The Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) began operations in the spring of 1992. The Southeast Region of Department of Natural Resources, the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management are provided with all-risk dispatching from this center. The center also provides expanded dispatch for the Mid-Columbia Wildlife Refuge. CWICC’s area covers 22,520,959 acres, with protection of 7.2 million acres encompassing 17 counties, comprising about 48% of the State of Washington.
Southeast Department of Natural Resources Regions include: Alpine, Klickitat and Snake River.
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Ranger Districts include: Tonasket & Methow Valley RDs (Okanogan Division); Chelan & Entiat RDs (Columbia River Division); Wenatchee River RD (Wenatchee River Division), and Cle Elum & Naches RDs (Yakima River Division).
Bureau of Land Management lands on the East slopes of the Cascade incude; Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat and Yakima counties.
Central Washington Interagency Communication Center (CWICC) serves as the focal point to provide all-risk dispatching, logistical support, intelligence, resource status and availability, relative to anticipated and ongoing incident activity for all cooperating agencies within the CWICC area of influence. The center facilitates movement of resources between cooperating agencies, units and concurrently ensures fire suppression capabilities by monitoring weather, fire danger and prescribed burning activity within the area. The center also responds to requests for resources to neighboring units and NWCC.
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