NATIONAL INTERAGENCY FIRE CENTERThe National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), located in Boise, ID, is the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. Eight different agencies and organizations are part of NIFC concept, where decisions are made using the interagency cooperation concept. NIFC has no single director or manager. Each agency is a contributing member of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (NMAC).
Among the many groups and organizations at NIFC is the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC). NICC is the focal point for coordinating wildland and all-risk resources to and from established Geographic Areas throughout the country.
The United States and Alaska are separted into ten Geographic Areas for the purpose of wildland fire and incident management. Each geographic area has its own Geographic Area Coordinating Group (GACG), Geographic Area Multi-Agency Coordinating Group (GMAC), and Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC).