Florida’s Sonnys Fire Human Caused

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Start Date/Time

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge firefighters responded to the Sonnys Fire at around 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 19,2017.

Sonnys Fire on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge started as a car fire and grew to 500 acres.

Photo Credit: Michael Good, USFWS

Cause

The fire started when a visitor to the refuge trespassed off-road and the visitor’s vehicle caught fire. The vehicle burned, but there were no injuries to the occupants.

Acres Burned

The surrounding grass caught fire around the vehicle and grew to 500 acres.

Fire crews have reached a successful 70% containment status, however the fire is continually creeping and torching as of 3/21/2017 (date of the last update).

Fire fuels are Southern Rough.

Smoke shown on SR 3 while USFWS firefighters work on the Sonnys Fire at Merritt Island National Willdife Refuge

Photo Credit: Michael Good, USFWS

Location

The fire started near State Road 3, north of Haulover Canal and that portion of the road was evacuated and closed.  It is also located 5 miles east of Oak Hill on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

RESOURCES

Fire

Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge firefighters and along with Brevard County Fire Rescue are assisting.

11 personnel are assigned to this incident.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Colorado’s #Sunshine Fire Intensifies

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Near Sunshine Canyon, Colorado | A wildfire broke out in the area approximately nine hours ago with evacuations under way and water being gulped up by air resources from Wonderland Lake.

(Photo Credit: Boulder OEM)

Fire conditions progressively proved to be worsening as the fire began to intensify only one hour later with the initial five to eight acres burning.  However, winds were moving in a southern direction causing the fire to pick up speeds.

Fire Managers initially believed the fire had increased to 30-50 acres which in actuality it was being held at 62 acres.

View from Settler’s Park. (Photo Credit: Boulder OEM)

Fire crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.  Currently, Air operations are fully engaged and dropping slurry/water.

RESOURCES

Fire 

All 8 aircraft active; 1 SEAT (Ft Collins), 1 heavy air tanker (Jeff County), 2 Chinook (National Guard), 2 Blackhawk (National Guard), 1 Lead, 1 MMA. Bucket drop target started at 0830 this morning.

Fire Fact:  

“Slurry” is another name for Fire Retardant.

Non-Emergency Contacts

Public Call Center line is now open for non-emergency calls. 303-413-7730,

EVACUATIONS

Evacuations began at 0434 MDT this morning in the following areas:  (Green indicates “evacuated” and Red indicates “pre-evacuated”)

Evacuation Map (Courtesy: Boulder OEM)

Shelters

  • East Boulder Community Center for people and their pets. [Small animals are welcome, please being a crate is available].
  • Boulder County Fairgrounds – Large animals.

CLOSURES

Roads

  • Sunshine Canyon Drive (Mapleton) between 4th Street and Timber.
  • In the City of Boulder between Mapleton and Canyon Drive along 4th.
  • Boulder Canyon closure at 9th Street westbound.

Trails

  • Betasso Preserve & Bald Mountain Open Spaces as well as Boulder OSMP trails in the Red Rocks, Sanitas, Sunshine Canyon and Wonderland Lake areas are closed.
Fire Fact:  
Fire Retardant consists of 85% water, 10% fertilizer & ammonia phosphate and 5% iron oxide red clay and bentinite.

Avoid!

  • Eldora Ski Resort pass holders should avoid 119 today and take alternate routes.

#SunshineFire perimeter (Photo Credit: Boulder OEM)

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS

Structural

No damage or destruction reported

Injuries

None reported.

WEATHER CONDITIONS

View from the Sky. (Photo Credit: Boulder OEM)

The current weather in Boulder, Colorado is 73*F degrees with winds at 11 m.p.h., partly cloudy with 15% humidity and UV being moderate.

Due to the fire conditions, it is not recommended for recreational use in the area due to smoke and other unhealthy air conditions.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

NEW Karbonkel Berg Wildfire – South Africa – Update 1

Fire Summary

A wildfire has broken out about 1930 hours PST or just before 0400 hours (they are 9 hours ahead of West Coast time) just above Victoria Road in the lower Hout bay area on Sunday.

Third Time Area Hit

This is the third time a wildfire this large has hit this area dubbed the #KarbonkelBergFire.  Fire took hold of the area in December 2015, near the American Christmas holiday and earlier in December the following year.  This is what it looked like in 2016.

(Photo Credit:  VWS Wildfire)

As of this morning [March 12th], this fire has become a wind-driven and increasing like so many wildfires before it and like an unstoppable train.

