indicating "Fire Suppression" in the subject line.
Critical Quality Defects - GSA-fulfilled Orders Only
Quality issues on critical items that may pose immediate threats to users should also be reported to email@example.com. A Fire Quality Coordinator will assist with coordinating resolution of the issue. If available, please provide the National Stock Number (NSN) and purchase order number with the initial inquiry to expedite the request.
Billing Problems/Inquiries - GSA-fulfilled Orders Only
Contact the GSA National Finance Center as follows:
USDA (including Forest Service & Cooperators (Activity Address Codes 12XXXX)
Quinda Burns, (816) 926-5715 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of the Interior (Activity Address Codes 14XXXX)
Deborah Toigo, (816) 823-2036 or email: email@example.com
Supervisor - Billings Unit
Lesley Schmidt, (816) 926-7985 or email: Lesley.Schmidt@gsa.gov
GSA Wildland Fire Equipment Catalog
The 2014 price update and 2013 Wildland Fire Equipment Catalog are both available online.
U.S. Forest Service Specifications
USDA Forest Service specifications are now available from the USDA's Technology and Development Center site.
Eligibility To Use GSA Sources
The first point of contact for a non-federal user seeking sponsorship is the applicable State FEPP Coordinator. Sponsorship must be granted by the State Forester and approved by the USDA Forest Service. For more information, see the GSA Order (Effective 02/16/11) [PDF, 5.05MB] on customer eligibility. Non-federal users should note paragraph 7(d)4.
The agreement listed below details GSA responsibilities in providing equipment and supplies for the USDA Forest Service and authorized state/local cooperators. DLA and USDA-FS will develop a new Interagency Agreement.
USDA Forest Service and Cooperator Activity Address Codes
To update the information associated with your Activity Address Code (AAC), see your appropriate Forest Service Regional Point of Contact. The most current list of Forest Service regional contacts is on GSA's main fire program site. State and local firefighting agencies need to contact the relevant POC listed as responsible for Federal Excess Personal Property (FEPP). USDA Forest Service locations may contact the person listed as responsible for "FS offices." Forest Service locations may also request a new AAC through the listed regional contact. Local cooperators are required to initiate requests for an AAC with the state's FEPP Coordinator.
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