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.
Crew news and resource update
August 17, 2016
MIFC crew #2 at the Jenkins Fire, Roundup MT (Mike Mackey photo) As of today, the Minnesota Interagency Fire Center had 142 personnel on assignment
Island fire near Michigan is 60 percent contained
August 12, 2016
Update from the Bureau of Indian Affairs FAYETTE, Mich. – The Poverty Island Wildfire, burning since late June on the 200 square-acre island off Michigan’s
Crew heads to Michigan
August 9, 2016
Eighth crew of the season is mobilized Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) crew #3, under crew bosses Adam Cook and Jeremy Pace, U.S. Forest Service,
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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