Cause

The cause is unknown but citizens are speculating it could be linked to more arson related fires.

Fire Conditions

This wildfire is wind-driven with a high rate of spread (ROS) as it burns thick vegetation causing long length flames.  There is no number of acres already scorched or if any structures that are currently being threatened, have been damaged or destroyed at the moment.

Looking Through The Eyes of Social Media

Posters took to Social Media this morning in discussion of recent wildfires. Here are some of their angry words on arson fires taking place in their communities:

“[Fires] Feels worse because they also hit our side of the bay this year, and were confirmed as arson-related.”

“Super angry, because they are faceless criminals.”

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Happening NOW: Seattle Firefighters Battle House Fire

South Seattle House Burns

Firefighters were dispatched @ 1637 hours PST on Saturday to a house fire located in the 7400 block of 39th Avenue South (39th Ave S & S Austin) in Seattle, Washington.

Seattle Fire tweeted there was one occupant.  There were no reports of any entrapped inside the structure.

Possible Cause

Quickly, they were able to conduct a primary search with nothing found.  A secondary search was also completed and nothing found additionally.  However, firefighters discovered they found a possible power tap on one of the floors and were unable to de-energize it.  It appeared in earlier assessments, this could be an electrical fire.

Seattle City Light and SFD’s Fire Investigator, Marshal 5 were requested and dispatched.

Fire Tapped

The fire was tapped at 1710 hours and some units were being released from the incident.

Resources Dispatched

Dispatched units were:  A10 Air9 B5 B7 Dep1 E26 E28 E30 E33 L12 L7 M28 M44 Safety2 Staff10 E13 M10 Mar5.

Injuries

There were no civilian or firefighter injuries.

 

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

 

Career Opportunities | March 11 2017

 

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
– William Shakespeare

Looking for your Dream Job or just a change?  Here are some opportunities to get your 2017 off on the right foot. We will be adding more States to our list as we work to capture more announcements.

If you know or have a job opportunity, please give us a shout!  We can be reached at nwfireblog@comcast.net

Thanks for reading our posts. Don’t forget to follow us here or on our Social Media channels. (@nwfireblog) Twitter, (Facebook) The NW Fire Blog

ALABAMA

Director – Emergency Services – NEW!

  • International Disaster Victim Assistance Corp.   Montgomery.  $50,000 / year. https://www.indeed.com/job/Director-Emergency-Service-at-LOCALS-ONLY-in-Montgomery,-AL-e7b30b27d3844b03

Firefighter – NEW!

  • City of Tuscaloosa.  FD. Closes 6/30/2017.  $45,678+ / year. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tuscaloosa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=150259
  • Jefferson County (Birmingham).  FD.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tuscaloosa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=150259
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic;
it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”
 – Colin Powell

ARIZONA

EMS Outreach Coordinator – NEW!

  • Engage Healthcare Marketing.  Phoenix.  EMT/Paramedic experience 1 year required.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Engage-Healthcare-Marketing/jobs/Ems-Outreach-Coordinator-9bfd8e97f3bbb553?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvVy68k7EP5wdNDBwlQb2gTKGPrBRanKRHGE_zi_JAqIC2FBWGcnKOxggM9PAivAIblk18SdMHF6H0rbpDYIm1WM

Firefighter – NEW!

  • Xanterra Parks.  South Rim, Grand Canyon.  https://careers-xanterra.icims.com/jobs/12380/firefighter-south-rim/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=960&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420
  • US Navy.  Must be 17-34 years of age.  http://phoenix.jobing.com/united-states-navy/firefighterunited-states-navy-1-6524221/?source=indeed

Fire Chief – NEW!

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • City of Sierra Vista.  Sierra Vista.  FD.  Creating an eligibility list. $14.49 / hour. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sierravista/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1631750

Grants Program Specialist – NEW!

  • Department of Forestry and Fire Management.  Phoenix.  https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=0&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=ltmprod&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=1&JobRequisition=28781&JobPosting=1&context.session.key.HROrganization=1&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.Source=INDEED

NAFRI Instructor – NEW!

  • CHLOETA Fire.  Tucson.  http://www.agricultureindustrynow.com/Jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobAdID=4124635&sitefromid=2&siteid=653&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Tier I, II Reserve Firefighters – NEW!

