Dispatch Working Team

The Dispatch Working Team was established to…

Each MNICS Working Team will have one (1) Agency Rep. that will serve as the Core Working Team Membership (with signatory authority) and additional ad hoc members can be added  (but with no signatory authority) but with Task Force approval.  All ad hoc members need their Agency’s Task Force Rep. approval ahead of time to attend the MNICS Annual Meeting each year.

The Chair and Vice Chair are both 2 year terms. Time as Vice Chair should be used to learn the roles and responsibilities of the Chair.

Dispatch Working Team Charter 2017-2020


2017 MEMBERS

  • Chair (and USFS Rep): Ryan Kingsley
  • Vice Chair (and DNR Rep): Amber Jungwirth
  • Task Force Rep: Natasha Woodwick
  • FWS Rep: Kim Muirhead
  • NPS Rep: Vacant
  • BIA Rep: Desiree Red Day
  • MIFC Aviation Rep: Linda Bruss
  • MIFC Intel Rep: Diane Nygaard

CHAIR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage Meetings
  • Lead for identified Taskforce Meetings (2 per year). Spring/Fall
  • Complete Working Team Assignment sheets
  • Spring Newsletter article
  • MNICS Annual Meeting article
  • Keep Dispatch Working Team page on MNICS.org up to date

VICE CHAIR RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Determined by the Chair

CHAIR ROTATION
Year               Chair     Vice Chair
2018/2019     DNR      FWS
2020/2021     FWS       BIA
2022/2023     BIA         NPS
2024/2025     NPS        FS
2025/2026     FS           DNR

WORKING TEAM ASSIGNMENTS

  1. Establish an interagency aviation mishap response plan.
  2. Establish an interagency line of duty death / serious injury response plan.
  3. Develop a short training/ refresher program for single resources, including but not limited to Line EMTs & SEC1/SEC2/ SECM, so they can easily understand and navigate as a single resource when dispatched. This is not the same thing as the single resource boss refresher. Idea to gather questions to answer.
  4. Develop topics to cover at single resource boss refresher in the spring of 2017. It’s anticipated that each working team assigned with this will present at the refresher.
  5. DISPATCHER ROSS Refresher / WildCAD Refresher Training
  6. Sponsor a ROSS Refresher for MNICS IMT Members: ORDM, SPUL, RESL, RCDM, RADO, SCKN
  7. Develop an INTERAGENCY Agenda for the 2017 Dispatchers Workshop, to be held in March 2017. MIFC Dispatch will host with help of DWT.
  8. Continue development of dispatchers in all function areas of dispatch. Track and analyze trainee’s progress. Offer interagency trainee opportunities.
  9. Review MNICS Mob Guide to determine if the information within is up to date and needed to be included. Review to suggest modifications in line with national trends for the 2017 MNICS MOB Guide.