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Minnesota spring fire season update
 June 23, 2016
An early beginning DNR climate map, March 2016 Minnesota 2016 fire season began in early March as warm air surged north and temperatures climbed into

MNICS team fires up U of M summer camp
 June 20, 2016
Tom Simone, Cambridge DNR On Friday, June 17 a MNICS team presented "A Day in the Life of a Wildland Firefighter" as part of the

Wildfire Academy final update, June 10
 June 10, 2016
The 2016 Wildfire Academy has officially ended for this year. Many thanks to our Academy partners: Advanced Minnesota, Itasca Community College, University of Minnesota Northern


 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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