To All: The R-5 Regional Office has been gracious enough to meet with me tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to discuss a variety of topics. We will attempt to get some clarity to a number of issues recently brought up here on TheySaid and via emails and phone calls to me.
I want to reiterate that while many may infer a disconnect between any RO and those in the field, it is important to note that no one at any RO has any obligation to the FWFSA to communicate with us on any issue. This goes along with the WO where Mr. Harbour and I have a fairly good rapport and frequent dialogue.
Can’t say the same for the Director of Wildland Fire for DOI!
In any event, we have worked hard to ensure the Agencies understand we are not an adversary. We simply think it time to reform some outdated policies so that more of you who are federal wildland firefighters will be comfortable in making the honorable occupation a career.
Casey Judd, President