The FIRESCOPE Task Force is representative of FIRESCOPE
Board of Director Member Agencies with representatives providing operational
and functional expertise in the areas of mutual aid, ICS, and MACS.
The FIRESCOPE Board of Directors is responsible for determining Task
Force size and agency make-up.
The FIRESCOPE Task Forces primary responsibilities include the provision
of technical expertise and support to the FIRESCOPE Joint Operations
Team and the FIRESCOPE Executive Coordinator to address issues influencing
mutual aid, ICS, and MACS applications. Additionally, they are responsible
for coordinating with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's (NWCG)
Incident Operations Standards Working Team in addressing ICS and MACS
applications to ensure that FIRESCOPE-developed products are compatible
with National Incident Management System (NIMS)-developed products.
Finally, the FIRESCOPE Task Force serves as the technical staffing
element, providing recommendations to the Operations Team on issues
influencing ICS and MACS components. The Task Force provides a level
of quality control in the development and application of FIRESCOPE products
and coordination with NWCG on common issues that influence ICS and MACS
development at the national level.