Based on a literature review and feedback from agency personnel, the National Technology and Development Program (NTDP) and a panel of experts revised this guidance.
While solid foods can be a valuable tool in sustaining wildland firefighters during long work shifts and potentially high caloric expenditures, this guidance also addresses products intended to assist the hydration needs of wildland firefighters. Overall, the goal is to provide readily available energy and promote hydration to enhance the safety and productivity incident responders.
The revised guidance replaces NWCG Memorandum 16-010, NWCG Supplemental Food and Drink Guidance.
Our mission is to provide national leadership to enable interoperable wildland fire operations among federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial 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.