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24
Jul
2014

Wildlandfire.com Ads

  • 07/24/2014
  • Mt Eddy
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Hello All,In a GoTo Meeting today with a partner company of ours, we noticed an issue.  But, the good thing, the issue isn't on our side....So, here is what we discovered, those who have search bars that are downloaded on to your computer from Firefox, Ask.com, Jeeves, ect, are getting Websteriod Ads appearing that take over our Maps and our…

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24
Jul
2014

Historic photo of Paul Gleason

  • 07/24/2014
  • Karen Miranda Gleason
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This is a photo of Paul Gleason, squad boss on Dalton Hotshots, taken by firefighter Miles Wilson during the 1965 Monkey Fire in San Bernardino National Forest. Wilson reports that Gleason "roped us in," using rock climbing rope to tie the crew to trees on the steep fire line, where they slept overnight.

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24
Jul
2014

Status Update on Wildlandfire.com

  • 07/24/2014
  • Mt. Eddy
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Hey all, I hope everyones season has been off to a good start.  I know ours has been full of excitement, adventure, and challenge.  To run Wildlandfire.com isn't just a job, it is a passion.  One we took one with the trust of Steve and Mellie that we would see this thing through. Our first year was a tough year,…

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24
Jul
2014

Update on Paul Gleason Wildland Fire Scholarship

  • 07/24/2014
  • Karen Miranda Gleason
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Many of us feel at a loss for how to respond when firefighter lives are lost. My late husband, Paul Gleason, always tried to find a way to turn tragedy into lessons that could help save future lives. Fire science students at Colorado State University (CSU), where Paul was an adjunct professor 2001-2002 during his brief retirement, have been following in his footsteps,…

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22
Jul
2014

R5 Maps and QR Codes

  • 07/22/2014
  • Ab
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This announcement is specific to GACC maps (North and South) available for the following – this information is also in the attached PDF. At the bottom of this are the links to the Known Aviation Hazards maps as well – a little notification duplication doesn’t hurt! J     CA Geospatial PDFs downloadable links for mobile devices (and many other uses…

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16
Jul
2014

Federal Wildfire Funding

  • 07/16/2014
  • FWFSA
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To all: Notwithstanding the already introduced Wildfire disaster Funding Act bills in Congress, a new, more complex bill has been introduced By Sen. McCain of Arizona, S. 2593, the FLAME Act Amendments Act of 2014. We have already responded tothe first bills stating our concerns and are in the process of offering an opinion onthis one. However much to our…

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13
Jul
2014

List of all Fire Use/Wildland Fire Modules?

  • 07/13/2014
  • ssgtsiler
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Does anyone know of a complete list of all Fire Use Modules/Wildland Fire Modules? I've been able to piece together a short list, but I know it's far from complete.

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08
Jul
2014

20 years ago today

  • 07/08/2014
  • Bear
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20 years ago today I was watching the OJ Simpson trial in the pilots lounge at the airport in Vernal Utah. A cold front swept through and we had put the door on the Twin Otter by lunch, knowing that no one was going to jump in such ferocious wind. Just before we called it a day a news alert interrupted the OJ Simpson broadcast…

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03
Jul
2014

Viking

  • 07/03/2014
  • Honky Tonk
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Does anyone know if there is someone in the fire science or PPE side of wild land fire who is encouraging ideas for new fire shelter designs or holding any competitions for the general public/ universities/ research facilities to be a part of? Two nights ago after having a heavy heart about the Granite Mountain Hotshots I had an idea…

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03
Jul
2014

Quirky.com Invention “Spot Fire”

  • 07/03/2014
  • R5FedFF
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Hi everyone I recently conceptualized an idea for a new emergency communication device to be utilized by first responders.  I am calling it "Spot Fire" and it would be a kit that when deployed will provide a boost to the signal used by our hand held radios.  It is currently in the "Conceptualization" phase I am just looking for feed…

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03
Jul
2014

THE WORLD ENDS, BUT YOU SURVIVED. CAN YOU REBUILD SOCIETY? CAN YOU THRIVE?

  • 07/03/2014
  • FWmaps
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Calling all survival enthusiasts, builders, handymen, designers, architects, hunters, foragers, trappers: a major cable network is looking for you. In a new, groundbreaking docu-reality series, a group of strangers must rebuild civilization. With infrastructure devastated, communication severed, and the comforts and conveniences of modern life suddenly stripped away, participants must rely on their combined skills to find water, food, power, shelter -…

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03
Jul
2014

4 Career Options Outside the Fire Service

  • 07/03/2014
  • Fire Career Opportunity
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4 Career Options Outside the Firehouse for Firefighters It might be surprising, but those interested in becoming firefighters have multiple career options. Those who have earned degrees in fire science or graduated from a fire academy have skills and knowledge for a variety of career paths. So, if you are considering a career outside a traditional fire department, here are…

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30
Jun
2014

SAIRs reluctance to lay blame results in frivolous lawsuits

  • 06/30/2014
  • Bear
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Attempting to reconstruct the events that led up to a serious injury or fatality is necessary so we can learn to identify potentially harmful situations before they happen and mitigate those hazards. The trend to focus on learning from tragedies and not assigning blame seems laudable until it fosters lawsuits because the report is inconclusive about the probable cause of…

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27
Jun
2014

Haix Missoula Boots

  • 06/27/2014
  • mwcizone
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Anyone have any wear experience with the HAIX brand (Missoula model) boots? 

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25
Jun
2014

SJSU Mobile Fire Weather Lab

  • 06/25/2014
  • CBowers
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SJSU's Mobile Fire Weather Lab is now available in ROSS through the Tahoe National Forest! We are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and therefore operate at no cost to the incident. All lab members are fireline qualified. While conducting our research, we can provide valuable real-time data to fire personnel. Check out our website at www.fireweather.org and…

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