Benefits of belonging to NWSA
The National Wildfire Suppression Association (NWSA) represents more than 150 private wildland fire services contractors who operate on an as-needed basis to provide federal/state and local agencies with a variety of resources for wildland fire and other emergency incidents. Resources include twenty-person firefighting crews, timber faller modules, engines, tenders, dozers and other specialized fire equipment as well as a full complement of fire/emergency incident camp services.
- NWSA’s annual national conference, newsletters and website promote professionalism and excellent performance through the exchange of information about issues related to the industry.
- NWSA offers a Professional Contractor Certification Program which will equip members with the basics in Worker’s Compensation, USDOL, Critical Management and USDOT regulations, and Business Ethics. Our program changes topics each year!
- NWSA advocacy includes working as a cooperator in the wildland fire services to build positive relationships with agencies and to advocate for programs like Best Value Contracting that provide agencies with the most professional private resources.
- NWSA works with vendors in our field to provide member discounts on things like radios, packs, and more!