Any emergency, fire or medical, which would require the response on the personnel and equipment engaged in the training will take precedence, even if that means the training is cancelled altogether.
The exercise will conclude at 2 p.m. back at the ITD facility with an After Action Review by those involved. After Action Reviews allow the organizers to better facilitate future trainings based on the feedback of all members.
GIFF was formed in the late 1980s as a means of facilitating a coordinated response to wildland fires in and around Pocatello. Current members include Pocatello, Pocatello Valley Volunteer, Chubbuck, Fort Hall, and Inkom Fire Departments, along with the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management, and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. The group holds monthly coordination meetings in addition to conducting training exercises at least annually.