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29
Jul
2016

USFS Hiring Advice

  • 07/29/2016
  • r1 capt
  • 172 views
  • 3 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
  • 327 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
  • 152 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
  • 647 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
  • 381 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
  • 484 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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05
Jul
2016

Federal pay

  • 07/05/2016
  • Rick
  • 1,177 views
  • 5 Comments

Does anyone know what will happen in California when minimum wages go up with federal jobs?

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25
Jun
2016

FED Primary/Secondary Coverage

  • 06/25/2016
  • r1 capt
  • 681 views
  • 1 Comment

Long story short. Took a perm in 2009 in primary fire (dec 09) did primary until sept 2012. Left FERS special for FERS and did that for 1.5 years until March 2014 when I went back into primary and have had that ever since. Do I qualify for secondary at all?

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25
Jun
2016

Resource Ordering Agency VS Contract

  • 06/25/2016
  • Freshly Salty
  • 1,599 views
  • 13 Comments

Could someone with factual knowledge of this please post. Why would SWCC order and receive bagger T2IA Crews over agency when the orders come in Type 1 Or T2IA? There are many agency crews sitting (Hotshot Crews) and the gacc's are filling them with contractors. Wouldn't we put 3rd rate 4th string crews in last with a PL of a…

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23
Jun
2016

26 million trees have died in the Sierra since October, raising fire risk

  • 06/23/2016
  • Lars
  • 433 views
  • 1 Comment

Here is another interesting read about the tree kill in relations to fire risk. Obviously this is not new to the community but none-the-less interesting. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-drought-dead-trees-20160622-snap-story.html

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19
Jun
2016

geo/gps camera app

  • 06/19/2016
  • SOFR Bear
  • 709 views
  • 3 Comments

Hey Gang, Some time ago someone posted a new app for a cell phone geo/gps camera. Of course, I changed carriers and lost the app. When you took a pic on the app, it showed lat and long, elevation, time/date, and I think compass direction as well. Does anyone out there know what app that was or another similar app…

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14
Jun
2016

Federal Temporaries and Sick Leave

  • 06/14/2016
  • Picea Mariana
  • 1,147 views
  • 8 Comments

Hello Folks, I am taking a poll.  As a temporary federal firefighter did your sick leave carry over from year to year after you were laid off with a break in service.  I am trying to help out someone.  He says that he has moved from agency to agency and carried the sick leave  with him.  Our agency (BLM) is saying…

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14
Jun
2016

ofg

  • 06/14/2016
  • ofg
  • 1,062 views
  • 5 Comments

Agency has changed. At start employed skilled outdoors people wanting a lifetime career. Expected to "do it all", timber, range, recreation, wildlife and of course, fire.  Today employees represent a diversity of cultures, and values. Many are looking not to serve the agency, but to get what they can for themselves.  They are interested in only their own programs, not the…

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06
Jun
2016

Poison Oak: Leaves of Three, Wipe with Glee (Not Really, Ouch!)

  • 06/06/2016
  • Ginger Beard
  • 772 views
  • 0 Comment

It starts innocently enough. You chop down a scraggly shrub while out cutting line. Then, your arms and legs start tingling and turn red. Before you know it they're covered with an itchy rash. Much too late you realize that shrub/tree was actually poison oak. Finding poison oak is easy in the United States, where it grows virtually everywhere except…

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06
Jun
2016

Sinking Forest Service Ship

  • 06/06/2016
  • Ex Forest Service
  • 2,864 views
  • 19 Comments

As an Ex Forest Service employee, looking at all the madness that is taking place. Get out now while DoD, CAL FIRE, County and City Fire Departments and pretty much any State and Local Government are doing a big massive hire, to replace people who retire, promote, leave to other departments, injuries or become self employed. The next 3-5 years…

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