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09
Mar
2017

R5 Fire Hire Breaking the Law.

  • 03/09/2017
  • Common Sense
  • 825 views
  • 3 Comments

Watching behind the scenes I've seen Forest Supervisors, with little regard to hiring the most qualified employees to hire women. I have nothing against the hiring of woman or minorities but you CAN NOT bypass qualified candidates (category 1) and go all the way to (category 3) poorly qualified people just to fill your hiring quota. If you have applied…

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09
Mar
2017

Which Online Training

  • 03/09/2017
  • TylerJ
  • 250 views
  • 3 Comments

I am applying to wildland firefighting agencies for the summer season for the first time and I am trying to get a jump on the online training. I have started s 130. I am also planning on doing s 110, s 190, and L 180. Is that correct? should I be doing more? Less? Is there a website that is…

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09
Mar
2017

Pump specifications

  • 03/09/2017
  • Dave
  • 146 views
  • 1 Comment

I am looking for the specifications for a Hale 25FB-842 pump with 18 hp motor. Gallons per minute at what pressure? or where I could find a manual or spec chart? Thanks

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09
Mar
2017

Will Federal Hiring Freeze affect WFAP hiring?

  • 03/09/2017
  • Hotshot_kid
  • 108 views
  • 0 Comment

Does anyone know if the recent federal hiring freeze will affect the wildland firefighter apprentice hiring? I know that seasonal firefighters will be exempt from the order but I've read nothing so far about the apprenticeship. Has anyone heard anything? Thank you and be safe out there.

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09
Mar
2017

“MAYDAY”

  • 03/09/2017
  • DOZR Dan
  • 160 views
  • 1 Comment

Hello all....we have been having discussions in state about "MAYDAY" procedures, guidelines, how to announce, etc.....  Has there been any guidelines set forth, protocols put into place elsewhere?  Would love to go into this next discussion phase with an understanding from across the field and nation.  I read a piece in Wildfire Today about the "YolO" rather than MAYDAY.

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09
Mar
2017

Wildland firefighting Colorado

  • 03/09/2017
  • Jolson
  • 138 views
  • 2 Comments

Hello everyone, I am an 18 year old that lives in Colorado and I have a lot of interest in firefighting. I want to someday be a full time career structural firefighter, but for now I want more than anything to be a wildland firefighter. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on becoming a wildland firefighter and the…

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09
Mar
2017

Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

  • 03/09/2017
  • NationalFireFighter
  • 90 views
  • 0 Comment

A fire that burns out of control can dangerously threaten populations, put humans and structures at risk, and decimate large amounts of national wildland. But that’s not to say that there are no marked benefits to having regular wildland fires that are well controlled. In fact, when properly monitored, prescribed, and contained, these fires can act as a fuel treatment.…

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09
Mar
2017

LMFA (the long term temp compete for perm fire jobs)

  • 03/09/2017
  • Temp Fire
  • 158 views
  • 1 Comment

Someone out there I ask for your help! I just recently found out I am disqualified for competing under the LMFA because I didn't provide ALL my end of season evals throughout my seasonal career. Well, here is the problem. When you are applying to these positions there is ONE specific question that asks about evals and it states: "Please…

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09
Mar
2017

Minimum Hours Assigned to Fire

  • 03/09/2017
  • TableRock
  • 212 views
  • 1 Comment

Should there be a minimum number of hours of pay when on an assignment? I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. First off I’m a federal employee and go on numerous assignments per year in a number of states and under many different qualified positions. I have been listening to lots of arguments from captains that we…

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20
Oct
2016

FindMeSAR – Public service browser app that displays your coordinates in 4 formats

  • 10/20/2016
  • Jelf
  • 2,869 views
  • 2 Comments

Everyone that owns a cell phone should have an easy way to quickly display accurate coordinates showing their location. You never know when this might be extremely useful. FindMeSAR (https://FindMeSAR.com) runs in your browser and usually in under 30 seconds will display your coordinates and an accuracy value of 10 meters or better. It works on both iOS and Android.…

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30
Aug
2016

Red card Question

  • 08/30/2016
  • Ashley
  • 7,617 views
  • 22 Comments

My husband recently started work, for a wildland firefighting, place, here in Oregon. He has passed his tests, and is currently on his first fire. He was told before, that once he passed, he would get his red card. Now, he's been informed that if he wants to retain a copy of it, they want him to pay them $200.…

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27
Aug
2016

Rest in paradise

  • 08/27/2016
  • GuyInFire
  • 2,807 views
  • 0 Comment

http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fallen-firefighter-returns-to-Reno-391464191.html Ian Howard was a great man, he left us too soon. Please send prayers. He leaves behind a Wife and 2 kids. Rest in Paradise.

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22
Aug
2016

From the 1950’s

  • 08/22/2016
  • Memories
  • 2,102 views
  • 1 Comment

Reading this web page brought memories to this 76yo who got his first USFS fire-fighting paycheck when he was 14 in 1953 Some memories * Training?  What was that? * 360 degree rolling a 1957 1 ton Chevy PU with a slip on unit in the middle of a brush fire in Cleveland NF- AND - * receiving a special hard hat award (and an…

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16
Aug
2016

Burn Over Entrapment

  • 08/16/2016
  • Sybertek
  • 1,866 views
  • 0 Comment

Burn Over Entrapment Today I was looking through the Safenet page and came across a Burn Over Entrapment Safenet which took place on July 23rd at 1515 hours at Bear Divide Fire Station Angeles National Forest. Does any on know whether or not there is a 24 or 48 notification on this incident? Can any one provide any other information…

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15
Aug
2016

Family Discrimination

  • 08/15/2016
  • Voltaire's Bastard
  • 1,734 views
  • 1 Comment

The claim that businesses,corporations, and governmental bodies care and provide family-ethical valuable substitutes for your own value is wholly deceptive. At the very least it causes an unbalance with your real priorities. When you accept the policies, doctrines,like a religion forced upon you not only is that egregiously illegal. It is" family discrimination" in the legal sense that these employers…

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