  • Envision Healthcare aka AMR.  Mesa. https://jobs.evhc.net/job/Mesa-Tier-I-&-Tier-II-Reserve-Firefighter-AZ-85201/392070700/?feedId=173500&utm_source=Indeed.com

Wildland Fire Crew – Sr. Crew Member – NEW!

  • City of Flagstaff.  READ JOB APPLICATION CAREFULLY. Special application process applies. https://az-flagstaff3.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=168&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Wildland-Fire-CrewSenior-Crewmember-1459
“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.”
– George Allen, Sr.

CALIFORNIA

Firefighter – EMT or Paramedic

  • Northshore Fire Protection District.  Lucerne. $36,644 – $41,564/year.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Northshore-Fire-Protection-District/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-or-Paramedic-73869f0a39cd7fae?q=firefighter
  • Hanford Fire Department.  City of Berkley.  $57,203/year DOQ.  http://www.dailydispatch.com/assets/dept_1/pm/pdf/2%2027%202017%20ntn%20ff-ffpm%2002-21-2017.pdf – NEW!

Firefighter Trainee

  • County of Santa Barbara.  FD.  $4,622 – $5643/month.  Deadline 5/1/2017 @ 1700 hours PST.  Follow instructions.  Cannot apply online.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winstonsalemnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1684254

Firefighter – NEW!

  • Woodside Fire Protection District.  Woodside.  $7018 – $7719/month.  Must be 18 years of age (min). APPLY asap. https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=30291&kw=

Firefighter I – NEW!

  • City of San Diego.  FD. Closes 4/3/2017.  $18.83 – $22.65 / hour. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sandiego/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1673099

Firefighter II – NEW!

  • City of Lodi. FD.  $60,316 – $73,314/year.  Closes 3/16/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lodi/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1678057
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
– Confucius

COLORADO

Wildland Firefighter – NEW!

  • Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District.  $14.00/hour.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Boulder-Mountain-Fire-Protection-District/jobs/Wildland-Firefighter-3d445d1d61bd6bcb?q=firefighter

FLORIDA

Firefighter EMT or Firefighter Paramedic – NEW!

  • City of Longwood.  FD.  $34,000/year. Closes 4/10/2017 1700 hours EST. https://fl-longwood.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzp+jAtxBPUzvjrXFvzktyAqKWcot5oVTrQDpFFT0Bi6Eo/1ZBBL6k7wwv/aFCmayk6pKfhjyAAoRH2ghkI+Yswv8=

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • Macclenny Fire & Rescue.  $31,325 – $35,500/year.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Macclenny-Fire-and-Rescue/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-4b8a7019b426e43e?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvRNC3k-0y7U1sr03Gz8l_dB3QHr7xHWCjl822sp1R0sntPgOuJpeJcxSdyQjP_uasH_kZusYozKgy0NhgUBhC-efNvxw7HO5-AEaU2bZWB48 .
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency.
Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
– Dwayne Johnson

GEORGIA

Fire Prevention Training Officer

  • Forsyth County.  $34,589/year.  Closes 3/22/2017 @ 2359 hours EST.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forsyth/jobs/1682620/fire-prevention-training-officer

Firefighter 

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • City of Marietta.  FD.  Must min. 18 years of age.  Closes 3/24/2017.  https://ga-marietta.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/JobDetail.aspx?enc=QPQDKqwXNuJybHyCBjvzpwIssFMY/hmhm20aQUbaZ5tqf8DAC3rCIwEAIbS3L/gPUAQWQg+ronyKjTQrzUvVracdJNFoZLlRV6fwnk3kOME=

IDAHO

Engine Boss – Wildland Firefighter

  • Blaze Runners Inc.   $400/day.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Blaze-Runners-Inc./jobs/Engine-Boss-813560d454772602?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvdvXBNu9-93ULRjJ3KJdMAPnKFbyvCIoWqR0GuB17b_1TawxzLgFrW1A4YGlWwCZrK5RA8Pf_xlOyQPJSwOrvkE
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
– Thomas A. Edison

ILLINOIS

Firefighter – Entry-Level

  • City of Carbondale.  Closing 5/8/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Carbondale/jobs/Firefighter-Examination-Entry-Level-6c9e1bfee2776349?q=firefighter
  • City of Urbanda.  Closes 6/11/2017.  https://www.applitrack.com/urbanaillinois/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=195&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1 NEW!

Paramedic – EMT-B – Firefighter – NEW!

