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25
Sep
2014

GPS Tracking/Communications in Wildland Fire

  • 09/25/2014
  • A4D
  • 750 views
  • 0 Comment

As a former Forest Service wildland firefighter, I am curious about the efficacy of active GPS tracking and improved communication systems on incidents. I was hoping to generate some discussion to get folks' input on whether real time tracking of personnel as a safety/communication measure is beneficial and at what level. Also, what other comm issues can be improved on?…

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15
Sep
2014

New boots!

  • 09/15/2014
  • Riley
  • 1,698 views
  • 10 Comments

Hello to all of you wildland firefighters out there. I have taken particular interest into your career field and have started to do a research project involving your line of work. My question to all of you out there is if there are any improvements you would like to see be made in your firefighting boots. I have been doing…

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15
Sep
2014

FWFSA member featured on NBC Nightly News

  • 09/15/2014
  • FWFSA
  • 978 views
  • 1 Comment

I cannot adequately convey my pride after watching one of our long-time FWFSA members, Jeanne Pincha-Tulley being featured on NBC's Nightly News tonight. The job of advocating on behalf of our Nation's federal wildland firefighters is often very stressful, but it is wonderful, dedicated folks like Jeanne and all our members that make that stress worthwhile.  Thanks to you all.…

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12
Sep
2014

911 Cartography Poster

  • 09/12/2014
  • OMEGA
  • 714 views
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Here is an excellent example of telling the story behind 9/11 through maps, graphs, and timelines. This poster was made by a cartography student in Montana.

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11
Sep
2014

Remember 9/11 from CEO, Sam Lanier

  • 09/11/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 411 views
  • 0 Comment

To all the friends, family, followers of Wildlandfire.com, and the Fire Service Community, We send our heartfelt gratitude for all you've done to sacrifice your lives for the protection of others. On this day, 13 years ago, I watched the world turn upside down, and I feared San Francisco was next. I watched the last 747 be guided safely to…

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08
Sep
2014

Spring 2015 Wildland Academy

  • 09/08/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 464 views
  • 0 Comment

Rio Hondo College will be holding it's first orientation meeting for the colleges SPRING 2015 Wildland Fire Academy on WED, September 10th at 1900.  This meeting to be held on the main campus in the Administration of Justice building. Several more session will be held later this fall. Currently, there are WFA grads working on many National Forest and BLM…

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05
Sep
2014

California Smoke Information

  • 09/05/2014
  • Olive
  • 565 views
  • 3 Comments

For the last three weeks air quality in Northern California has been unpleasant. A great interactive map that will allow you to view areas of heavy smoke is available at the following link:  http://bit.ly/1oN0AtO Another great resource for air quality information is: http://californiasmokeinfo.blogspot.com/ For today and tomorrow's smoke forecast please view the chart below from the California Smoke Info Site.  

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04
Sep
2014

Families of the Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots Are Not Getting the Answers They Need

  • 09/04/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 1,245 views
  • 0 Comment

Read the article here: http://tinyurl.com/GraniteFamilies

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31
Aug
2014

Fire Classes available in Twin Falls Area

  • 08/31/2014
  • WellsFF
  • 246 views
  • 0 Comment

For information for anybody who wants to get into wildland firefighting or want more education there is a group that will be putting on classes coming up starting in November. Here's the link: http://www.americasbravestand.com/NWCG_Wildland_Courses.php

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31
Aug
2014

1039 pee-on

  • 08/31/2014
  • 1039 pee-on
  • 433 views
  • 0 Comment

ALL EMT's: working for the US Forest Service: I assume you are all in the same situation I have been in since taking employment with the Forest Service; in not receiving any financial assistance in maintaining your certification. follow this .. You need to look under: Service-wide Issuances- 6720.doc, scroll to the bottom of that link, 6725:Emergency Medical Services directive.…

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27
Aug
2014

Nice Work Wildlandfire Community

  • 08/27/2014
  • FWmaps
  • 244 views
  • 0 Comment

Disseminating professional public information maps through social media networks is clearly the fastest mode of map distribution. The wildlandfire.com team is pleased to share with you that our communities’ current U.S. Fires map have been viewed over 2 million times (2,030,027 views to be exact) since June of 2013. This map information is built solely on our communities’ “expertly-sourced” initial attack…

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27
Aug
2014

Mid-South Wildland Fire Academy 2014

  • 08/27/2014
  • Mod-Wasatch
  • 151 views
  • 0 Comment

Enrollment is now open for the 2014 Mid-South Wildland Fire Academy (MSWFA) to all emergency responders and wildland management personnel. The MSWFA is committed to: Increasing firefighter safety As a “High Reliability Organization” (HRO) promoting a learning organization environment. Encouraging knowledge sharing among responders of all experience levels. Providing the highest quality and most cost effective training possible. For more…

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27
Aug
2014

Carlton Complex Video Documentary

  • 08/27/2014
  • FWmaps
  • 296 views
  • 0 Comment

Here is a well made short video documentary about the Carlton Complex. Amazing footage. Do yourself a favor and watch it. http://vimeo.com/104272515

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26
Aug
2014

Passing of Steve Tome

  • 08/26/2014
  • Yankee
  • 177 views
  • 1 Comment

Steve Tome passed away on Aug. 16th at the age of 61.  He managed the Ely, Minnesota Tanker Base on the Superior N.F. for many years retiring in 2011.  If you ever met him, you never forgot him.  Steve worked hard, played hard, had a gruff exterior and a keen mind.  He had a great sense of humor and kept you laughing…

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21
Aug
2014

Fire Whirl Photos Needed

  • 08/21/2014
  • Brad Muller
  • 135 views
  • 2 Comments

I am writing an article on fire whirls for Weatherwise Magazine, a publication for weather enthusiasts, circulation around 8,000. Does anybody have any good, high quality photographs of fire whirls that we could use for the article?  For the record, I am a professor of meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, not a professional journalist, and have no budget to pay…

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