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 jeff
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May 2, 1999 3:38 pm  

Does any one know or have predictions
on the forest conditions for California this season. Are they having a dry season this year?


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 fred
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May 30, 1999 9:43 pm  

You might want to contact the contact the California Division of Forestry - Sacramento, CA.


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 Anonymous
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June 26, 1999 5:52 pm  

This is a message from the FEMA's USFA01-LIST.

The U.S. Fire Administration has received notice of the following firefighter fatalities:

Name: Wayne Luecht
Rank: Assistant Chief
Age: 47
Status: Career
Date of Death: June 21, 1999
Date of Incident: June 11, 1999
Chief of Department: Jay Reardon
Fire Department: Northbrook Fire Department
Address: 740 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062
Cause of Death: Third degree burns received from an electrical explosion and fire.
Funeral Date: June 25, 1999

Name: Ronald G. Phillips
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Age: 32
Status: Career
Date of Death: June 19, 1999
Date of Incident: June 18, 1999
Chief of Department: Christopher Maurer
Fire Department: Sylvania Township Fire Department
Address: 6633 Monroe Street, Sylvania, OH 43560-1958
Cause of Death: Collapsed during a physical fitness workout.
Funeral Date: June 24, 1999

Tribute is being paid to Assistant Chief Luecht and Firefighter Phillips at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/ffmem


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 Anonymous
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June 26, 1999 5:54 pm  

This is a message from the FEMA's USFA01-LIST.

PROGRAM NOTICE
Pilot Delivery Recruitment
National Fire Academy Course Pilot Participants Sought
"Fire Prevention for First Responders and Small Departments"

The United States Fire Administration's National Fire Academy (USFA/NFA) is pleased to announce a special course attendance opportunity in a new 2-day outreach course unlike any previous class in NFA's 25-year history. This delivery is on Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, and thus is only a few weeks away!

The target audience being recruited to attend this pilot offering on the Emmitsburg campus includes those not typically reached in the past. A Course Information Sheet is available on the USFA web site with additional background information. What makes this course unique is that it: a) specifically targets smaller department personnel, b) is both inspirational and motivational in nature yet offers exciting tools and techniques necessary to approach the fire problem with fresh approaches, c) introduces keen insight about numerous resources available, plus agencies and organizations dedicated to assisting local fire services yet typically not well known to them, and d) offers critically important advocacy and awareness resources.

In concert with NFA's nationwide and state-level partners, including national fire service organizations, as well as state and county fire associations, participants being recruited are assured of receiving proven techniques suitable for application immediately upon course completion. Aimed primarily at operational response members of local communities, this course has already received wide acclaim due to its content and extraordinary messages sure to be of interest to a broad range of fire service personnel. This course is ideally targeted at those in departments of all sizes where the importance of prevention advocacy isn't currently a routine part of daily operations.

The course, with its powerful inspirational theme, coupled with numerous examples of successful techniques that will assist in combating a community's fire problem, is filling fast. While no travel stipend (financial) support is available, all class materials, course tuition and campus lodging is available at no cost to those who apply early. In addition to travel costs the only other on-site charge is for meals plus coffee and snacks offered during breaks. The meal charge for 2 full days on campus is $30.00 payable to the campus food service contractor, Guest Services.

For more information, interested potential attendees may contact Wayne Powell, NFA Program Chair for Fire Prevention Management, at 1-800-238-3358, or 301-447-1126, Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00, Eastern Time, or via e-mail (@fema.gov">Wayne.Powell@fema.gov). Completed applications may be faxed to 301-447-1178. Note - only a few seats remain and the application deadline is July 16, so apply quickly. Final selections will represent geographic distribution and organizational balance. Thank you.

Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. Fire Administration
National Fire Academy
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa


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 fema
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August 7, 1999 3:02 pm  

Federal Funds Authorized For Nevada Wildfires

Washington August 6, 1999 -- Federal funds have been made available by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Nevada battle two
uncontrolled wildfires located in the counties Elko and Pershing.

FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the state's request for federal fire
suppression aid was approved last night immediately after it was reported
that the fires had forced the evacuation of residents in the towns of
Osino in Elko County and Unionville in Pershing County.

Under the authorization, FEMA will pay 70 percent of the state's eligible
firefighting costs that are above $329,727. The figure, called a floor
cost, is derived through a formula based on the state's five-year annual
average cost for fighting fires.

The state was granted federal fire assistance earlier this year for the
Lemon Valley fire in Washoe County (June 24) and the Mira Loma fire near
Carson City (July 3).

Federal fire suppression aid is provided through the President's Disaster
Relief Fund and made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires when
they threaten to cause a major disaster.
Eligible state firefighting costs covered by the aid can include expenses
for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials
and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Office of Public Affairs --- Washington, D.C.


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(@dmsfromodf)
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August 7, 1999 6:36 pm  

Oregon Fire season was officially declared statewide on July 9.

Fire updates will be posted daily until fire season ends.


Fire Update for August 6, 1999 (4:30 p.m.)

Even though Lightning Tracker detected nearly 11,000 lightning strikes yesterday, the storms came with rain and some relief. So far today 800 strikes have been detected statewide. Many of the fires are starting to demobilize crews and equipment. Here's what's happening:

NORTHEAST OREGON DISTRICT

Wallowa Unit – ODF engines have taken action on six fires on private land. All are small and under control. One of the fires was a house that burned in the Imnaha River Canyon after being hit by lightning. The fire is staffed today to prevent the spread to forestland.

