National Line Officer Team
Welcome to the National Fire Line Officers Team (NLOT) webpage! Our Mission is to help our fellow Line Officers be successful in meeting Fire Management responsibilities and expectations. With your input, we serve as a conduit raising awareness to emerging issues and ensuring your perspectives are shared with National Fire Leadership. The main goals of NLOT are to:
- Foster a culture of safety which reflects, promotes and maintains a safe work environment for employees;
- Provide and promote leadership on national policy, standards, and procedures related to Fire and Aviation Management (FAM);
- Communicate with and mentor Line Officers on issues related to FAM, including the integration of research and management; and
- Recognize significant achievement among our peers.
NLOT Annual Fire Leadership Award
The National Fire Line Officer Team recognizes Line Officers each year for their commitment to excellence in three categories. The 20th Annual (2016 Fire Season) Fire Leadership recipients were:
Excellence in Line Officer Commitment to Firefighter and Public Safety:
Individual Award: Dale Dieter
Group Award: Boise NF District Rangers - Brant Petersen, John Kidd, Richard Newton, Stephaney Kerley, and Jake Strohmeyer
Excellence in Line Officer Commitment to Restoration of Fire Adapted Ecosystems
Individual Award: Debbie Cress
Excellence in Line Officer Commitment to Building a Workforce for the Future
Individual Award: Leslie Auriemmo
Group Award: Region Six Forest Supervisors - Alice Carlton, Rob MacWhorter, Rodney Smolden, Jason Kuiken, and Jim DeMaagd
Excellence in Line Officer Commitment to Partnership Efforts in Fire Management
Individual Award: Sandy Hurlocker
Stay tuned for the 2017 Recipients.
2017 Learning SummitThe Learning Summit's goal is to bring together agency leaders, fire managers, and researchers to help us evolve as a learning organization. Pre-read material as follows:
- 2017 Learning Summit Agenda
- Learning Summit Pre-Read Material
- RMAT Summary of Learning
- Risk Communication
- NFLC "Values"
- More Fire on the Landscape
- NFLC Program of Work (POW)
- Level 1-4 Letter from the Spring
This document highlights the roles, goals and governance of the National Fire Line Officer Team. The NLOT was originally charted by Jack Ward Thomas in August 1996.
This roster includes a complete list of current NLOT Representatives. The NLOT is comprised of approximately 25 members. It is chaired by a Deputy Regional Forester and includes two representatives from each Region.
This Power Point is the history and highlights of the NLOT from August 1996 when Jack Ward Thomas charted the NLOT through 2010. Note: This posting does not reflect the history from 2010 through current day; however, the intent is to have this completed by May 2016.
Program of Work
NLOT has combined with the WO Fire & Aviation Management Leadership Group and Regional Fire Directors to form the National Fire Leadership Council (NFLC). Click here to track progress of NLOT and NFLC's Program of Work.
There are a variety of other resources available on the Line Officer's Resource Page.