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  • 10/02/2014
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For those wondering, this story was submitted within the past few weeks. I personally edit grammar, typos, and fix link for all TheySaid posts to make sure they are appropriate for the website and follow our rules and guidelines for content that has been submitted.

In the past 3 weeks I have been working on the Boles Fire then working on the King Fire. I have not had time to log in to edit, deny or approve stories. During that time this story was submitted and stayed in our “Pending approval box” due to the fact I was away from my computer.

I have created two individual posts that include this video, and a second part of article that address what the videos say. Both will be published roughly the same time of day on October the 2nd and 3rd.

I would like to add that we do not censor any information, and we DO NOT support sexism. In this case it was a matter of not having time to approve posts. My apologies to any that upset about the delay in publishing the material.

Fast forward to 6 minutes to get to the correct segment.

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  1. Lets get real
    November 7, 2014 Reply

    The truth about who is behind this- The article attacks the Male class as a whole. The article makes out the Forest Service to be an evil mustache twisting villain. I want this out in the open. So about Ms. Alicia Dabney, the ring leader of this whole operation. I spent time in McClellan during her residency there as a student. Ms. Dabney spent more time filing her nails and not paying attention in class than participating. Ms. Dabney took it upon herself to leave the academy for a week, not tell anyone, than show back up on her own time frame. Management was to gun shy to do anything. She had multiple pending grievances on the Sequoia National Forest and continued to brag to her fellow classmates that she was going to get “six figures” from the government for her allegations. She also went as far as taking her lawyer to the bar where the academy students went for a drink afterwards to attack students with unauthorized interviews. She made the environment at the academy so hostile that the instructors were too scared to teach or be around her. She was out for blood. She is not the VICTIM here. She is in fact the mustache twisting villain who is educated on the system and knows how to squeeze uncle Sam for money.
    I spoke with an individual that Supervised her at one point. She had successfully ruined many careers with her antics. She is a cancer that gets people to believe her story. She does not speak for the woman in the fire service, she speaks for terrible fire fighters that don’t hold their weight in the Forest Service, Male and Female. Ms. Dabney is missing some elements that we put into every task book, “duty, respect and integrity.” She has none. Shame on you Ms. Dabney, shame on you.

  2. Character Assassination
    November 17, 2014 Reply

    Let’s get real (note proper use of apostrophe),
    If this audio that she has shared is indeed the kind of shit that she had to put up with on her crew, then there is plenty of blame to go around.

  3. Lets get real
    November 18, 2014 Reply

    Hey Character Assassination, thanks for the English lesson (note the sarcasm). I would refrain from your opinions before posting since you have absolutely no clue about the matter. I don’t need to start a war here. Ron Burgundy has wagged his finger at you and has labeled you as a bone a fide bush-leaguer. Please change your handle to represent yourself as that. Stay classy Wildlandfire.com!

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