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Objectives, Policy, and Scope of Operations

Objectives

This mobilization guide is intended to be used as a resource for dispatchers and fire managers for efficient mobilization of initial and extended attack resources.

Specific Goals

Provide for management of fires in a safe, effective and efficient manner. Provide incident action on lands under protection responsibility of cooperating agencies Improve and develop interagency use of aircraft, equipment, supplies, overhead and training facilities. Support agreements with mutual assistance cooperators, annual operating plans, and other cooperating agency agreements. Make the best use of available resources to protect life, property, and natural

resources.

Dispatch Responsibilities

Dispatch personnel, equipment supplies and aircraft to incidents. Maintain status of resources Assist in determining priorities for personnel, equipment and supplies in multiple incident situations. Coordinate with mutual aid agencies in support of incidents Flight follow aircraft to ensure safety Maintain fire records Maintain daily reports and records Data entry, distribution, and maintenance of weather information

Mission

The primary mission of the Northern Utah Interagency Fire Center is to maintain communications and coordination of all incidents on BLM, USFS, State Lands, NPS, and USFWS within the boundaries of the dispatch zone. Procedures for implementing aggressive and cost effective actions are identified in a number of local, regional and national plans and guides.

Positioning and utilizing established resources to meet anticipated and existing fire protection needs within the fire center boundaries regardless of geographic location or agency affiliation.

Priorities can be adjusted to meet specific situations (Refer to National Interagency Mobilization Guide 11.2).

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