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20
Oct
2016

FindMeSAR – Public service browser app that displays your coordinates in 4 formats

  • 10/20/2016
  • Jelf
  • 890 views
  • 1 Comment

Everyone that owns a cell phone should have an easy way to quickly display accurate coordinates showing their location. You never know when this might be extremely useful. FindMeSAR (https://FindMeSAR.com) runs in your browser and usually in under 30 seconds will display your coordinates and an accuracy value of 10 meters or better. It works on both iOS and Android.…

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30
Aug
2016

Red card Question

  • 08/30/2016
  • Ashley
  • 4,373 views
  • 20 Comments

My husband recently started work, for a wildland firefighting, place, here in Oregon. He has passed his tests, and is currently on his first fire. He was told before, that once he passed, he would get his red card. Now, he's been informed that if he wants to retain a copy of it, they want him to pay them $200.…

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27
Aug
2016

Rest in paradise

  • 08/27/2016
  • GuyInFire
  • 1,254 views
  • 0 Comment

http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fallen-firefighter-returns-to-Reno-391464191.html Ian Howard was a great man, he left us too soon. Please send prayers. He leaves behind a Wife and 2 kids. Rest in Paradise.

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22
Aug
2016

From the 1950’s

  • 08/22/2016
  • Memories
  • 976 views
  • 1 Comment

Reading this web page brought memories to this 76yo who got his first USFS fire-fighting paycheck when he was 14 in 1953 Some memories * Training?  What was that? * 360 degree rolling a 1957 1 ton Chevy PU with a slip on unit in the middle of a brush fire in Cleveland NF- AND - * receiving a special hard hat award (and an…

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16
Aug
2016

Burn Over Entrapment

  • 08/16/2016
  • Sybertek
  • 755 views
  • 0 Comment

Burn Over Entrapment Today I was looking through the Safenet page and came across a Burn Over Entrapment Safenet which took place on July 23rd at 1515 hours at Bear Divide Fire Station Angeles National Forest. Does any on know whether or not there is a 24 or 48 notification on this incident? Can any one provide any other information…

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15
Aug
2016

Family Discrimination

  • 08/15/2016
  • Voltaire's Bastard
  • 626 views
  • 1 Comment

The claim that businesses,corporations, and governmental bodies care and provide family-ethical valuable substitutes for your own value is wholly deceptive. At the very least it causes an unbalance with your real priorities. When you accept the policies, doctrines,like a religion forced upon you not only is that egregiously illegal. It is" family discrimination" in the legal sense that these employers…

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13
Aug
2016

New They Said format

  • 08/13/2016
  • Tim
  • 1,324 views
  • 11 Comments

Is it just me or does the new wildlandfire.com They Said format have reduced participation from the field?  While lumping the comments together looked cumbersome, it seemed to encourage more dialog.

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10
Aug
2016

Looking to Interview Some Wildland Firefighters

  • 08/10/2016
  • MikeK27
  • 1,899 views
  • 3 Comments

Hey Everyone - About a decade ago, I spent two seasons on the Feather River Handcrew, and a season on the Lassen Hotshots. I'll be honest - I miss the job every day. Now, I'm working on a book about wildland firefighting careers, and would love to interview some folks who have experience in one (or more) of the following…

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04
Aug
2016

Firefighter Title

  • 08/04/2016
  • Fruition
  • 2,679 views
  • 5 Comments

Why does it take a line of duty death for Forest Service and BLM employees to be called firefighters. These employees are classified as technicians during their careers but if they are killed on the job the agency proudly sticks their chest out and refers to them as firefighters. I've been one of these employees for a long time and…

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29
Jul
2016

USFS Hiring Advice

  • 07/29/2016
  • r1 capt
  • 2,395 views
  • 6 Comments

Ok so I have applied for numerous jobs  to get closer to my family. I have had countless interviews and still nothing. Additionally, I have even applied for downgrades from my current level. I would like to think i'm a top hire with TFLD, ICT4, ENGB, FIRB. Is there anyway you can call ASC and get the notes from your…

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26
Jul
2016

FIREFIGHTERS LOSE HOMES TO SAND FIRE

  • 07/26/2016
  • PLEASE HELP
  • 1,507 views
  • 0 Comment

https://www.gofundme.com/2g3dduf6 Several Firefighters from the ANF have lost their homes due to the Sand Fire. A  GoFundMe has been set up to help them with the costs/ damages. See link above

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26
Jul
2016

Bear Divide Support Fund

  • 07/26/2016
  • Supt. 4
  • 1,252 views
  • 0 Comment

While the Bear Divide Hotshots where out protecting homes and lives while battling the Sand Fire, some members of the crew lost their homes to the fire.  A fund has been started to help these Hotshot Families. https://www.youcaring.com/ramon-bonnie-chavez-james-tanya-robledo-angela-schock-608221#.V5SUhB9tsHd.facebook

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13
Jul
2016

Wildland firefighters need to choose insect repellants wisely, considering product flammability.

  • 07/13/2016
  • WLF
  • 1,709 views
  • 0 Comment

With the growing concern for diseases that can be spread by insects such as the Zika and West Nile virus by mosquitos as well as Lymes disease by ticks, insect bites have become a growing safety concern for wildland firefighters, especially as we enter the warm summer months and growing populations of these insects does occur.  A new twist in…

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13
Jul
2016

Another tragedy…

  • 07/13/2016
  • Beigefoot
  • 1,486 views
  • 0 Comment

My condolences to the families and their co-workers. Two BLM Firefighters Dead, One Injured After Crash on SR 140 July 11, 2016 at 12:16 AM The Bureau of Land Management says two firefighters died and one was injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday on Nevada State Route 140. The BLM says the firefighters were returning from duty in the…

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05
Jul
2016

L.A. Co.’s Wes Hartman, 40 years ago today.

  • 07/05/2016
  • Papacap
  • 1,575 views
  • 1 Comment

Forty years ago today, Los Angeles County Fire Crew Foreman Wes Hartman passed away while protecting the citizens of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties.  He was leading his inmate crew cutting line up a canyon bottom on a wildland fire near Lake Sherwood when he was struck by a rock which was unknowingly dislodged by a bulldozer working above his…

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