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24
May
2016

R5 Fire Hire

  • 05/24/2016
  • Done
  • 776 views
  • 11 Comments

Anyone else notice how much of a joke this fire hire is. I am watching quality candidates gets passed over by line so they can meet diversity requirements. Even worst to all the hard working employees who deserve the job, the agency is giving them a slap on the face for going above and beyond. Seen this personally with numerous…

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13
May
2016

Saving Lives: Fire Pumps in Wildland Firefighting

  • 05/13/2016
  • WildlandFire.com Team
  • 604 views
  • 0 Comment

Guest Post by Gabriella Gerbasi, WATERAX. The humble water pump is considered by some to be the greatest invention for fire suppression, saving lives and sparing property from fire devastation. If speed and water are the two components in stopping fires, then portable water pumps were a necessity. Water pumps on wheels, often pulled by men, appeared in the 1700s…

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02
May
2016

Drug testing is a joke

  • 05/02/2016
  • ?????
  • 1,775 views
  • 18 Comments

I recently have heard that a certain government agency has allowed for second chances for failed drug testing.  For those of you that are drug tested for pre-employment or for the "random" drug test there is apparently an option to get retested. All you need to do is leave the testing facility and you can be retested months later and…

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27
Apr
2016

UTM Uses

  • 04/27/2016
  • VETS
  • 732 views
  • 3 Comments

I recently taught a map and compass class and as has happened many times before a large portion of the class was deeply perplexed by the UTM grid system. In the end all the participants  finally grasped the concept but a lot of valuable class time was consumed by this section of the training. My question is who is using…

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18
Apr
2016

Citizen Science Day

  • 04/18/2016
  • DRI
  • 293 views
  • 0 Comment

This webpage is similar to citizen science. The WLF.com posts information about fires coming from expert sources, firefighters or experts in the field. Check out this video that addresses the power of citizen science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXXLBYNub3Q

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18
Apr
2016

Dead trees in the southern Sierra Nevada

  • 04/18/2016
  • Rudy
  • 667 views
  • 1 Comment

I recently was on a flight from San Diego to Reno, and I want to ask about what appeared to be millions of fading ( or dead) trees all through the southern Sierra Nevada. Does it look worse than it is or is it worse than we realize?

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18
Apr
2016

Imet

  • 04/18/2016
  • Olive
  • 257 views
  • 0 Comment

How many IMETS do we have on WLF.com? For those who don't know what IMETS do here is a great video. https://weather.com/tv/shows/wx-geeks/video/the-imet

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18
Apr
2016

Post job offer question please help

  • 04/18/2016
  • RJ
  • 655 views
  • 3 Comments

Hey guys, I was recently offered a GS 4 position in R5 on an engine.  I was sent the OF-306 form going on 4 weeks ago, I filled the form out immediately and sent it back to HR.  According to my email I was supposed to also get information regarding a live scan after my OF-306 was turned in.  I…

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18
Apr
2016

underwear !

  • 04/18/2016
  • 1039
  • 734 views
  • 6 Comments

Yes, underwear!! I'm new to fire and I'm worried about synthetic fabrics. How serious do people get about going the non-synth route? I mean, everything has an elastic band... I also know that cotton is the obvious choice, but my go-to working set up are those tight fitting slider shorts that hit mid thigh, pretty much an athletic company makes…

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16
Mar
2016

Be prepared for the 2016 wildfire season!

  • 03/16/2016
  • WildlandFire.com Team
  • 1,170 views
  • 1 Comment

As days get longer and we start to physically and mentally prepare for this year’s fire season, you can count on WildlandFire.com to introduce you to companies with new and innovative gear and equipment. Our spring Be Prepared Campaign is sponsored by WATERAX and Vallfirest, two outstanding companies that are sure to impress. Trusted by wildland firefighters around the world,…

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16
Mar
2016

Kamiah ID 2015 Fires

  • 03/16/2016
  • 542
  • 699 views
  • 1 Comment

My name is John Sangster, and I am wanting to write a book on the 2015 fires in the Kamiah Idaho area.  I have over 40 years fire fighting experience, and have already written a book (Salmon River Fire: 30 Years An Idaho Firefighter).  For those who worked on the fires in the Kamiah area, I would like to get…

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16
Mar
2016

2016 ‘Safety Speaking’

  • 03/16/2016
  • Krs Evans
  • 1,088 views
  • 2 Comments

Hey Guys- Haven't done a "Shameless Promotion" of myself in a while, but I thought it's about time to "get the word out" again, so... In 2001 I was "That Guy the Tree Fell On..." I was a sawyer on Plumas IHC- we were on a fire & a 67' Black Locust came out of the burn & got me…

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16
Mar
2016

Looking For Temp Firefighters for the LMWFA

  • 03/16/2016
  • NFFE UnionGal
  • 810 views
  • 2 Comments

I am a Union rep in the Forest Service and we are pushing the Agency and OPM to implement the new Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act in the way Congress intended.  The law is intended to allow long term temporary employees (24 months service) of Federal land management agencies to apply for Merit Promotion vacancy announcements like any other Federal…

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16
Mar
2016

Workforce Flexability Act (LMWFA)

  • 03/16/2016
  • rtnrn
  • 676 views
  • 2 Comments

What do you think? NFFE is in negotiations with the Forest Service about implementing the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act. Although the Union believes the Agency should have implemented, and then negotiated further procedures with us, the Agency has failed to move forward on implementation. Thus, we are at a juncture where we are trying to develop reasonable procedures around…

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16
Mar
2016

Veteran Hiring

  • 03/16/2016
  • Vet
  • 526 views
  • 2 Comments

Has anybody on here done a Veteran Hiring for a 30 Percent Or More Disabled Veteran Special Hiring Authority as a non-competitive hire? If so, how was the process? I am one, and looking for a GS-6 AFEO position and I do meet the qualifications for it. Anybody need an AFEO or have a permanent position open? Thank you for…

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