CENTRAL OREGON DISTRICT

John Day Unit – Four new starts were reported Thursday, bringing their total to about 40 fires since the storms began on August 3. Flat Creek Fire, 800 acres, is now controlled and in patrol status. Resources are being released. Gilman Canyon, Birch Creek, JV and Flat Creek fires all demobing.

The Dalles Unit – The Eightmile Fire burned three acres and the Watershed Fire burned four acres in The Dalles watershed. Two loads of retardant kept the Watershed Fire small; plus they used a helicopter to hotspot both fires, keeping spotting down.

Hazel Hollow Fire – 90 acres; heavy fuels are making mop-up slow. Near The Dalles; will demob Saturday.

Sisters Unit – 10 new stat fires and crews assisted on two non-stat fires. This puts their total at 34 stat fires since August 3. All the fires are less than one acre.

Cache Creek Fire – 383-acre fire near Sisters. Controlled. Demobing begins Saturday. This is a USFS fire.

Dippen Rig Creek Fire – a new fire today, 15 acres burning 11 miles northeast of Mitchell in grass, sagebrush and timber. Containment expected this evening.

KLAMATH-LAKE DISTRICT

Boyle Fire demobing.


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 nfn
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September 1, 1999 3:10 pm  

Fire Name/Location /Size in Acres/Estimated Containment
Southern California: 3 large fires -- 61,400 acres
Bridge - Angeles National Forest, north of Azusa
Fire Information Contact:
626-821-6700
3,000 Unknown
15%
Three recreational cabins were destroyed by this fire burning in pine, oak and brush. Crystal Lake, Falling Springs, Coldbrook and Deer Flat recreational areas were evacuated.
Willow - San Bernardino National Forest, near Willow Creek
Fire Information Contact:
909-383-5688
52,800 Unknown
20%
The fire is burning actively and firefighters are conducting burnout operations to tie in unburned fuels along the firelines. Residents have been informed that it is safe to return home. The fire has destroyed 30 structures and continues to burn in steep terrain.
Mixing - San Bernardino National Forest, near Mountain Center
Fire Information Contact:
909-383-5688
3,000 Unknown
70%
Herkey Creek Campground was evacuated and the Mt. Baldy Trailer park is under voluntary evacuation. State Highway 74 between Mountain Center and Lake Hemet is open to residents only.


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 nfn
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September 1, 1999 3:17 pm  

Fire Name/Location /Size in Acres/Estimated Containment
Northern California: 4 large fires -- 39,832 acres
MHRD Complex - Plumas National Forest
Fire Information Contact:
530-226-2747, 2748, 2749
12,342 Unknown
30%
Four of the nine fires in this complex are contained. Current threats are to structures in the State Highway 70 corridor.
High Complex - Shasta-Trinity NF, 22 miles north of Redding
Fire Information Contact:
530-226-2747, 2748, 2749
18,500 9/4
20%
Nineteen lightning-ignited fires are burning in this complex. Firefighters are continuing to make good progress on these fires and containment is expected by Saturday.
FRRD Complex - Plumas National Forest
Fire Information Contact:
530-226-2747, 2748, 2749
3,755 Unknown
72%
Six lightning ignited fires are in this complex located northwest of Lake Oroville. Firefighters are making good progress on fires in this complex.
Big Bar Complex - Shasta-Trinity National Forest, 28 miles northwest of Weaverville
Fire Information Contact:
530-226-2747, 2748, 2749
5,235 Unknown
16%
This complex consists of five fires ranging in size from one to 3,000 acres. Firefighters are making good progress on line construction.


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 cnn
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October 18, 1999 11:53 pm  

Firefighters gained the upper hand Monday against a wildfire that has charred nearly 26,000 acres in rural California, burned dozens of homes and caused at least $6 million in damages.


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(@christopheralanbentley)
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November 4, 1999 7:08 pm  

I need to find a forest fire fighting job for the summer of 2000,hopefully around Missoula, anybody got any suggestions?

alanbentley@hotmail.com


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(@ansen)
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Posts: 30
July 22, 2000 12:34 am  

A fast-moving Colorado wildfire that forced a tourist evacuation at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado had grown to 1,000 acres by Friday, fire officials said.


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(@billkelly)
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August 4, 2000 3:33 pm  

Can someone provide me with a web site, if available, to obtain the status of the Temecula fire in California as well as any other California fires.

Bill, kq6sn@earthlink.net or bkelly@mmgccpa.com


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(@sligar)
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August 5, 2000 1:50 am  

To Bill Kelly:
Try http://www.fire.ca.gov


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(@johndanielhardmanii)
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August 12, 2000 6:39 pm  

Good Luck and condolences to all the physically fit firefighters braving this devastating firestorm of a summer. Godspeed to your efforts. From a former Wyoming Wildland Firefighter Manager, John Hardman(JHardman7@excite.com).My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


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(@davidcates)
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August 19, 2000 1:41 am  

How do I become a forest firefighter? Any information would be appreciated, thanks.
breir_rabbit_uk@yahoo.com


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