The Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) uses the Incident Command System (ICS) to coordinate the weeklong Wildfire Academy. Under the ICS structure, the MNICS Incident Management Team (IMT) works closely with 2019 Minnesota Wildfire Academy partners:
- Itasca Community College (ICC)
- Itasca Area Schools Collaborative Education (IASCE)
- Northern Central Research and Outreach Center (NROC)
- Visit Grand Rapids
A MNICS IMT will be on site throughout the 2019 Wildfire Academy. Qualified personnel, who are certified by the National Wildfire Coordination Group (NWCG) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will fill the IMT positions. ICS trainees may also be a part of the team, gaining hands on experience while coordinating the incident.