The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting burning in many northwest, central and metro area counties beginning March 25. Restrictions will extend to other parts of the state in the coming weeks.
The Minnesota Wildfire Academy, June 1-5, offers over 25 courses in wildland firefighting and support from pumps and power saws to intermediate incident command system and wildland fire behavior.
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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