The title of this document has changed from: Interagency Aerial Ignition Guide.
The NWCG Standards for Aerial Ignition define and standardize procedures and equipment for approved aerial ignition operations aimed to ensure all operations are performed in a safe and efficient manner.
These procedures are specific to aerial ignition operations and the equipment outlined within this publication address both incident and project aerial ignition operations.
Our mission is to provide national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, tribal, and local partners. NWCG operations standards are interagency by design; they are developed with the intent of universal adoption by the member agencies. However, the decision to adopt and utilize them is made independently by the individual member agencies and communicated through their respective directives systems.