  • Kurtz EMS.  Chicago.  https://kurtzems.hirecentric.com/jobs/105744-32671.html

IOWA

Firefighter

  • City of Des Moines.  FD.  $58,978 – $71,684/year.  Closes 4/7/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/desmoines/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1672706&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
“Education must not simply teach work – it must teach Life.”
– W. E. B. Du Bois

KANSAS

Rescue Technician – NEW!

  • PK Safety.  Witchita.  $125/day.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/PK-Companies/jobs/Rescue-Technician-f760016415e376c9?sjdu=Zzi_VW2ygsY1fzh3Ma9ZsPaqOkFrOZiF9heaw3NaNTj-0Dzx9z0kBJzfcsLkYEU6IT_wkLr9yD4568gTqXy5Hw

MASSACHUSSETTS

12M Firefighter – Engineer – NEW!

  • MA State National Guard.  Camp Edwards.  Must be 17-35 years of age.  http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/825760/Firefighter.html?searchId=1489214805.1069&page=661&vnd=indeedjobp31181

Firefighter – EMT

  • Town of Concord.  FD.  $25.20 – $28.92 / hour.  Closes 4/42017 @ 1200 noon.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Town-of-Concord/jobs/Firefighter-EMT-85dbad465fc849f6?q=firefighter

Season State Firefighter I – NEW!

  • State of Massachussetts.  Commonweath of Massachussetts. Start 3/19/2017 – 10/7/2017.  $1416/bi-weekly.  https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=245121&src=JB-10080

MICHIGAN

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

  • Cedar Area Fire & Rescue.  Cedar.  $35,040 – $46,428/year.  3 years experience required.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Cedar-Area-Fire-&-Rescue/jobs/Firefighter-Emtb-b53bfc2b71e6acdb?q=firefighter
“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
– Vince Lombardi

MISSOURI

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • Leelanu Township Emergency Services.  Northport.  Closes 3/23/2017.  Send letter to address/Chief contact inside link.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Leelanau-Township-Emergency-Services/jobs/Paramedic-Firefighter-d59a20d5d41a7b10?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvWRHsaEnBQ0hSEj1n3t_CoIYo_Xm67dI6ilox3kGDe6XZ_bPJRehP7ZTun9sAJ4rnA

Firefighter – EMT – NEW!

MONTANA

Firefighter – Paramedic

“Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.”
– Conan O’Brien

NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Firefighter Trainee / 1

  • Pease Air National Guard FD.  Portsmouth.  $37,675 – $55,864  year. https://jobs.nhfirst.nh.gov:444/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=0&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=lawtaprd&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=10&JobRequisition=8732&JobPosting=1&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL

NORTH CAROLINA

Firefighter

  • City of Winston-Salem FD.  $15.43/hour.  Closes 4/9/2017 @ 1200 noon. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winstonsalemnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1684254
  • City of Hickory.  FD.  Closes 3/31/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hickory/jobs/1669470-0/firefighter NEW!

Firefighter I

  • Town of Cary.  FD.  Closes 3/12/2017 @ 2359 hours EST.  $37,440 – $58,032.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/townofcary/jobs/1657248/firefighter-i

NORTH DAKOTA

Firefighter – Paramedic (Lateral)

  • City of Williston FD.  Williston. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Williston/jobs/Lateral-cfe96c314accfc8c?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvQK5ZRXNfp-Rc8iX-3Z8649jPRNbTVV5ibkIXhqDyprly5oKIQSvaCzD3Uc93oTES5GmTP83pKAT_bLBQv-dVmG7p5gt3enS3P9B66At_I79rZUyygFjsSdFMik5hggc-Q

Junior Firefighter – Grade 16 – NEW!

  • City of Mandan.  FD. Part-time, on-call opportunity. $18.09 – $27.13/hour DOE.  https://city-of-mandan-nd.hireonthego.com/job/25028/junior-firefighter-part-time-grade-16?s=in
“There is no substitute for hard work.”
– Thomas A. Edison

OHIO

Firefighter – EMT

  • City of Delaware.  FD.  Full-time and part-time opportunities. Must be 18-40 years of age upon hire date. Testing must be complete by 3/24/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Delaware,-Ohio/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-a267d6a9a892f739?q=firefighter

OKLAHOMA

Firefighter I – NEW!

  • City of Elk City.  Must be 18-45 years of age. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Elk-City,-Oklahoma/jobs/Firefighter-e5642026e94d7730?q=firefighter

OREGON

Firefighter – Paramedic  – NEW!

