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31
Jul
2014

Passing of USFS Tom Hamilton

  • 07/31/2014
  • retbatchf
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I did not see a notice of the passing of Tom Hamilton of the USFS.  Tom was a good friend and will be missed.  For those that did not know him, he was one of the best Logistics persons in the world, literally.  He was at the Twin Towers on 9/11, he was at Katrina and only about a hundred…

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29
Jul
2014

The Passing of Reid Marks, retired USFS Fire Fighter

  • 07/29/2014
  • FWmaps
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Reid Marks, USFS retired has passed away. Reid started in 1957 on the San Berdo, worked on the ANF on the Oak Grove HS, FPT and ADFMO, the Sierra as FMO on the Mariposa and Bass Lake Districts and was the first LE Special Agent covering the Sierra, Sequoia and Stanislaus.  Celebration of Life to be this Sat. Aug. 2 at the Mariposa…

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29
Jul
2014

Supt reunion

  • 07/29/2014
  • Ex supt
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The (current and/or retired hotshot superintendents are planning reunion in San Diego,Ca for March of 2015. Specifics can be seen on the new us hotshots.com website. Besides telling old stories and drinking new beer we will be looking into the formation of a IHC Supts. association and discussing how we can support our current crew programs and help to remember…

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28
Jul
2014

Spatial Orientation and the Brain: The Effects of Map Reading and Navigation

  • 07/28/2014
  • MtEddy
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Hey all, As you may or may not be aware, we have been focusing a lot of our attention lately on maps and Spatial Analysis.  With that, I get quite a few documents in a day having to do with GIS, GPS, Maps, and how technology is impacting our world.  This is a great article that discusses the positives, negatives,…

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28
Jul
2014

Lassen Engine 11 Anniversary

  • 07/28/2014
  • Rob
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Twelve years ago this morning, July 28, 2002, Three members of Lassen Engine 11 Steven, Heather and John lost their lives while fighting the Stanza Fire.  They, along with Ryan and Alex, were patrolling a section of line when their engine rolled down a steep hillside.  Please take a moment today to remember them and the details of this tragedy. …

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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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