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.