2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS | United States of America

AUGUST

South Atlantic Fire Expo | 8/12 – 15 | Raleigh, NC | Website: southatlanticfirerescueexpo.com.

IAFC Fire Rescue Int’l | 8/26 – 8/29/15 | Atlanta, GA | Website:  IAFC.org | Phone: 703-537-4838.

Volunteer & Combination Fire Officer’s Symposium |8/26 – 8/29/15 | Atlanta GA | Website:  IAFC.org.

FAMA Technical Committee Meeting |8/27/15 | Atlanta, GA | Website:  fama.org | Phone: 781-334-291.

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SEPTEMBER

Continuing Challenge HazMat Conference | 9/8 – 9/11 | Sacramento, CA | Website: hazmat.org | Phone: 916-433-168.

EMS World EXPO | 9/13 – 9/17/15 | Las Vegas, NV | Website: emsworldexpo.com.

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OCTOBER

NFFF Memorial Weekend | 10/2 – 10/4/15 | Emmitsburg MD |

Fire Show Reno | 10/5 – 10/8/15 | Reno, NV | Website: fireshowreno.com | Phone: 800-632-7489.

Washington Fire Commissioners | 10/22 – 10/24 | Tulalip, WA | wfca.wa.gov (associate members).

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CA CAREER OPPORTUNITIES | Fire | August 2, 2015

Positions listed here are aged out 30 days or less from local employment job boards.  If they are more than 30 days, they will not show up here and will have been removed from this posting.

Click on each link that you are interested in and it will redirect you to the job board that it was posted from.  Good Luck!

AIRPORT FIRE LIEUTENANT

Rural / Metro Corporation | Los Angeles | No closing or salary info listed | https://careers-rmetro.icims.com/jobs/6649/airport-fire-lieutenant/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com.

EMT/PARAMEDIC/FIREFIGHTER

City & County of Sacramento | Recruitment #CBT-H003-901053 | Closes 8/14/15 1600 PDT | $10,911.00/month | https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=H003&R3=901053.

FIRE CAPTAIN II

La Habra Heights FD | La Habra Heights | $73,144.00 Annually | https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1202066/fire-captain-ii?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed.

FIRE CHIEF

City of Tracy |Closes 8/28/15 | $145,561-$176,899 annually | http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_19301.aspx.

FIREFIGHTER

City of Seaside | Closes 8/2/15 2259 PDT | $64,981.28 – $78,982.28 Annually | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seaside/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1194892.

FIREFIGHTER I

City of San Diego | Closes 8/21/15 1700 PDT | $18.23 – $22.65/Hour = $39,166.40 – $47,112.00 Annually | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sandiego/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1200424.

FIREFIGHTER / ENGINEER

California National Guard | Roseville | Apply Online here –> http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/644048/Firefighter.html?searchId=1438537181.375&page=601&vnd=indeedjobp23831.

FIREFIGHTER – LATERAL

City of Sacramento | Closes 8/14/15 1700 PDT | $59,022.08 – $71,741.71 Annually | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/saccity/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1188087.

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC

City of Hemet | Interviews begin week of Aug 31, 2015 | $4,624 ‐ $5,621 monthly  | http://jobview.local-jobs.monster.com/Fire-Fighter-Paramedic-Job-HEMET-CA-US-154132396.aspx?ch=pecom?WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed.

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC RECRUITMENT

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District | San Ramon | Closes 8/6/15 1700 PDT | http://diversityjobs.com/jobsearch/display/532030559.

FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE

City of Modesto |  Closes 8/2/15 1700 PDT | $50,502.48 – $61,385.88 Annually | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/modesto/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1199849.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN – Fire Suppression

USFS | Multiple CA Locations | Temporary | $13.68/hour | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/411183100.

PAID CALL FIREFIGHTER

San Bernardino County | Big River Station | Temporary/Extra Help | Continuous Openings | $8.32/hour | Location not specified | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sanbernardino/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1020684.

**SUPERVISOR FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire]

Bureau of Indian Affairs Interior | Sacramento | Closes Monday 8/3/15 | $46,909.00 to $67,352.00 / Per Year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/411273900.

** Closes Soon **

2015 The NW Fire Blog

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FOOD RECALL | Select Kraft Singles due to Choking Hazard

Northfield, Illnois – The Kraft Heinz Corporation issued a Voluntary Food Product recall on July 31, 2015, for the 3# and 4# Variety of Kraft Singles due to a potential of choking.

RECALL INFO

The recall applies to 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American pasteurized prepared cheese product with a Best When Used By Date of 29 DEC 15 through 04 JAN 16, followed by the Manufacturing Code S54 or S55.

