Tom Harbour

Chief Tom Harbour is a recognized expert in wildland fire and aviation management policy and operations. He served the longest term to date as the National Fire and Aviation Management Director (National Fire Chief) of the USDA Forest Service, overseeing a program that employed over 10,000 firefighters, with an annual budget of nearly $4 billion. Since retiring, he has worked as a consultant offering expertise and advice on wildland fire issues as well as policy and organizational issues. He is now assisting the NFFF in work to reduce LODD, accident and injury among firefighters responding in the wildland and WUI environments. Harbour serves on the Board of the International Association of Wildland Fire as well as on the Advisory Board of the NFFF. He can be reached at [email protected].