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08
Aug
2017

TRYING TO FIND INFO ON OLD FIGHTER OUT R-5

  • 08/08/2017
  • Black-Bear
  • 375 views
  • 2 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
  • 192 views
  • 0 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
  • 391 views
  • 5 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
  • 1,036 views
  • 4 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.
  • 3,388 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
  • 1,451 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
  • 4,964 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
  • 2,519 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
  • 1,378 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
  • 1,022 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
  • 1,407 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
  • 1,265 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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09
Mar
2017

Can Wildland Fires Act as Fuel Treatment?

  • 03/09/2017
  • NationalFireFighter
  • 1,014 views
  • 0 Comment

A fire that burns out of control can dangerously threaten populations, put humans and structures at risk, and decimate large amounts of national wildland. But that’s not to say that there are no marked benefits to having regular wildland fires that are well controlled. In fact, when properly monitored, prescribed, and contained, these fires can act as a fuel treatment.…

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09
Mar
2017

LMFA (the long term temp compete for perm fire jobs)

  • 03/09/2017
  • Temp Fire
  • 1,218 views
  • 1 Comment

Someone out there I ask for your help! I just recently found out I am disqualified for competing under the LMFA because I didn't provide ALL my end of season evals throughout my seasonal career. Well, here is the problem. When you are applying to these positions there is ONE specific question that asks about evals and it states: "Please…

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09
Mar
2017

Minimum Hours Assigned to Fire

  • 03/09/2017
  • TableRock
  • 1,364 views
  • 1 Comment

Should there be a minimum number of hours of pay when on an assignment? I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject. First off I’m a federal employee and go on numerous assignments per year in a number of states and under many different qualified positions. I have been listening to lots of arguments from captains that we…

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