Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center
The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center (SFIDC) is dedicated to providing interagency dispatch support to the greater Sierra Front area. SFIDC represents the following agencies:
The Center functions under the Incident Command System ICS), in cooperation with local emergency management agencies and municipalities, as well as State and federal agencies in the mitigation of natural and human-caused incidents.
The Sierra Front Interagency Dispatch Center is located at the Minden airport, just north of Minden, Nevada. The city of Reno, Nevada is one of the primary landmarks within our zone of influence. The SFIDC Zone of Influence covers approximately 11.5 million acres in central and western Nevada and eastern California. Geographically, SFIDC’s jurisdictional agencies cover interspersed state and federal lands from Doyle Ca. south to Mono Lake, Ca. and from the eastern shores of Lake Tahoe, NV. east to Austin and Tonopah, NV. There are municipalities, cities, and private lands that are not part of SFIDC’s jurisdiction throughout the overall geographical boundaries. These in-holdings are managed by the many cooperators from the cities, counties, and military. (See Find Us)
The Sierra Front exhibits complex and challenging fire conditions that gives rise to a variety of issues including: interfused land ownership, concentrated populations, urban/suburban development, vegetation that generates volatile and high intensity wildland fires, rugged terrain, severe weather conditions, and competing resource values. The historical fire load on the Sierra Front is approximately 400 wildfires each season, which includes fires on federal, state, and private lands. Through the Incident Command System (ICS), SFIDC mobilizes local resources for the mitigation of wildland fires and other disasters throughout the United States, including incidents managed by FEMA. The Center receives approximately 2000 incidents each year.
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