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26
Mar
2015

Fed Firefighter

  • 03/26/2015
  • Sam
  • 331 views
  • 2 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
  • 550 views
  • 7 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
  • 770 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
  • 1,060 views
  • 9 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
  • 341 views
  • 1 Comment

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
  • 714 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
  • 587 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
  • 848 views
  • 3 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
  • 1,615 views
  • 19 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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02
Mar
2015

Spatial Data for Rx burns

  • 03/02/2015
  • FireRoots
  • 299 views
  • 2 Comments

Does anyone know if there is spatial data for controlled burns? It would be great to add an RX layer to the map. What do you think? WLF.com mappers is this a possibility?

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25
Feb
2015

Female Wildland Fire Rookie

  • 02/25/2015
  • meganareia
  • 1,751 views
  • 10 Comments

Hey y'all, I'm hoping this is an alright place to post this. I have questions about being a new firefighter in general, being a female firefighter, fitness, and boots. I'll start with a little "about me," which you can definitely feel free to skip if you like. I'd really appreciate any advice, comments, answers, tips, criticisms... anything! to any part…

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18
Feb
2015

Women and Fire – Recruitment and Retention

  • 02/18/2015
  • Boot Straps
  • 1,789 views
  • 5 Comments

So at the risk of inflaming some...  I am wondering if the Forest Service (in California) is going to start focusing on recruitment of women.  Just watching...The LP had a women's boot camp and numbers of women at fire hire continue to be low.  The NY Times article from this fall is focusing on a few bad situations (and who…

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17
Feb
2015

Fire Safety Awareness Class for Hired Vendors

  • 02/17/2015
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 374 views
  • 1 Comment

Wildlandfire.com is proud to host... 2015 Fire Safety Awareness Class for Hired Vendors. The 2015 Fire Safety Awareness Class for Hired Vendors provides an awareness of fireline safety to hired vendors who plan to engage in wildland fire suppression and other incident support activities in California. Topics include: -Current safety training -Relevant policy and procedures -How to recognize and mitigate…

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17
Feb
2015

New Unofficial Gov Website

  • 02/17/2015
  • Big Bear Hotshots
  • 490 views
  • 2 Comments

Hey everybody, just networking and letting everyone know Big Bear Hot shots has a new website bigbearhotshots.com. It's a very informative website for current employees, or to someone brand new looking for help to get their foot in the door. Thanks and have a good one.

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13
Feb
2015

Will the USFS and other Fed Fire Agencies ever convert the Forestry Tech Position?

  • 02/13/2015
  • Mt Eddy
  • 1,121 views
  • 6 Comments

I wanted to pose a question on the topic of converting the "Forestry Tech" position to "Firefighter". Being the agencies have used the title for years to describe the job of a firefighter, will it ever change? What's your thoughts? What can be done? How can a solidified voice help bring change?

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