Before serving as the Deputy Branch Chief for Fire and Aviation Operations, Dan served as the superintendent of Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in eastern Idaho. Buckley began his career in 1976, serving as a seasonal firefighter at Sequoia National Park. He worked for 16 years there on the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshot Crew, and then later served as the prescribed fire manager at Yosemite National Park and as fire management officer for the national parks in the Bay Area of California. Before Craters of the Moon, he was the NPS Program Lead for Wildland Fire Operations. He has served on numerous interagency coordination groups developing the Interagency Prescribed Fire Implementation Guide and the Interagency Standards for Fire and Aviation Operations. He currently is a Type 1 Operations Section Chief, Prescribed Fire Burn Boss Type 1, and a Fire Behavior Analyst. He also is a team leader for Serious Accident Investigations and Large Fire Cost Reviews. Buckley received an associate degree in science from Cuesta Community College in 1980 and a BA in Journalism/Public Relations with minors in Biology and Anthropology from Humboldt State University in 1984.
Australia’s most recent wildfire season has been devastating, burning over 18 million acres and killing 34 people and over half a billion animals. In this session, attendees will hear about the Department of the Interior’s role in international mobilization of fire fighters for the Australian Bushfire