Hi guys….here’s some of the pages for Wildfire info if you know the region the fire is in…
National Fire News from NIFC â€¨www.nifc.gov/fireinfo/nfn.html â€¨A link to this is also on Ab’s Links page under News.
Large Incident Report for the NRCC (Northern Rockies Coordination Center) â€¨www.fs.fed.us/r1/fire/nrcc/large_fire_sit.htm
also if you know the area they are in look up the National Forest page, Nez Pearce had an awesome report page on the TACO fire. I look up the newspapers in the area they are in,,,sometimes you might even get a picture of your FF.
I keep a US map on the freezer each season and each person has a colored sticker I put on it to keep track of where they have been. Also tape articles abt their fires to the freezer…..they usually spend some time reading abt the fires when they are home because they don’t get a chance to do that when out on a job. By the end of season my freezer is hard to see behind the maps and the paper, I put it in scrap books each winter…..with pictures they have taken. It sounds a little dorky but my guys appreciate it and really do sit and look at past fires and reminisce,,,,especially if a FF buddy comes by….
Anyone else out there have ways to track them and keep up with what I call memory makers?
First time moms/wives: â€¨If you are trying to help your FF gather all the gear they need I have some good lists………when we started this I had a terrible time getting any info. My husband is the technical advisor I call myself the CIC……….(comfort incident commander). There is also a list on the FAQ page to They Said…
The link for the Large Incident Report above is for the NRCC (Northern Rockies Coordination Center), one of a number of GACCs (Geographic Area Coordination Centers). Fire is is organized by regions or GACCs. You must know which GACC area your firefighter’s fire is in to be able to access this type of info. Here’s the map with regional links: www.nifc.gov/fireinfo/geomap.html. It’s not all that hard to figure out, once you get used to the system. Â Â Wildlandfire.com has a link to the GACCs on the Links page under News and Reports, entitled “Situation Reports by Areas”. Pull down to the GEOGRAPHIC AREA COORDINATION CENTERS and they’re all there.
Sammi, another good equipment list came in from “Kicks” about a month ago. Holler if you want me to send it. We need to put CIC on the acronyms list.