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FICC officeThe Federal Interagency Communications Center (FICC) was established May 1985 following a reciprocal agreement between the Forest Service (USFS), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to consolidate dispatching services for the following agencies:

California Desert District BLM (CDD)Mojave National Preserve (MNP)
Death Valley National Park (DVP)San Bernardino National Forest (BDF)
Joshua Tree National Park (JTP)Southern California Agency BIA (SCA)
Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument 
(Administered by Forest Service and BLM)

The FICC is located in the San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor’s Office in the city of San Bernardino. 

It provides 24 hour dispatching for fire, law enforcement, recreation, resources, and administrative capacities for the member agencies. The area served by the FICC covers approximately 30 million acres in five separate counties, reaching to the Arizona, Nevada and Mexico borders. 

  • CDD        24 Million Acres
  • JTP         764 Thousand Acres
  • DVP        3.3 Million Acres
  • MNP       1.6 Million Acres
  • BDF        850 Thousands Acres

Resources Served 

100 + Law Enforcement Officers
7 Special Agents
35 Fire Stations
7 Active Fire Lookouts
20 Fire Prevention Units
6 Hand Crews
1 Fuels Crew
3 Helicopters
2 Air Tankers
1 Helitanker
1 Air Attack
1 LE Patrol Plane
1 Dozer
1 Air Tanker Base 

Law enforcement activities tend to be busiest in the winter and spring, and fire activities are busiest in the summer and fall months.
The FICC is active 365 days a year, making it one of the most unique and active federal dispatch centers in the nation.  The FICC has recently moved with the USFS to a new facility and has gone through a major renovation and equipment upgrade.

CDD Fire Management
WildCAD Information
WildCAD Run Cards pdf
Wild Web
Related Links
Forest Service FICC Site
Informational Video About FICC

Federal Interagency Communication Center
602 South Tippecanoe Ave
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Phone: (909)383-5652