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Active wildland fire day Saturday
 May 3, 2015
The combination of high temperatures, low relative humidity, low fuel moisture, and strong winds made Minnesota ripe for wildfires Saturday. Firefighters responded to 31 fires

Fire danger remains high in most of Minnesota despite scattered precipitation
 April 27, 2015
Weather plays an important role in fire danger and the chance of a small fire spreading and doing damage. Minnesota’s weather forecast for this week

DNR determines cause of Palsburg Fire
 April 24, 2015
Fire investigators have determined that the recent Palsburg Fire, which burned more than 4,500 acres of wild lands in Roseau County, originated from a slash

 

 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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