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14
Apr
2015

Bear Divide Hotshots Turning 40

  • 04/14/2015
  • BDHS40
  • 277 views
  • 1 Comment

The Bear Divide Hotshots are having there 40 year reunion on Saturday April 25th at Bear Divide Ranger Station from 12-4.  we will be having a BBQ and reminiscing the "good old days".  For any questions and to RSVP call or text Brian Anderson at (818)317-3220

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09
Apr
2015

Retention

  • 04/09/2015
  • FancyApache
  • 1,734 views
  • 12 Comments

Just out of curiosity on other Forests. How is the retention ? Are you losing people to other agency's ? How many people left for a completely different job outside of fire ? Just trying to see if others are having an issue like we are on my forest keeping people in the agency instead of jumping ship to other…

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09
Apr
2015

Ruggedized Voice Memo Recorder?

  • 04/09/2015
  • 671
  • 300 views
  • 3 Comments

Does anybody out there have experience with a digital voice memo recorder that is somewhat ruggedized and holds up well on the line? Preferably with playback ability. I'm looking for recommendations for something that ICs and overhead types could use in lieu of having to write everything on a 214 when things are busy. Thanks.

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09
Apr
2015

Dutch Creek

  • 04/09/2015
  • FromAir&Ground
  • 536 views
  • 0 Comment

I heard a few weeks ago that the statute of limitations was up on the Dutch Creek incident with Andy Palmer. I also heard that the saw team that was with Andy that day has started to talk. Does anybody know if there is any truth to this and if it might be true, how could this effect the Dutch…

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31
Mar
2015

With my deepest sympathy

  • 03/31/2015
  • Mt Eddy
  • 1,275 views
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Since last evening our thoughts and hearts have been with the family, friends, and co-workers of the two people who lost their lives yesterday afternoon when a helicopter crashed on the Desoto Ranger District on the National Forests in Mississippi. While we are unable to release names until we can confirm families of the deceased have received official notifications, I can…

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30
Mar
2015

Expired Quals

  • 03/30/2015
  • TJH
  • 763 views
  • 4 Comments

Hey I have a couple questions about currency of qualifications and how they relate to applying for Fed fire positions.  I was a wildland firefighter for a number of seasons before switching over to another job for about 6 years ago.   I am considering a move back to wildland but have no idea if all of the quals I had…

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26
Mar
2015

Fed Firefighter

  • 03/26/2015
  • Sam
  • 2,199 views
  • 18 Comments

We have 4 vacant Chief Officer positions on our Forest.  Is R5 FAM going to require us to go through fire season with these vacancies?  Is there anyone in R5 leadership that can explain this?

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24
Mar
2015

How Does One Get a Perm Position (13-13)?

  • 03/24/2015
  • MikeoRoberto
  • 1,579 views
  • 26 Comments

Hello Fire People please pitch in with thoughts, recommendations, personal experiences, ideas, suggestions etc... I am a 32 year old male of  European heritage and have been in wildland fire (with the USFS) for (4) seasons. I am approaching the age deadline to qualify for a permanent position (I w have 5 more seasons before its too late) and I…

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18
Mar
2015

USFS C-130 Program

  • 03/18/2015
  • LPT
  • 1,063 views
  • 2 Comments

So I see that the USFS is going to fly their C-130's this summer with a MAFFS unit. Does anyone have any information on the program or any guesses on how it will go down? I read through the solicitation here. It seems to me that they are planning to use the aircraft to create training protocol. I believe that…

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16
Mar
2015

Battle Mountain BLM

  • 03/16/2015
  • hello there
  • 1,603 views
  • 10 Comments

I just got a job with the BLM in Battle Mountain, Nevada. Has anyone had an experience with working out there and know what I should expect?

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15
Mar
2015

An app of all apps…

  • 03/15/2015
  • Mt Eddy
  • 584 views
  • 3 Comments

Hello allThe GIS and Dev team just got back from a week at the Esri Developers Summit in Palm Springs. We brought back some great ideas for wildfire mapping apps, and weather collection. What kinds of things, or functions would you want to see?  GPS, lightning, tracking, photo sharing, etc... We are starting to think about what's next and hearing from you…

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10
Mar
2015

Two former BIA firefighters convicted of Arson.

  • 03/10/2015
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 922 views
  • 0 Comment

In late February, 2015 Joshua Joseph Gilbert and Blase Anthony Smith pleaded guilty to felony charges of starting wildfires in southeast California and southwest Arizona in 2009 and 2011. Read the rest of the article HERE.

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09
Mar
2015

Hand Crew Typing

  • 03/09/2015
  • The Combi
  • 786 views
  • 0 Comment

I heard that there might be a change in how crews are typed when it comes to Type 2 IA and Type 2 for this season. Anyone else know if that is true or rumor?

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05
Mar
2015

Ben Charlie

  • 03/05/2015
  • M@2X4
  • 1,053 views
  • 4 Comments

Former Horseshoe Meadows Hotshot Supt, (SQF), Ben Charlie past away today. Without a doubt, Ben was one of the original Type I Supt's that inspired many and paved the way for hundreds more. Godspeed Ben Charlie, Godspeed.

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03
Mar
2015

Brand Spanking New Firefighter

  • 03/03/2015
  • bonjay
  • 2,132 views
  • 20 Comments

I know someone just posted something like this (I, too, am a rookie female firefighter), but I didnt quite get the answers I was looking for from that. I just got hired on an IA hand crew for my first season. I've been around the fire community for a few years now, but I'm just looking for tips to make…

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