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13
Jul
2016

Remember Krys Evans

  • 07/13/2016
  • IronBall
  • 858 views
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Heard of the passing of Krys Evans in a structure fire in Oregon, Ex Plumas Hotshot that was injured in Kentucky fifteen years ago and confined to a wheelchair, good article in the Philomath Gazette: http://www.gazettetimes.com/philomathexpress/opinion/column-evans-was-once-part-of-elite-firefighting-crew/article_28696b01-f62f-5dda-9d17-121c625ebd14.html

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23
Jul
2015

Do you want to change the NFPA standards?

  • 07/23/2015
  • Summer
  • 1,392 views
  • 0 Comment

NFPA will only change requirements for the fit of your PPE, if you comment to tell them what you don't like. They do it while they have open comments while reviewing for the next standards issue... which ends TONIGHT. Visit http://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/document-information-pages?mode=code&code=1977 and click on "The next edition of this standard is now open" on top left. Scroll to bottom of Table of…

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04
Feb
2015

3rd Annual Wasatch Showdown Fundraiser

  • 02/04/2015
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 2,806 views
  • 0 Comment

Hello ALL! The 3rd Annual Wasatch Showdown is happening! It's on Saturday March 14th, 2015 at Brighton Ski Resort UT. This is the third annual Wasatch Showdown. It is going to be on March 14, 2015 at Brighton Ski Resort. Its a ski/snowboard team event where all team members must stay together and go to different checkpoints on the mountain, the…

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20
Jan
2015

Retired SNF 32 Captain Scott Newquist

  • 01/20/2015
  • Family
  • 3,349 views
  • 2 Comments

On Thursday January 15th, Scott Newquist of Big Creek passed away in a house fire. Our family thanks everyone for their support and our prayers go out to all who knew and loved him. A memorial is planned for Saturday, February 7th at 11:00 am in the shaver lake community center.

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04
Nov
2014

1965T120R / Chuck

  • 11/04/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 5,548 views
  • 6 Comments

UPDATE: He was released from the hospital and is on his way home to recover. Senior Member 1965T120R or to us known as Chuck was involved in a motorcycle accident earlier this afternoon. Chuck is know for all of his numerous posts to various social media sites that help push information out to the others. His known state is currently unknown but…

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22
Oct
2014

Big News from Wildlandfire.com

  • 10/22/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 27,953 views
  • 5 Comments

FireWhat, Inc., parent company of Wildlandfire.com has released the next generation of mobile fire mapping technology on October 22nd. Access real-time fire maps and fire incident information, such as a fire’s size, location and spread path, current weather and more using Wildlandfire.com’s new iOS app "Wildland Fire Map". The mobile app will be available for free starting October 22nd from the iTunes…

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15
Sep
2014

FWFSA member featured on NBC Nightly News

  • 09/15/2014
  • FWFSA
  • 4,399 views
  • 1 Comment

I cannot adequately convey my pride after watching one of our long-time FWFSA members, Jeanne Pincha-Tulley being featured on NBC's Nightly News tonight. The job of advocating on behalf of our Nation's federal wildland firefighters is often very stressful, but it is wonderful, dedicated folks like Jeanne and all our members that make that stress worthwhile.  Thanks to you all.…

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11
Sep
2014

Remember 9/11 from CEO, Sam Lanier

  • 09/11/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 2,756 views
  • 0 Comment

To all the friends, family, followers of Wildlandfire.com, and the Fire Service Community, We send our heartfelt gratitude for all you've done to sacrifice your lives for the protection of others. On this day, 13 years ago, I watched the world turn upside down, and I feared San Francisco was next. I watched the last 747 be guided safely to…

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04
Sep
2014

Families of the Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots Are Not Getting the Answers They Need

  • 09/04/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 3,503 views
  • 0 Comment

Read the article here: http://tinyurl.com/GraniteFamilies

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15
Jul
2014

Ooops

  • 07/15/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 1,955 views
  • 0 Comment

Everyone on this site is great! I've made a few mistakes when posting and the mods have a great way of saying "you ooops'd' without being mean about it. My son is calif dept of correction and works at a fire camp and I found this site during the telegraph fire but didn't become a member til son started working…

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08
Jul
2014

Wow!

  • 07/08/2014
  • Dlarosa13
  • 2,207 views
  • 1 Comment

Looks like I have been gone for a while....we have a fancy new page (Yay!). Does anyone know if we already registered (a few years back...) I need to register again?

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15
Feb
2008

Comment by betterhalf

  • 02/15/2008
  • WildlandFire.com Team
  • 2,290 views
  • 0 Comment

ES, Welcome. I also have a Wildland FF out on the job. I thought I would go crazy the first time he went out because we had never been apart in our time of marriage. We will be married 15 years this July 2008. I cried myself silly until I was out with my parents one day. We had been…

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29
Oct
2007

Comment by elg

  • 10/29/2007
  • WildlandFire.com Team
  • 1,924 views
  • 0 Comment

Ab I don't know about other family members, but the recent tragedy makes me angry to be in the situation we are in regard to lawsuits, the blame game, and who can make a buck or save a buck. What about the arsonists? What responsibility do they carry? Are the fire organizations putting as much effort into that investigation?

I'm even…

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21
Sep
2007

Comment by River

  • 09/21/2007
  • WildlandFire.com Team
  • 2,072 views
  • 0 Comment

ES, welcome. Hopefully someone who has recently experienced your same frustrations will provide timely advice. In the meantime, I'd suggest reading previous year's FamilySaid archives. I honestly believe the expansion of GACC website availability (or lack thereof) and our dependence & expectation of normal cell phone communication are both a blessing and a curse. Hit or miss information can increase…

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19
Sep
2007

Comment by American

  • 09/19/2007
  • WildlandFire.com Team
  • 2,131 views
  • 0 Comment

To FamilySaid - Response to "ES" I would offer the following comments and suggestions: Being the "other half" today in and of itself is difficult and more so if the "other half" is involved in a career that involves risk to life and limb. I would suggest that you will only make yourself physically "sick" and emotionally "unhappy" from the…

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