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Southwest Coordination Center
333 Broadway SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

The Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC), referred to affectionately as 'swick' within the wildland fire community, is an interagency logistics coordination center responsible for coordinating and facilitating the movement of wildland firefighting resources between the Twelve Dispatch Centers in the Southwest Area and, as needed, nationally with the National Coordination Center (NICC) in Boise, ID. 

Although located at the U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Regional Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, SWCC operates under the direction of the Southwest Area Coordinating Group (SWCG), not any one specific agency.  As an interagency office, permanent employees of the SWCC consists of employees from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management - Arizona State Office, Bureau of Land Management - New Mexico State Office, National Park Service, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and U.S. Forest Service. SWCC, as a unit, does not own any wildland firefighting resources.

SWCC is divided into two functional areas (1) Logistical Operations (LOGS) and (2) Predictive Services & Intelligence (PS&I):

(1) Logistical Operations is the largest of the program areas within SWCC primarily responsible for mobilization and demobilization of wildland firefighting resources to incidents within the SWA and throughout the nation. Area Coordinators manage various aspects of this program and are responsible for the overall dispatch operation at SWCC, liaison with the National Coordination Center (NICC), and being the focal point for resource ordering related questions.

(2) Predictive Services and Intelligence is the decision support side of SWCC, bringing together fire weather, fire behavior, and fire intelligence under one umbrella to produce a number of daily and forecast / outlook products.  The Fire Weather program consists of professional Meteorologists primarily responsible for conducting weather briefings, monitoring weather and verifying products, liaison with the National Weather Service, overseeing all aspects of the Remote Automated Weather System (RAWS) for the Southwest Area, and creating and disseminating the daily 7-Day Significant Fire Potential, and monthly and seasonal outlooks.  TheIntelligence Section is responsible for (1) collecting and disseminating daily wildland fire and prescribed fire activity, (2) managing the SWA SIT209 application, SWA portion of FTP.NIFC.GOV site, and SW portion of the National Fuel Moisture Data application, (3) collaboratively working with other Predictive Services Group members on the daily 7-Day Significant Fire Potential, monthly, and seasonal outlook products, (4) monitoring the status of national firefighting resources, (5) creating and disseminating SWCC Morning Intelligence Briefing, News and Notes, Large Fire Maps, IROC Reports, YTD and Historical Fire Occurrence Data, Area-wide and individual station ERC Charts, etc, and (6) overseeing and managing the Southwest Coordination Center website. 

Although SWCC does not have a permanently assigned Public Affairs / Fire Information Officer, the Fire and Aviation Management Division of the USFS Southwestern Region provides ongoing support to SWCC with their Regional Public Affairs Officer.  During an active fire season, FAM/SWCC will order in a Type 1 or 2 Fire Information Officer (PIO1 or PIO2) to work with the Regional Public Affairs Officer.  Primary duties of the Fire Information Officer (PIO1 or PIO2) is to provide wildland fire information to the interal USFS Fire Leadership, coordinate news media activities, create and disseminate general public news releases, and respond to requests from internal and external sources.

Kenan Jaycox Center Manager BLM-NM - SWCC Administration
- IROC Administration
- Unit Identifiers
- SWCG Member & Liaison
Juan Ortiz Deputy Center Manager USFS - Equipment Coordinator
- SWCC Sharepoint Coordinator
Sairy Neal Aircraft Coordinator USFS  
Oscar Sedillo Aircraft Dispatcher NMS - SWCC Mobilization Guide
Bryant Tsadiasi Crew Coordinator BIA - IARR Coordinator
- Mobilization Center Coordinator
Dominic Hammer Overhead Coordinator BLM (AZ) - Incident Mgmt Teams Roster Coordination
Chuck Maxwell Meteorologist USFWS - Program Manager
- Research & Development
- National Product Coordination
Rich Naden Meteorologist NPS - Daily Operations / 7-Day Fire Potential
- Products & Briefings
- RAWS / WIMS Coordinator
Jacob 'Milo' Gentry Intelligence Coordinator NPS - SIT209 Application
- NFMD Program
- Intelligence Products & Reports
- SWCC Website Manager