Partnerships - Community Wildfire Protection Plans

Wildland fire knows no boundaries. Local, state, tribal and federal firefighters all work together to manage wildfires.  Pooling our strengths and resources helps us to be more effective and keeps our costs down.  

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS), housed at the Interagency Fire Center in Grand Rapids, MN, is the leader. 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.

Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs) reduce wildland fire risks across larger areas in a shorter amount of time by prioritizing and coordinating efforts across jurisdictions.  Following the guidelines of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act 2003, the Superior National Forest, in cooperation with state and local partners, completed and implemented CWPPs for all three counties within our protection area.For more information about developing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan and related authorities, please visit this Forest Service web page.

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The Forest Service is actively engaged with the community of Ely, Minnesota, which is a Fire Adapted Community

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) is the focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other incidents throughout the United States.