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02
May
2016

Drug testing is a joke

  • 05/02/2016
  • ?????
  • 168 views
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I recently have heard that a certain government agency has allowed for second chances for failed drug testing.  For those of you that are drug tested for pre-employment or for the "random" drug test there is apparently an option to get retested. All you need to do is leave the testing facility and you can be retested months later and…

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27
Apr
2016

UTM Uses

  • 04/27/2016
  • VETS
  • 317 views
  • 2 Comments

I recently taught a map and compass class and as has happened many times before a large portion of the class was deeply perplexed by the UTM grid system. In the end all the participants  finally grasped the concept but a lot of valuable class time was consumed by this section of the training. My question is who is using…

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18
Apr
2016

Citizen Science Day

  • 04/18/2016
  • DRI
  • 151 views
  • 0 Comment

This webpage is similar to citizen science. The WLF.com posts information about fires coming from expert sources, firefighters or experts in the field. Check out this video that addresses the power of citizen science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXXLBYNub3Q

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18
Apr
2016

Dead trees in the southern Sierra Nevada

  • 04/18/2016
  • Rudy
  • 361 views
  • 1 Comment

I recently was on a flight from San Diego to Reno, and I want to ask about what appeared to be millions of fading ( or dead) trees all through the southern Sierra Nevada. Does it look worse than it is or is it worse than we realize?

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18
Apr
2016

Imet

  • 04/18/2016
  • Olive
  • 112 views
  • 0 Comment

How many IMETS do we have on WLF.com? For those who don't know what IMETS do here is a great video. https://weather.com/tv/shows/wx-geeks/video/the-imet

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18
Apr
2016

Post job offer question please help

  • 04/18/2016
  • RJ
  • 359 views
  • 3 Comments

Hey guys, I was recently offered a GS 4 position in R5 on an engine.  I was sent the OF-306 form going on 4 weeks ago, I filled the form out immediately and sent it back to HR.  According to my email I was supposed to also get information regarding a live scan after my OF-306 was turned in.  I…

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18
Apr
2016

underwear !

  • 04/18/2016
  • 1039
  • 356 views
  • 2 Comments

Yes, underwear!! I'm new to fire and I'm worried about synthetic fabrics. How serious do people get about going the non-synth route? I mean, everything has an elastic band... I also know that cotton is the obvious choice, but my go-to working set up are those tight fitting slider shorts that hit mid thigh, pretty much an athletic company makes…

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16
Mar
2016

Be prepared for the 2016 wildfire season!

  • 03/16/2016
  • Wildland Fire Team
  • 937 views
  • 1 Comment

As days get longer and we start to physically and mentally prepare for this year’s fire season, you can count on WildlandFire.com to introduce you to companies with new and innovative gear and equipment. Our spring Be Prepared Campaign is sponsored by WATERAX and Vallfirest, two outstanding companies that are sure to impress. Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world,…

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16
Mar
2016

Kamiah ID 2015 Fires

  • 03/16/2016
  • 542
  • 543 views
  • 1 Comment

My name is John Sangster, and I am wanting to write a book on the 2015 fires in the Kamiah Idaho area.  I have over 40 years fire fighting experience, and have already written a book (Salmon River Fire: 30 Years An Idaho Firefighter).  For those who worked on the fires in the Kamiah area, I would like to get…

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16
Mar
2016

2016 ‘Safety Speaking’

  • 03/16/2016
  • Krs Evans
  • 887 views
  • 2 Comments

Hey Guys- Haven't done a "Shameless Promotion" of myself in a while, but I thought it's about time to "get the word out" again, so... In 2001 I was "That Guy the Tree Fell On..." I was a sawyer on Plumas IHC- we were on a fire & a 67' Black Locust came out of the burn & got me…

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16
Mar
2016

Looking For Temp Firefighters for the LMWFA

  • 03/16/2016
  • NFFE UnionGal
  • 680 views
  • 2 Comments

I am a Union rep in the Forest Service and we are pushing the Agency and OPM to implement the new Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act in the way Congress intended.  The law is intended to allow long term temporary employees (24 months service) of Federal land management agencies to apply for Merit Promotion vacancy announcements like any other Federal…

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16
Mar
2016

Workforce Flexability Act (LMWFA)

  • 03/16/2016
  • rtnrn
  • 569 views
  • 2 Comments

What do you think? NFFE is in negotiations with the Forest Service about implementing the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. Although the Union believes the Agency should have implemented, and then negotiated further procedures with us, the Agency has failed to move forward on implementation. Thus, we are at a juncture where we are trying to develop reasonable procedures around…

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16
Mar
2016

Veteran Hiring

  • 03/16/2016
  • Vet
  • 411 views
  • 1 Comment

Has anybody on here done a Veteran Hiring for a 30 Percent Or More Disabled Veteran Special Hiring Authority as a non-competitive hire? If so, how was the process? I am one, and looking for a GS-6 AFEO position and I do meet the qualifications for it. Anybody need an AFEO or have a permanent position open? Thank you for…

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16
Mar
2016

Childcare

  • 03/16/2016
  • Plessard
  • 509 views
  • 1 Comment

My wife works nights and I am constantly gone for 2 weeks at a time As we all are. Since we both have unpredictable schedules, what do you do for that unexpected night childcare problem?

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24
Feb
2016

Firedad

  • 02/24/2016
  • Firedad
  • 1,139 views
  • 4 Comments

I'm looking for a good video on common denominators for our annual refresher, any ideas. I searched WFSTAR, YouTube and have come up with nothing.

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