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02
Jul
2015

Travel Reimbursement

  • 07/02/2015
  • FL ATGS
  • 233 views
  • 1 Comment

Anybody else having trouble getting reimbursed for fire travel expenses? My travel was submitted to USFS over a month ago and all I can find out is they are having "trouble" with their new travel system. No reimbursement - just "Sorry - no idea when it will be fixed."

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30
Jun
2015

19: The True Story of the Yarnell Hill Fire

  • 06/30/2015
  • Abercrombie
  • 1,374 views
  • 1 Comment

Source: Youtube, Outside Magazine.

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30
Jun
2015

Yarnell Hill Fire lawsuits settle for $670,000.

  • 06/30/2015
  • Abercrombie
  • 395 views
  • 0 Comment

Two years later, families receive closure after the 19 firefighters passed. Click to view story.

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29
Jun
2015

Associate Professor, Former Firefighter

  • 06/29/2015
  • Charlie Palmer
  • 126 views
  • 0 Comment

I am trying to obtain a high resolution photograph of the Thirtymile Memorial site for a project I am working on. You would receive acknowledgement in the credits.  Can anyone help me out? Thanks! My email address is Charles.palmer@umontana.edu

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23
Jun
2015

Tanker 11 – Memorial Fundraiser

  • 06/23/2015
  • Kris
  • 595 views
  • 0 Comment

On June 03, 2012, tragedy struck the fire and aviation community. The Missoula-based Tanker 11 piloted by Captain Todd Neal Tompkins, 48, of Boise, Idaho and Co-Pilot Ronnie Edwin Chambless, 40, of Boise, Idaho had been working on the east flank of the White Rock Fire on the Utah-Nevada border west of Cedar City, Utah. Tanker 11 was on approach…

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23
Jun
2015

Bottled Water Recall June 2015

  • 06/23/2015
  • Mod-Green
  • 357 views
  • 1 Comment

Came across a link which took me to this while I was checking on what else is going on in the world. Niagara brand and some other associated brands of bottled water produced in a one week period earlier this month are possibly contaminated with e-coli. Here is the link: http://www.niagarawater.com/consumer-notice/ Hopefully the Supply Chain will filter this out of…

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21
Jun
2015

Tool Clamp

  • 06/21/2015
  • Peabody
  • 665 views
  • 6 Comments

Not that long ago, most every station (CDF) had a device usually mounted to the floor of the ap bay, that would hold all the hand tools for sharpening. All the ones I remember were "home made", from a piece of 6" x 1 1/2" channel iron about 18" long. It had various notches cut into the channel and screw…

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19
Jun
2015

Why are IHCs sitting?

  • 06/19/2015
  • Laces
  • 1,707 views
  • 10 Comments

Just wondering why the five IHCs on the ANF are "unavailable training" per OSCC?

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17
Jun
2015

Drones and Fire Line Safety

  • 06/17/2015
  • Abercrombie
  • 593 views
  • 1 Comment

Recently I assembled a UAV that had a 15 minute flight time, first person view capability, and telemetry data. All for less than $300. I have been flying it around my local park when the high school isn't using the field for football or baseball. My thoughts about it were what great advantages having a view from the sky could be!…

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16
Jun
2015

Two Prominent ESRI business partners merge to become the new FireWhat, Inc.

  • 06/16/2015
  • OMEGA
  • 312 views
  • 0 Comment

In the 19th and early 20th century fire and water were used to create the steam engines that pushed technology to the limits of that time period. On June 15th, 2015, fire and water met again with the merging of two Geographic Information System (GIS) companies, FireWhat, Inc. and Geo-Spatial Solutions. Both companies bring to the table years of expertise…

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11
Jun
2015

New Tools Added to Dynamic Wildland Fire Map

  • 06/11/2015
  • FWmaps
  • 419 views
  • 0 Comment

Hello Folks, I added two new tools to the Wildland Fire map for this season. The first tool is a measuring tool for linear distance and area. The second tool is a lat/long display when the mouse cursor moves. You can play around with the map by clicking here or by scanning in the QR code below. Remember to look at…

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11
Jun
2015

FS Drug Testing Policy

  • 06/11/2015
  • Mouth
  • 1,055 views
  • 7 Comments

Can anyone provide the facts with new current Forest Service drug testing policy? No one around here seems to know anything. The only fact we have is that positions required to have a CDL will be posted.  

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11
Jun
2015

New PIO trainee

  • 06/11/2015
  • H2NO
  • 290 views
  • 1 Comment

I am a new PIO trainee with the USFS. I'm curious if there are any senior PIO's on teams that have any good advice that I didn't receive during my training course.

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11
Jun
2015

What happened to Hotlist?

  • 06/11/2015
  • MLJ
  • 1,084 views
  • 8 Comments

Seems like no one posts IA info there anymore, tonight there's 20 going fires from lightning on the Six Rivers NF, more on Klamath, and not s peep... Maybe it's the new format like This new They Said, kinda killed it off as a blog...

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10
Jun
2015

Evolution of Firefighting (Graphic)

  • 06/10/2015
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 417 views
  • 0 Comment

From National Fire on twitter comes this great graphic. Thanks for the share! https://twitter.com/NationalFire/status/604000474229051392 Provided by: www.nationalfirefighter.com  

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