  • City of Eugene FD.  $57,189 – $78,125/year.  Closes 4/2/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eugene/jobs/1682182/firefighter-paramedic-entry-and-lateral

Wildland Fire Suppression  Specialist – NEW!

  • State of Oregon.  National Guard.  Seasonal.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1676816/wildland-fire-suppression-specialist-multiple-location/
“You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.”
– Lionel Messi

UTAH

Firefighter II

  • State of Utah National Guard.  Salt Lake County.  $14.81 – $19.95/hour.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1680058

VIRGINIA

Fire Chief – NEW!

  • Richmond City.  $114,196 -172,107/year.  No Closing date.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richmond/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1659782&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Firefighter – EMT

  • Frederick County.  $37,536 – $59,976/year. Closes 3/24/2017 @ 1700 hours. http://www.co.frederick.va.us/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/1373/31

Firefighter Recruit – NEW!

  • Stafford County.  Fire Recruit Academy.  $19.23/hour.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stafford/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1671319
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
– Aristotle

WASHINGTON

Deputy Fire Marshal

  • Washington State Patrol.  Bellevue (King County).  $4,418 – $5,804/month.  Closes 3/24/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wsp/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1685642&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Fire Forester – NEW!

  • State of Washington.  DNR.  Klickitat County.  Closes 3/19/2017.  $36,744 – $48,060 / year.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1682187-0/fire-forester-nrs-1

Firefighter

  • City of Redmond FD.  $5,839 – $7991/month.  Closes 3/19/2017.  Location:  Station 11.  8450 161st Avenue NE, Redmond.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/redmondwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1664925

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • Kirkland Fire Department. $5477/mo.  Testing must be done by 3/31/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Firefighter-a1844ce8ea779207?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvSwkW5TH1srRmO-cEVoTNT6v8F0vrzunWNZyN8xybYTbk9vXONgaCK3I-MfEE9791Q

Fundraising Campaign Manager – NEW!

  • LLS WA.org.  Seattle Firefighter Stairclimb annual event.  Must have prior experience. Degree.  https://careers.lls.org/jobsearch/job-details/fundraising-campaign-mgr/2433/1/?utm_campaign=Indeed

Police Officer

  • Vancouver Police Department.  15 openings!  $4928/month.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Police-Department-582b07b1d0fc8f86?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvT-Z4zYGa3O0uXkCoYa5g8cFu1LipsvEPk6o6tVqPE2JfjzuHpD6jGEmbySsPGVCHWlecOKboyk0ZiHS_JfWU_rDQJVoK-AxEVDye_XNtc2h

 GOOD LUCK!

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Firestorm Imizamo Yethu Fire | March 11, 2017

 

IMIZAMO YETHU FIRE

Fire Summary

The Imizamo Yethu Fire is located in the community of Imizamo Yethu community in Hout Bay, home to a population of 33,600 people in a densely populated area less than one-square mile.  It is commonly called Mandela Park.

Fire has reached the area that has said to have little to no infrastructure for sustainable living, dismal water facilities, few toilets, no sewage system and the highest E.coli in the whole Country of South Africa. (This river runs through the community)

Photo Credit: Diriye Amey from Locarno, Switzerland (via Wikipedia)

Photo Credit: Diriye Amey from Locarno, Switzerland (with permission via Wikipedia)

Imizamo Yethu is located in Cape Town

Located in Cape Town. (Published under license via Wikipedia)

A Fire Storm

A fire unimaginable is burning down homes and as you can see in the photo below, a fire storm.  This is what residents woke up to this morning about 0930 Hours SAST. (we are 9 hours PST behind South Africa).

Photo Credit: VWS

Hit by Large Fire Second Time

This is not the first time this community has been hit by a large wildfire.  According to records and Social Media, it occurred around U.S. Christmastime in December of 2015 during several days.

However, this time around appears to be more devastating as residents are forced to flee their homes with barely enough time to grab their pets, small personal items and leaving the area.

Delayed Response

Some gawkers have come into the area causing delay of emergency vehicles gaining access. Those who are trying to flee and due to no formal infrastructure, residents are loading up their vehicles and blocking responding Fire units.  Online video posted by local Media clearly shows narrow streets and poorly designed structures leaving nothing to the imaginary as we know what this can cause.  Disasters in its own right mind.

The Fire Service is asking those to avoid the area so they can get to the fire scene quickly.  If they are unable to access the scene, the area could go completely up in flames with no barriers to stop it. That could spell complete disastrous for the whole community.

