Wildfire Academy Field Exercises Provide Real Life Experience
June 2, 2015
The Minnesota Wildfire Academy continues this week at Itasca Community College. Several training courses are being held with a combination of classroom and field experiences.
Minnesota Wildfire Academy Largest Ever
June 2, 2015
Incident Information Desk 218 244-1918 staffed from 0630 to 6pm Minnesota Wildfire Academy Largest Ever This year’s Minnesota Wildfire Academy runs from Monday, June 1
DNR lifts burning restrictions
May 16, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources lifted burning restrictions throughout Minnesota due to decreased fire danger because of precipitation and green-up. Burning permits are now
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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