Federal Interagency Communications Center
The Federal Interagency Communications Center (FICC) was established in May 1985 following a reciprocal agreement between the United States Forest Service, The Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Bureau of Indian Affairs to consolidate dispatching services for the following Federal Agencies:
- Bureau of Land Management - California Desert District (CDD) - 24 Million Acres
- Joshua Tree National Park (JTP) - 764 Thousand Acres
- Death Valley National Park (DVP) - 3.3 Million Acres
- San Bernardino National Forest (BDF) - 850 Thousand Acres
- Mojave National Preserve (MNP) - 1.6 Million Acres
- Southern California Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs (SCA)
- Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument (Administered By Forest Service And BLM) - 272 Thousand Acres
FICC Is Located in the San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office in the city of San Bernardino.
The center provides 24 hour dispatching, 365 days a year for Fire, Law Enforcement, Recreation, Resources, and administrative capacities for the member Agencies. The area served by FICC covers approximately 30 Million Acres in five separate counties, reaching to the Arizona, Nevada and Mexican Borders.
The Resources served by the FICC include:
- 100 + Uniformed Law Enforcement Officers
- 7 Special Agents
- 35 Fire Stations
- 7 Active Fire Lookouts
- 20 Fire Prevention Units
- 70 Forest Protection Officers
- 6 Hand Crews
- 1 Fuels Crew
- 3 Helicopters
- 2 Air Tankers
- 1 Helitanker
- 1 Air Attack
- 1 Law Enforcement Patrol Plane
- 1 Dozer
- San Bernardino Air Tanker Base
- Heaps Peak Helibase
- Keenwild Helibase
- Apple Valley Helibase
Law Enforcement Activities tend to be busiest in the Winter and Spring, and fire activities are busiest in the Summer and Fall months.
FICC is active 365 Days a year, making it one of the most unique and active Federal Dispatch Centers in the nation.
The FICC Dispatch Center recently moved with the San Bernardino National Forest to a new facility and has gone through a major renovation and equipment upgrade, bringing communication with public safety personnel to a new level.
For More Information, please contact:
Federal Interagency Communication Center602 South Tippecanoe Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92408