Title: National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC)
  • National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

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GACC - Geographic Area Coordination Center; NICC - National Interagency Coordination Center; NIFC - National Interagency Fire Center
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Record Last Modified: July 24, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 66

The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) is the focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other incidents throughout the United States. Located in Boise, Idaho, the NICC also provides Intelligence and Predictive Services related-products designed to be used by the internal wildland fire community for wildland fire and incident management decision-making. There are five primary components to the NICC website: (1) Incident Information page - designed to provide the general public with daily updates on large fires throughout the United States. (2) Predictive Services - provides the operational products produced by the NICC and links to outside operational activities. (3) Logistics/Dispatch - provides operational and administrative links to the mobilization sections located in the Center. (4) Administrative - designed to provide the tools, background information, and links that make Fire and Incident Operations work. (5) Related Links - provides Area and National links to other related websites. Wildfire suppression is built on a three-tiered system of support - the local area, one of the 11 geographic areas, and finally, the national level. When a fire is reported, the local agency and its firefighting partners respond. If the fire continues to grow, the agency can ask for help from its geographic area. When a geographic area has exhausted all its resources, it can turn to NICC at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) for help in locating what is needed, from air tankers to radios to firefighting crews to incident management teams.

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