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DNR rural fire program aids Pine City
 February 5, 2016
Rural Fire Department Program Coordinator Tim Oland takes a look the water tender truck that was converted from a military chassis, saving the Pine City

DNR question of the week
 February 5, 2016
Question of the week: burning permits Q: Do I still need an open burning permit for my brush pile even though it is winter? Burning

Incident command leadership featured on WDIO-TV
 February 3, 2016
MNICS incident commanders featured on WDIO-TV in Duluth WDIO-TV in Duluth interviewed incident command leaders on Feb. 3, 2016 during the section chiefs academy training, sponsored by the


 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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