Pine Barrens Wildfire Task Force
as of April 2015.
(See the Commission resolution establishing the Wildfire Task Force for the Task Force's mission statement.)
Federal Organizations 
(6)
Brookhaven National Laboratory Fire Rescue Group (part of Emergency Services Division)
National Weather Service (Upton Forecast Office)
New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing
New York Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility #1
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (see Long Island Refuge Complex)
United States Forest Service
State Organizations 
(5)
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Emergency Management Office
New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control 
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Suffolk County Water Authority
County Organizations 
(5)
Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
Suffolk County Fire Academy: FRES web page and Vocational Educational and Extension Board of the County of Suffolk web page
Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation
Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad
Suffolk County Arson Task Force
Town Organizations 
(3)
Brookhaven Town Fire Marshal  (part of Department of Building and Fire Prevention, Division of Fire Prevention)
Riverhead Town Fire Marshal (part of Building Department)
Southampton Town Fire Marshal (part of Public Safety Department)
Fire Departments 
(16)
Brookhaven Fire Department
East Quogue Fire Department 
Eastport Fire Department 
Flanders Fire Department 
Gordon Heights Fire Department
Hampton Bays Fire Department 
Manorville Fire Department 
Middle Island Fire Department
Miller Place Fire Department
Quogue Fire Department
Ridge Fire Department
Riverhead Fire Department 
Rocky Point Fire Department
Wading River Fire Department 
Westhampton Beach Fire Department
Yaphank Fire Department
Fire Councils 
(5)
Brookhaven Town Fire Chiefs Council 
Fire Chiefs Council of Suffolk County, NY
Riverhead Town Fire Chiefs Council 
Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council
Suffolk County Fire District Officers' Association
Commission Councils and Entities
(3)
Law Enforcement Council
New York Wildfire and Incident Management Academy
Protected Lands Council
Private Organization (1) The Nature Conservancy  - Long Island Chapter
Executive Board (Chair and two Co Vice Chairs) Chair: 
Mr. John "Chip" Bancroft, Francis S. Gabreski Airport Fire Department (since December 2014)

Co-Vice Chairs:
Mr. Edward Schneyer, Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (since December 2005)
Capt. Timothy P. Byrnes,  New York State Forest Rangers (represents NYS DEC on Task Force) (since June 2006)

Past Chairs:
Mr. John M. Urevich, Southampton Town Fire Chiefs Council (December 2005 through April 2014); previously served as Co Vice Chair since February 1998)
Mr. John M. Searing, P.E., Ex-Chief, Rocky Point Fire Department, and Deputy Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (Chief Searing is the founding Chair and served from November 1995 through February 1998)
Mr. Philip R. Drower, Former Commissioner, Wading River Fire District, and Ex-Chief, Wading River Fire Department (February 1998 through September 2005; previously served as Co Vice Chair since November 1995)

Past Co-Vice Chairs:
Capt. (Ret.) Robert J. Conklin, New York State Forest Rangers (represented NYS DEC on Task Force) (November 1995 through November 2003)
Det. (Ret.) John Grauer, Suffolk County Police Department Arson Squad (November 2003 through May 2006)

Meeting and
Other Committee
Information
Meets approximately four times per year on a weekday evening, with the locations varying among fire houses and agency offices. Specialized committees also exist, and meet on schedules that are set separately.  See the current schedule for the next meeting.  See this link for meeting minutes.

The Task Force has the following standing subcommittees: