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Operations Committee

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Goals and Objectives


Goal#1

Implement and direct Compact business under the direction of the Commission.

Objectives:

  • Establish administration guidelines and procedures for the Compact based on sound fiscal principles.
  • Provide direction to working teams.
  • Prepare an annual budget for Commissioners' review and approval.
  • Provide administrative guidance to the Executive Director.
  • Seek out grants and other supplemental funding sources.

Goal#2

Support each member agency, individually and as a Compact, in maintaining an effective forest fire control capability (preparedness).

Objectives:

  • Support each member agency, individually and as a Compact, in maintaining an effective forest fire control capability.
  • Share information and resources relative to wildland fire within and outside the Compact.
  • Support agency plans that incorporate the necessary methods and procedures for implementing mutual aid to other Compact agencies and shall be so written as to provide ready incorporation into a Compact Plan.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of programs that recognizes the changing role of fire in forest resource management.
  • Implement and encourage continuing interagency level training programs designed to maintain and enhance the skills and efficiencies of forest fire control personnel.
  • Review and report, at least once every five (5) years, the Compact's ability to provide mutual aid and other wildland fire assistance to member agencies and other cooperators.
  • Keep member agencies apprised of the newest fire management techniques developed by other agencies, the federal or provincial governments and other organizations.
  • Serve as a forum for the exchange of information, emerging issues, developing technologies, organizational changes and other important activities that impact the member agencies.

Goal#3

Support member agencies in maintaining an effective fire prevention program.

Objectives:

  • Establish and maintain a Compact Wildland Fire Prevention Education Team.
  • Develop and utilize prevention materials prepared for Compact-wide use.
  • Provide Compact-wide training in fire prevention techniques
  • Provide continuing support for "Smokey Bear" and similar agency prevention campaigns.
  • Develop, acquire and implement new, innovative and effective wildland fire prevention programs for the member agencies and the Compact.
  • Define and develop the Compact role with respect to prescribed fire, (use, role, standards, etc).

Goal#4

Establish and maintain close liaison with other compacts and cooperating agencies.

Objectives:

  • Facilitate the free exchange of information between compacts and cooperating agencies.
  • Maintain a state of the art web site to meet members' needs.
  • Provide an Annual Report to other compacts.
  • Provide Compact representation for Regional and National working groups and committees.

Goal#5

Provide the means for member agencies and cooperating partners to manage fires that might be beyond the capabilities of their respective agency.

Objectives:

  • Establish and maintain a pool of at least 8 Complex Incident Management Course (CIMC) trained individuals that can function as a team.
  • Support and promote the development of ICS in the Compact Provinces.
  • Develop and maintain a resource inventory of equipment and human resources within the Compact.
  • Establish standard agreements for resource sharing between Compacts for both wildland and prescribed fire.
  • Provide effective mobilization of NE Fire Compact member wildland fire management resources, both within and outside the Compact.

Goal#6

Maintain a full complement of active commissioners who take an active and participatoryrole in Compact activities.

Objectives:

  • In addition to regularly scheduled Compact meetings, each Fire Supervisor shall meet annually with the other Commissioners of their agency to discuss Compact matters.
  • Commissioner vacancies will be filled as rapidly as possible.
  • New Commissioners will be provided a briefing package and other information concerning the Compact mission.
  • Commissioners will be provided timely information on Compact activities including training and executive meeting notices and ongoing and proposed program activities.
  • Each Fire Supervisor will provide an Annual Report on Compact activities to the Governor and the legislative body of their respective agency.
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