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; the Task Force reports to the MNICS Board of Directors.
Member agencies are the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM). Ex-officio members are the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association (MSFCA) and the State Fire Marshal (SFM).
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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