Dear Ab and families
There must be a national rotation/deployment list of all crews, engine and hotshots, somewhere, to coordinate deployment.
Although I’ve been able to track my son fairly consistently this season–it has not been easy. I learned he went to Okanogan by reading the daily press releases from the agency hosting his crew.
Every few days I run searches on the name of his crew to see if there is a newspaper article that mentions the crew by name. That way I can zero in on his whereabouts when he has not been able to call.
When I locate the incident site, I ask the Web master to include a list of crews by name and/or crew leader into the daily sitreps as did the site for the Bull Elk Park Fire: Click here: index. I have also sent an e-mail to agency hosting my son’s crew requesting that its Web site note assignments along with the other engine crews’ rotation lists.
If more families ask for this information, the agencies might respond.
Thanks for this great site, for allowing free speech, and for letting those of us related to these heroes a chance to share our concerns, too.