The S54 and S55 codes refer to the two production lines on which the impacted product was made. The Best When Used By Date and Manufacturing Code are stamped on both the larger 3-lb. and 4-lb. boxes and the enclosed individual 1-lb. packages.

product labeling, date and code with UPC

SHIPPING INFO

About 36,000 cases of the recalled product were shipped by Kraft Heinz to retailers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman. Kraft Heinz did not ship this product to Canada or anywhere other than the U.S., Puerto Rico and Grand Cayman.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

Product 3 or 4 lb Box Best When
Used By Code Date
1 lb Package Best When
Used By Code Date
3 or 4 lb Box UPC 1 lb Package UPC
4 LB Kraft Singles American 29 DEC 15 S54
30 DEC 15 S54
31 DEC 15 S54
01 JAN 16 S54
29 DEC 15 S 54
29 DEC 15 S 55
30 DEC 15 S 54
30 DEC 15 S 55
31 DEC 15 S 54
31 DEC 15 S 55
01 JAN 16 S 54
01 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100063360 9 No UPC – Clear outer wrapper
3 LB Kraft Singles American 30 DEC 15 S54
31 DEC 15 S54
03 JAN 16 S54
04 JAN 16 S54
30 DEC 15 S 54
30 DEC 15 S 55
31 DEC 15 S 54
31 DEC 15 S 55
03 JAN 16 S54
03 JAN 16 S55
04 JAN 16 S54
04 JAN 16 S55
0 2100060491 3 0 2100061526 1
3 LB Kraft Singles White American 02 JAN 16 S 54
03 JAN 16 S 54
02 JAN 16 S 54
02 JAN 16 S 55
03 JAN 16 S 54
03 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100061582 7 0 2100061527 8
4 LB Kraft Singles White American 02 JAN 16 S 54 02 JAN 16 S 54
02 JAN 16 S 55
0 2100063448 4 No UPC – Clear outer wrapper

No other sizes, varieties or code dates are included in this recall. And no products with manufacturing codes other than “S54″ and “S55″ after the code date are included in this recall.

product labeling, Kraft Singles American 72 slices

COMPLAINTS/INJURIES

Ten consumer complaints have been lodged about packaging and three have been choking related incidents.

COMPANY STATEMENT

“We deeply regret this situation and apologize to any consumers we have disappointed.Consumers who purchased this product should not eat it.”

Kraft singles product photo, date and code

REMEDY

Consumers should return the recalled product to the store where purchased for an exchange or full refund or  U.S. / Puerto Rico or call Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund, at 1-800-432-3101, Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm Eastern.

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Images Courtesy of Kraft Heinz Co / FDA Recall Alert

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Great to Greatness: Making a Difference

Did you know?  Regular people like you and me every day may see people driving in cars, biking on the roadway, walking by us in a store, or doing whatever we all may be doing at that moment.

Did you know? You can make a difference on someone’s life, just by smiling, leaving enough room on the roads for a driver to change lanes, reaching up on the top of a shelf for someone who may not be able to get to that certain item or by just saying hello to a stranger.

Did you know?  You don’t have to have “Super Powers” to help change a person’s life.  It can be easy as taking care of a loved one, make an errand for a friend, relative or even a co-worker.  Whatever the need, being available as a one-time thing or even on a regular basis, is helping Make A Difference.

Did you know? Firefighters every day put their lives on the line for friends, family and even strangers.  They do it not to be dubbed “Heroes” but because it is their “calling” to naturally Make a Difference in someone’s life.  It could even be yours if you were in danger, needed medical attention or had a fire emergency.

What will you do Today to become the already great person that you are?

Here are some ideas:

  • Thank a Firefighter for what they do. Tell them how much you appreciate them.
  • Call up an old friend and see how they’re doing – maybe go out for coffee.
  • Check up on your elderly neighbors welfare. Especially, single ladies – need to know they are appreciated, thought of and need human interaction.
  • Volunteer with an organization of your choice and see what benefits you can reap, while Making a HUGE Difference impact on someone’s life.

There are million combinations you can do to Make A Difference.  Now, it’s  time to get out there and Make  A Difference.  Not only will someone appreciate you for what did for them [even if they may not be able to say it in words], it will make you feel yourself feel Greatness deep down.

Here’s to many days, weeks, months, years of being Great to Greatness:  Making a Difference.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

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WA CAREER OPPORTUNITIES | FIRE | August 2, 2015

These Fire Career Opportunities have been gleened from Monster.com, Indeed.com, CraigsList.com, USAJobs.gov, Simply Hired job boards.

