The Minnesota Interagency Fire Center (MIFC), 402 SE 11th Street, Grand Rapids, Minnesota will begin heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement on Oct. 19, 2016. The three-phase project will start with second floor construction. The Cache remains open for business. Some staff members will relocate to the MIFC training room and others will temporarily be off site at other locations:
- U.S. Forest Service staff, including the initial attack dispatch office, will move to the USDA Northern Research Station at Itasca Community College
- MIFC aviation desk staffers will split their time between the Hibbing Tanker Base and MIFC
First floor construction is expected to start by late December. MIFC office hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and designated phone numbers remain the same, along with 24/7 duty officer coverage. Call before you visit and take caution in the MIFC parking lot while construction is underway. Contact Blake Freking or Bekah Luedtke if you have questions.