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More prescribed burns planned for Superior National Forest
 April 29, 2016
Warm and dry spring weather conditions are allowing the Superior National Forest to continue prescribed fire activities today (April 29) that will improve wildlife habitat,

Teaming up to train at home
 April 26, 2016
Camp Ripley prescribed burn On Saturday April 23, 2016 nearly 65 Minnesota DNR and National Guard personnel teamed up for a prescribed burn training event at

MIFC announces staff changes
 April 21, 2016
A new team is coming together at the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Dispatch Bekah Luedtke On April 4, 2016 Rebekah (Bekah)


 Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS)

The mission of MNICS is to coordinate, educate and implement the Incident Command System to support fire and all risk incidents in Minnesota and nationwide.

MNICS is an interagency group with state and federal partners that cooperate in management of wildfire and all risk incidents and provide standard procedures, practices and information to facilitate, coordinate and support actions on incidents in Minnesota.  The organization is governed by a Task Force of agency leads.

Member agencies are the US Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), National Park Service (NPS), and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM).

Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC)

MIFC houses the Northeast Interagency Fire Cache and MNICS staff.  MIFC serves as a hub for mobilization of wildfire and emergency resources.  Services include:

  • All Risk Emergency Management and Support
  • Dispatch Coordination Center
  • Fire Behavior Support
  • Fire Cache
  • Radio Shop
  • Rural Fire Department Support
  • Symbols Program
  • Training Program
  • Wildfire Aviation Management
  • Information Management

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