Over the summer of 2016, the Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) located at the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC) in Grand Rapids assisted with storm damage emergency response efforts in northeastern Minnesota. The interactive map below provides area-specific information about storm damage and all-hazard events.
Summer fire assignments: part two
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Keep 'em coming! MNICS members and friends, thanks for your "What I Did on My Summer Fire Assignment" submissions. We will post as many as
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Summer fire assignments: Part one
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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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