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL I/II

City of Vancouver   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vancouver/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1206977

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EMERGENCY, FIRE AND RESCUE – Reserve

U.S. Navy Reserve | Vancouver | Must apply online | No Closing or Salary info listed | http://www.simplyhired.com/job/emergency-fire-rescue-reserve-job/us-navy-reserve/mzuvw64vli?cid=tumtkecjdnimezmhotkupiakugyinoso

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FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

USFS | White Salmon | Closes 9/30/15 | $57,982 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382490100

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FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST [Prescribed Fire and Fuels]

USFS | Forks & White Salmon | Pay Grade:  GS-0401-09/09 | Closes 9/30/15 | $47,923 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382362000

USFS | Wenatchee | Pay Grade:  GS-0401-11/11 | Closes 9/30/15 | $57,982 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?Keyword=fire&Location=wa&search=Search&AutoCompleteSelected=False

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FIRE MARSHAL

City of Burlington http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/369b9c8b-e80f-499d-b389-8e616e36e084?mescoid=3300567001001&jobPosition=21#

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FIREFIGHTER

City of Everett | No closing date | Multiple levels of salary depending on your job title | http://jobs.heraldnet.com /Job?data=iEf4pR083r2  %2b%2fIF4FGEhVgNey2z61GIJzfRtIN5O4YMBxO0SdJVorw%3d%3d [indeed.com]

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FIREFIGHTER / ENGINEER

City of Chehalis FD  http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_19347.aspx

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FIREFIGHTER – EXPERIENCED

City of Everett  https://everettwa.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=98&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Experienced-Firefighter-68

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FIREFIGHTER – LATERAL ENTRY

City of Bellevue http://www.resume-library.com/job/view/4775429/Lateral-Entry-Level-Firefighter?pj=yes

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FOREST ASSISTANT FIRE MANAGEMENT OFFICER

USFS | Colville and Wenatchee | Closes 9/30/15 | 47,923.00 to $57,982.00 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382443400.

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire]

USFS | WA areas:  Chelan, Cle Elum, Entiat, Forks, Kettle Falls, Leavenworth, Metaline Falls, Naches, Newport, Pomeroy, Republic, Tonasket, Wenatchee and Winthrop | Closes 9/30/15 | $43,389 / year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382501900

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire Engine Operator]

USFS | Areas:  Amboy, Concrete, Forks, Hoodsports, Husum, Kettle Falls, Metaline Falls, Newport, North Bend, Pomeroy, Quilcene, Randle, Republic, Stevenson, Trout Lake and Walla Walla | Closes 9/30/15 | $28,26931,628/ year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382373600.

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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire Prevention]

USFS | Areas:  Amboy, Chelan, Cle Elum, Forks, Leavenworth, Metaline Falls, Newport, Randle, Trout Lake, Tonasket, Winthrop, Darrington and Quilcene | Closes 9/30/15 | $43,389 – $47,923 /year | https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382323300.

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES | OREGON | August 1 2015 | PM Update

The State of Oregon is next door neighbor and what a great opportunity to start covering stories in their state as well. They sure have had a difficult time this Fire Season with some many incidents.  Here is only a few.  We are working to build our list of fires from various sources we glean info from.

“Don’t let your future go up in smoke…have a fire plan.” – Unknown

ACTIVE FIRES

#CableCrossingFire | Start 7/28/15 | 1525 PDT [reported] | Near Oregon Hwy 138 East, near Mile Post 2; 6 miles E of Glide | Cause under investigation | 1212 Personnel, 2 Type 1 Crews, 39 Type 2 Crews, 2 Airtankers, 3 SEAT, 6 Type 1 Copters [Heavy], 5 Type 2 [Med Lift] and 4 Type 3 [Light Lift] Helicopters, 10 Engines, 4 Dozers, 1 Hot Saw, 10 Water Tenders | 1148 acres | 15% contained | Estimated Cost-To-Date: $1.5M.

Credit: Douglas Forest Protective Association

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#StoutsFire | 11 miles E of Canyonville near the community of Milo on forestlands protected by the Douglas Forest Protective Association (DFPA) | 1106 Personnel | 10,689 Acres | 3% Contained | Level 2 Evacuations for residents in the Drew area /Tiller Trail Hwy milepost 28 to 39 | Evacuation Shelter: American Red Cross,  YMCA located at 330 Sabbath Way, Canyonville.

Early evening burning near Milo, 7-31-15   Smoke Column from the Stouts Fire, 7-30-15

#FireImages Courtesy of Inciweb

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES | Washington | Aug 1, 2015 | PM Update

NEW FIRES

#DeckerRoadFire | Near Matlock in Mason County | 1 helicopter and ground resources | 25% contained.

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#SpragueFire | I-90 / Hwy 23 just outside of Sprague [Lincoln County] | 600 acres | Engines and crews on scene [as of 1750 PDT], Air resources ordered.

