n. An occurrence of either human-caused or natural phenomenon that requires action or support by emergency service personnel to prevent or minimize loss of life or damage to property and/or natural resources. (NWCG 2005)


  • Discussion


A wildland fire incident is just one example of a wide array of natural and human-caused phenomena requiring action to mitigate harm or damage.


  • See Also

  • References

    • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). 2005. Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology. [Online]. Available:


  • Notes

    • Author 

      Joe Scott, Research Forester

      Systems for Environmental Management