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25
May
2015

Night Call

  • 05/25/2015
  • Fruition
  • 906 views
  • 6 Comments

Sounds like the night call issue is getting interesting on the four southern forest in R5 for the Forest Service chief officers.Chief vehicles were taken away but chiefs are still expected to take on the night call duties without a vehicle to respond in.Just wondering why the chiefs are fighting it. Trying to explain why vehicles are important to line…

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21
May
2015

Extreme Fire Behavior

  • 05/21/2015
  • Sullivan
  • 586 views
  • 1 Comment

Attached is a link to an abstract describing a theory that recently presented at a conference.  The presenter's hypothesis is that South Canyon and Yarnell were not wind driven events, rather that they were caused by "uber-extreme fire behavior creating its own influencing forces"  Anyone have any thoughts? https://ams.confex.com/ams/11FIRE/webprogram/Paper273187.html

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19
May
2015

Poison Oak

  • 05/19/2015
  • FireRoots
  • 756 views
  • 14 Comments

Hello WLF.com community. Every year I end up with the worse poison oak ever. Typically during the pre-season I do research to see if there are any new ideas or products that are out there to help prevent poison oak. If anyone has suggestions for me that would be great. I get it so bad that I think I might…

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12
May
2015

Repair Line Packs

  • 05/12/2015
  • DE Fire Dog
  • 379 views
  • 2 Comments

I have an old bag maker line pack set up for the older generation shelter. Still in great shape. Who can I ship it to for conversion? Thanks

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12
May
2015

Fire Information Website

  • 05/12/2015
  • Firestormer
  • 197 views
  • 0 Comment

A couple of years ago I came across a site that had all the wildfires listed for past years and by state (I believe) including the acres, management type, fuels, etc.  Could anyone tell me where to find it again?

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08
May
2015

Final Hired Vendor Class- May 23rd

  • 05/08/2015
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 212 views
  • 0 Comment

FireWhat, Inc. is hosting an additional Fireline Safety Awareness for the Hired Vendor class, on Saturday, May 23rd in Dunsmuir (Siskiyou County), CA. Check out the class details at www.wildlandfire.com/registration for more information or to register.  

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07
May
2015

Aircraft is a Waste

  • 05/07/2015
  • RookieBoots
  • 1,029 views
  • 1 Comment

I was scrolling through facebook when I noticed that someone posted this video on the news about aircraft being a waste for California's fires. What do you think? Link to video on Facebook.

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06
May
2015

Waste of Funds on The Clock

  • 05/06/2015
  • 322840
  • 1,218 views
  • 7 Comments

I'm in fear of supervisor who wastes state funds. He also watches sports events, since I have no interest in watching tv on the clock what should I do?

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30
Apr
2015

Boot Money for Temps?

  • 04/30/2015
  • TempFireGuy
  • 1,461 views
  • 10 Comments

Hello, I am sure many of you have heard the rumor that seasonal/temps will start getting boot money this year.  If its true, I have some questions about it:  1.) How much will be given to us , 2.) How often (I heard 1x every 3 years), and 3.) how will the program work/ how will we get the money…

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27
Apr
2015

Anyone remember a Morrison James or Jim James?

  • 04/27/2015
  • Manny
  • 762 views
  • 3 Comments

Was trying to find more info on him he retired as the forest supervisor on the Sequoia.

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20
Apr
2015

SOP

  • 04/20/2015
  • sop
  • 1,224 views
  • 8 Comments

I've hit a wall with my resume and it needs some zest or a professional touch. Has anyone used a writing service or can you recommend the next alternative?  I'm no stranger to federal employment and have gotten most jobs I've desired but I know my resume can be better. Any pertinent advice will be appreciated!  Stay safe TheySaiders, Thanks!

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14
Apr
2015

Bear Divide Hotshots Turning 40

  • 04/14/2015
  • BDHS40
  • 823 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
  • 3,295 views
  • 20 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
  • 820 views
  • 5 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
  • 1,239 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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