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Bill Kaage Biography

Bill Kaage
Bill Kaage

Bill Kaage was appointed to the Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) April 2011 to represent the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Bill is the Wildland Fire Director for the National Park Service and is a member of the NWCG's executive board.

Bill has 30 years of experience in wildland fire having worked for the United States Forest Service as well as the National Park Service at the local, regional, and national levels. Bill has been recently active as an incident commander for a northern California team with large fire response actions across the western United States. Throughout his career, Bill has been active in executing or supporting fuel treatment projects for the benefit of communities bordering wildland as well as treating fuel for resilient landscapes.

A consistent tenet of Bill's leadership philosophy has been a focus on building, maintaining, and enhancing relationships. The Cohesive Strategy is a natural conduit for this focus.