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27
Jan
2016

Technology on Fires

  • 01/27/2016
  • Kara
  • 805 views
  • 0 Comment

Hi Everyone, I'm doing a project on wildfire technologies and innovation for my undergrad thesis, and I'm looking for people to talk to who have experience on fires using or introducing new technologies. I want to know how YOU use technology, how your company or agency encourages the use of new and innovative technologies (i-phone, GIS, drones, or other), and what…

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26
Jan
2016

Newbie Question

  • 01/26/2016
  • Newbie
  • 1,475 views
  • 7 Comments

Hello Experienced Firefighters, I will be earning my red card in May  and recieving my engine boss training in July. I had one question about this, I was told that I would be getting close to $9000.00 per day of being a engine boss. I want to know how true this is, and I cant find any information about fire…

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04
Jan
2016

2015 Fire Season Year End Review- Thank You

  • 01/04/2016
  • Abercrombie
  • 1,557 views
  • 0 Comment

Happy New Year! Now that we can officially say that 2015 Fire Season is over we wanted to thank all the contributors, moderators, staff  and of course the firefighters for making WildlandFire.com The Home of the Wildland FireFighter. We have complied a 2015 Year In Review Map Tour of some of the significant fires to hit WildandFire.com. We want to…

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04
Jan
2016

Looking for used fire boots

  • 01/04/2016
  • JuneBug
  • 1,515 views
  • 3 Comments

I am a newbie to the fire game. I have a wildlife biology background and I have accepted a job with the wild land fire crew in North Carolina. I am looking for used fire boots (ones without a huge heel). My knee has a titanium rod in it and can sometimes give me a little pain, so I'd prefer…

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04
Jan
2016

Good WX App for Smartphones?

  • 01/04/2016
  • KSENGB
  • 1,270 views
  • 0 Comment

I've had a weather app on my android phone I really liked, paid a small price, and for a slight additional subscription got pretty decent lightening data including near-real-time lightening maps. Well, that expired, and I can't renew - appears perhaps this app isn't being supported any more. Does anyone have a recommendation for a replacement? I'm looking for good…

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04
Jan
2016

Training Shout Out

  • 01/04/2016
  • On_Fire
  • 1,259 views
  • 0 Comment

Just wanted to give a shout out to the Southwest Montana Wildland Fire Training Center out of Missoula! I completed their S-300 extended attack commander course last week and it was a welcome change from the typical S course. The course had a solid cadre of ICT3's and a great case study simulation from an emerging  incident the zone experienced…

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04
Jan
2016

Employee

  • 01/04/2016
  • offthewall
  • 1,855 views
  • 5 Comments

It's good to know that this situation is being dealt with. A very nice thought. However nothing you do or say holds water. Lip service is real cute. How does it feel that the good employees are leaving your program while you keep the bad ones? This must be a huge head ache huh? Also, the good ones that would be considered…

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30
Nov
2015

Wildfire West Book – Thanks Ab!

  • 11/30/2015
  • Mike McMillan - Spotfire Images
  • 2,522 views
  • 2 Comments

Thank you Ab for your kind words about my book, "Wildfire West - Wildland Firefighting Pictorial". I'm glad you enjoyed it! Your efforts to keep our community of wildland firefighters in touch and aware of our surroundings is inspiring. About "Wildfire West": I think everyone with a connection to wildland firefighting would find it hard to stop turning its 238…

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23
Nov
2015

A Good Read

  • 11/23/2015
  • Abercrombie
  • 2,560 views
  • 1 Comment

I had a wonderful weekend looking over a book that was sent to the office. The book is titled WildFire West, Wildland Firefighting Pictorial Volume 1, written by  Mike McMillan out of Boise, ID. The book captures the day in the life of a Wildland fire fighter through pictures- very impressive. This would be a great gift for someone for…

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19
Nov
2015

Fire Hire Applicant

  • 11/19/2015
  • Apprentice Hopeful
  • 3,054 views
  • 6 Comments

I  am a R5 Apprentice applicant. Last week a caller from fire hire called me about my application. She asked me of all the locations I selected on my application, what are the top 3 priority where I would like to work.  I let them know my priority, and I haven't heard anything back. I am wondering if this was…

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19
Nov
2015

Wildfire Creations

  • 11/19/2015
  • Firedad
  • 2,090 views
  • 4 Comments

usfsfvmpdf.yolasite.com Anyone know of this site and what happened to it did they change their URL or is it just gone. They were all or most of all region 5 forest maps for Avenza. I was able to download my home forest but I put off downloading the rest till later now the site says not abailable

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19
Nov
2015

FS winch policy

  • 11/19/2015
  • :-/
  • 2,156 views
  • 2 Comments

In the process of buying a bumper, I've been informed that WO policy no longer allows winches on vehicles, so even buying a winch-ready bumper is not allowed. Yet I see other units receiving new trucks with winches already installed. A search on Safenet didn't come up with any incident that would precipitate this sudden lockdown. Does anyone out there…

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19
Nov
2015

Passing of Kenton Wade Wills

  • 11/19/2015
  • DriftSmoke
  • 1,490 views
  • 0 Comment

It is with a heavy heart that I must let our Wildland Firefighting Community know that my dear Husband, Kenton Wade Wills passed away 3am Thursday Nov. 12th, 2015 after a 3 year long battle with cancer.  I am asking you that knew him to dig deep into old fire photos, your memories of him and visit his Memorial website…

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16
Nov
2015

Cheat sheet for Bendix King KNG radios

  • 11/16/2015
  • mouth
  • 1,880 views
  • 3 Comments

Hey does anyone have a cheat sheet for programming/cloning etc for the new BK KNG handhelds? Or an internet location?

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09
Nov
2015

ICS 201/IAP & ICS 214

  • 11/09/2015
  • Spinner
  • 2,118 views
  • 5 Comments

I posted last year about ICS 201/214 & IAP InciNotes for the iPad, I have been using this great ICT 3 tool on my iPad for close to a year now and thought I would write an update to my previous post. InciNotes simplifies the documentation process and guides you through all the requirements of an Incident Commander Type 3.…

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