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Resource Sharing

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The Resource Sharing Working Team (RSWT) is comprised of a mix of wildland fire managers and aviation specialists from the member agencies. The RSWT is a subset of and reports to Operations Committee. It is responsible for formulating resource sharing plans and strategies. They work very closely with the Executive Director to oversee and manage their grant allocations and carry out their business. The Chair of this Working Team is a member of the Operations Committee.

The RSWT is responsible for updating the Compact's Operations Manual. As part of this task, the RSWT strives to identify and resolve barriers to resource exchanges amongst the member agencies and with all other entities that may need or provide assistance. To this end, the RSWT has funds to provide attendance at the annual Alliance of Forest Fire Compacts meeting which includes most all of the U.S. and Canada. They have oversight of the Compact Incident Management Team development, maintenance, training, and deployment. The RSWT meets at least annually to review the years resource exchange activities and handle any issues for the future. Any injuries and/or safety concerns are also addressed by the RSWT.

Since the NFFPC is an international entity, the RSWT is responsible to ensure that the border crossing between the U.S. and Canada is as seamless as feasible during times of need. There is an annual meeting or discussion with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) every winter to stay informed of procedures and to ensure that crossings go smoothly.

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