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28
Sep
2017

pager problem with work

  • 09/28/2017
  • sean
  • 574 views
  • 3 Comments

I was taking my pager to work and had it on vibrate, my boss asked me what it was and I told him that it was my pager for the fire dept. He told me that I need to choose if I whated to continue to work with the company I had to chose. If anyone had a problem like…

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28
Sep
2017

Meal break issues

  • 09/28/2017
  • Tablerock
  • 645 views
  • 11 Comments

It seems that everyone is ok with not being paid for 30 minutes a day assigned to a fire or even unassigned. If you wearing ppe or are monitoring a radio or you should be paid. Nffe-fsc.org page 55 meal breaks. Employees who are required to work during their scheduled  meal period shall be compensated at the appropriate rate. Bona…

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28
Sep
2017

iPhone user for Android

  • 09/28/2017
  • Manbearpig
  • 215 views
  • 0 Comment

I would like to second the opinion that this app be available for those folks using the Android system. As a former Alaskan Bush Pilot, certified Rescue Diver and avid lover of the outdoors, I'd very much encourage the developers to make this app available for Android users.  We would more than double the customers who could reasonably be expected…

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08
Aug
2017

TRYING TO FIND INFO ON OLD FIGHTER OUT R-5

  • 08/08/2017
  • Black-Bear
  • 1,476 views
  • 4 Comments

Hello to everyone, I'm currently write a history on the fire crews out Los Angles NF. And this name keep popping up Terry W Molzahn, his the BC-31 in the 1990s retired off the Inyo, that is all have found so far, but from what I've heard this guy was something if anyone has any more information and is willing…

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08
Aug
2017

Finding Info

  • 08/08/2017
  • Black-Bear
  • 775 views
  • 1 Comment

Hello to everyone, I'm currently writings a history on LOs Angles National Forest Fire crews, I came across this name several times Terry W Molzahn; All I can find so far is he was the BC-31 back in the 1990s and He Retired off the Inyo. I have been told this man did a lot of things in the Wildfire…

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08
Aug
2017

FOREST SOFR

  • 08/08/2017
  • Watchful Eye
  • 1,283 views
  • 8 Comments

Well, we just got thrown for a loop here on the SNF. I dont know all of the details but the Forest announced a vacant position for a Forest Safety Officer Detail.... then nobody heard anything about it until the spring Module Leaders meeting where it was announced that a GS 4 or 5 got the job as the Forest…

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13
Jun
2017

Old Color Coding for Thread Types.

  • 06/13/2017
  • T 2-8
  • 1,421 views
  • 5 Comments

I am looking for some information in regards to paint schemes for Appliances and couplings. (Color coding for thread types) As it pertains to FS Region 5 equipment. I know Black was for NPSH (Iron Pipe) and Yellow was for NH (National Hose) but what color was used for Pacific coast thread types and what color was used for chemical thread types?…

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15
May
2017

Failure to perform, everyone gets a trophy….

  • 05/15/2017
  • Forestry Tech.
  • 3,970 views
  • 8 Comments

After seeing multiple failed pack tests, I find myself wondering why management continues to allow these employees to have a job? Not only are Engine Captains failing pack tests due to lack of physical fitness but AFEOS and Apprentices. Why is managment allowing these individuals the ability to pretend to be leaders, supervisors, and future leaders when they cant even…

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03
May
2017

CDF Model 9

  • 05/03/2017
  • cowfire
  • 1,784 views
  • 2 Comments

We have a CDF Model 9. I can't locate the GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) & axle rating plate, and since it's a Renault/Mack the dealers say there's no info available. Its a 1995 Mack MS900P. Any help would be appreciated, or if someone has the same model, Thanks!

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09
Mar
2017

R5 Fire Hire Breaking the Law.

  • 03/09/2017
  • Common Sense
  • 5,573 views
  • 14 Comments

Watching behind the scenes I've seen Forest Supervisors, with little regard to hiring the most qualified employees to hire women. I have nothing against the hiring of woman or minorities but you CAN NOT bypass qualified candidates (category 1) and go all the way to (category 3) poorly qualified people just to fill your hiring quota. If you have applied…

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09
Mar
2017

Which Online Training

  • 03/09/2017
  • TylerJ
  • 2,867 views
  • 5 Comments

I am applying to wildland firefighting agencies for the summer season for the first time and I am trying to get a jump on the online training. I have started s 130. I am also planning on doing s 110, s 190, and L 180. Is that correct? should I be doing more? Less? Is there a website that is…

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09
Mar
2017

Pump specifications

  • 03/09/2017
  • Dave
  • 1,652 views
  • 2 Comments

I am looking for the specifications for a Hale 25FB-842 pump with 18 hp motor. Gallons per minute at what pressure? or where I could find a manual or spec chart? Thanks

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09
Mar
2017

Will Federal Hiring Freeze affect WFAP hiring?

  • 03/09/2017
  • Hotshot_kid
  • 1,255 views
  • 0 Comment

Does anyone know if the recent federal hiring freeze will affect the wildland firefighter apprentice hiring? I know that seasonal firefighters will be exempt from the order but I've read nothing so far about the apprenticeship. Has anyone heard anything? Thank you and be safe out there.

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09
Mar
2017

“MAYDAY”

  • 03/09/2017
  • DOZR Dan
  • 1,728 views
  • 3 Comments

Hello all....we have been having discussions in state about "MAYDAY" procedures, guidelines, how to announce, etc.....  Has there been any guidelines set forth, protocols put into place elsewhere?  Would love to go into this next discussion phase with an understanding from across the field and nation.  I read a piece in Wildfire Today about the "YolO" rather than MAYDAY.

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09
Mar
2017

Wildland firefighting Colorado

  • 03/09/2017
  • Jolson
  • 1,544 views
  • 4 Comments

Hello everyone, I am an 18 year old that lives in Colorado and I have a lot of interest in firefighting. I want to someday be a full time career structural firefighter, but for now I want more than anything to be a wildland firefighter. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions on becoming a wildland firefighter and the…

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