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UPDATES on Previously Reported Fires

#BlueCreekFire | Approx 10 miles E of Walla Walla |  Human caused, under investigation | 95% contained | 1 primary structure & 11 outbuildings destroyed | 207 Personnel | 6004 acres.

a child sits on his fathers shoulders with thank you sign for firefighters  Smoke rises from valleys with green trees

Images Courtesy of Inciweb

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#LongLakeFire | in Spokane County | 95% contained |  Crews still dealing with active burning areas | 425 acres.

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#NorthBoulder2Fire | Near Orient | Colville NF | Lightning caused | 35% contained | 280 Personnel | 3 Injuries |210 acres.

Appears as a Lookout Tower in Orient.

#Image via Inciweb

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#ParadiseFire | Olympic National Park | Lightning caused | 21% contained | 35 Personnel | 1786 acres | Smoke Report: lots of reports of smoke calls being seen outside of the Queets River.

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#WolverineFire | 3 miles NW of Lucerne | Lightning caused | 120 Personnel | 6000 acres | Conditions very smokey in the valleys and over Lake Chelan.

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ACTIVE WILDFIRES | Washington| Aug 1 2015 | AM Update

Don’t let your dreams go up in smoke – practice fire safety.” ~Author Unknown

STATE FIRE FACTS | 3 new large fires | 0 large contained fires | 7 new fires not contained | 18 new fires for total 3081 acres | 2 Type 1 IMTs committed | 1 Type 2 IMTs committed.

NATIONAL FIRE FACTS | 283 fires with Moderate Initial Attack Activity | 7 new large incidents | 2 large fires contained | 22 not contained fires | 1 NIMO committed | 9 Type 1 IMTs committed | 4 Type 2 IMTs committed.

NEW FIRES

#DeckervilleFire | 15 miles W of Shelton | Start 7/31/15 | Cause unknown | 150 acres | 0% containment | Numerous structures destroyed and threatened | Fire mobe authorized.

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#EagleSpringsFire | 11 miles N of Odessa | Start 7/31 | 2000 acres | 0% containment.

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#SR970Fire | Cle Elum | Gas tanker fire into grass / brush fire | Reports of FD says under control but concerns on wind conditions.

#FireImage by Becky May [@BeckyShockMay]

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#FireImage by Erica Libenow of Ellensburg

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#LongLakeFire | 16 miles NW of Spokane | Start 7/31/15 | Cause unknown | 425-600 acres | 90% containment |Still some spots actively burning. | Evacuations in effect.

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PREVIOUSLY REPORTED FIRES

#BlueCreekFire | 10 miles E of Walla Walla | Started 7/20/15 | Cause is unknown | 6004 acres |95% contained | Structures destroyed | Evacuations and road closures still in effect | City of Walla Walla Watershed and Blue Wood ski area still threatened.

#FireImage Courtesy of Inciweb

firefighter watches fire burn at night

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#GoodeFire | 24 miles E of Marblemount | Start 6/29/15 | Cause is unknown | 140 acres | 0% containment | Limited access into the area.

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#NorthBoulder2Fire | UPDATE | 3 miles SW of Orient | Start 7/20 | Lightning | 229 acres | 51% containment | Pending transition back to local unit on 8/2/15.

#FireImage by Don Strand via Inciweb

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#WolverineFire | UPDATE | 3 miles NW of Lucerne | Start 6/29/15 | Lightning | 2300 acres | 0% contained | 50 personnel | Active fire | Communities, structures threatened | Evacuations in effect | IMT briefing for 1300 PDT today.

 Photo #1 taken at 0830 PDT as seen from Malaga #FireImage by Darin Cockrum

Photo #2 taken [below] 5 minutes later. 

#FireImage by Darin Cockrum

Fire Prevention Tip:  It is not recommended that you park your vehicle or any type of equipment on dry grass as it can start a brush fire.  You may be held liable for the damages incurred by the brush/grass fire which can be in the hundreds or thousands of dollars.  Be #FireSmart!

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[#FireImages published were done with granted permissions.]

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CAREER FIRE OPPORTUNITIES | WASHINGTON | AUG 1, 2015

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL I/II

FIREFIGHTER

FIREFIGHTER – LATERAL ENTRY

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CAREER FIRE OPPORTUNITIES | CALIFORNIA | AUG 1, 2015

AIRPORT FIRE LIEUTENANT

EMT / PARAMEDIC

FIREFIGHTER /EMT

FIREFIGHTER

FIREFIGHTER I [Non-Recruit]

FIREFIGHTER LATERAL

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC

FIREFIGHTER TRAINEE

FORESTRY AID [Fire Suppression]

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Fire Suppression]

MILITARY FIREFIGHTER

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