Air Support

Helicopters are doing what they can with water drops. No details on what aircraft is attached to this incident, nor the number of personnel.  *We are working to get more details from the VWS, the lead fire Agency on this wildfire.*

Photo Credit: VWS

Updates

More updates will be posted as we receive them.

Social Media

Hashtags that are being used for this incident are:  #CapeFire #HoutBay #InmizamoYethuFire

What they are saying on Social Media:

“Loud explosions can be heard.  Sounds like a war zone.”

“Helicopters putting fire down in Imizamo Yethu. Lord hear us, keep those Imizisamo Yethu families safe.”

Thank You

Thank you for reading our post.  Be safe friends wherever you today or tonight.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 0100 Hours PST (USA)

Public Safety Career Opportunities | March 10 2017

Thank you for joining us where we will be posting all Career opportunities here and on our Social Media channels.  We will be adding more to our page daily.  If you have one you’d like to be added, please contact us at nwfireblog@comcast.net.

Please read each link and follow all the guidelines and deadlines.

We wish you the best!

CALIFORNIA

Firefighter – EMT or Paramedic

  • Northshore Fire Protection District.  Lucerne. $36,644 – $41,564/year.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Northshore-Fire-Protection-District/jobs/Firefighter-Emergency-Medical-Technician-or-Paramedic-73869f0a39cd7fae?q=firefighter

Firefighter Trainee

  • County of Santa Barbara.  FD.  $4,622 – $5643/month.  Deadline 5/1/2017 @ 1700 hours PST.  Follow instructions.  Cannot apply online.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winstonsalemnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1684254

GEORGIA

Fire Prevention Training Officer

  • Forsyth County.  $34,589/year.  Closes 3/22/2017 @ 2359 hours EST.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/forsyth/jobs/1682620/fire-prevention-training-officer

Firefighter 

IDAHO

Engine Boss – Wildland Firefighter

  • Blaze Runners Inc.   $400/day.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Blaze-Runners-Inc./jobs/Engine-Boss-813560d454772602?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvdvXBNu9-93ULRjJ3KJdMAPnKFbyvCIoWqR0GuB17b_1TawxzLgFrW1A4YGlWwCZrK5RA8Pf_xlOyQPJSwOrvkE

ILLINOIS

Firefighter – Entry-Level

  • City of Carbondale.  Closing 5/8/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Carbondale/jobs/Firefighter-Examination-Entry-Level-6c9e1bfee2776349?q=firefighter

IOWA

  • City of Des Moines.  FD.  $58,978 – $71,684/year.  Closes 4/7/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/desmoines/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1672706&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

MISSOURI

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • Leelanu Township Emergency Services.  Northport.  Closes 3/23/2017.  Send letter to address/Chief contact inside link.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Leelanau-Township-Emergency-Services/jobs/Paramedic-Firefighter-d59a20d5d41a7b10?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvWRHsaEnBQ0hSEj1n3t_CoIYo_Xm67dI6ilox3kGDe6XZ_bPJRehP7ZTun9sAJ4rnA

MASSACHUSSETTS

Firefighter – EMT

  • Town of Concord.  FD.  $25.20 – $28.92 / hour.  Closes 4/42017 @ 1200 noon.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/The-Town-of-Concord/jobs/Firefighter-EMT-85dbad465fc849f6?q=firefighter

MONTANA

Firefighter – Paramedic

NEW HAMPSHIRE

State Firefighter Trainee / 1

  • Pease Air National Guard FD.  Portsmouth.  $37,675 – $55,864  year. https://jobs.nhfirst.nh.gov:444/lawtaprd/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=0&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=lawtaprd&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=10&JobRequisition=8732&JobPosting=1&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.HROrganization=10&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL

NORTH CAROLINA

Firefighter

  • City of Winston-Salem FD.  $15.43/hour.  Closes 4/9/2017 @ 1200 noon. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/winstonsalemnc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1684254

Firefighter I

  • Town of Cary.  FD.  Closes 3/12/2017 @ 2359 hours EST.  $37,440 – $58,032.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/townofcary/jobs/1657248/firefighter-i

NORTH DAKOTA

Firefighter – Paramedic (Lateral)

  • City of Williston FD.  Williston. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-Williston/jobs/Lateral-cfe96c314accfc8c?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvQK5ZRXNfp-Rc8iX-3Z8649jPRNbTVV5ibkIXhqDyprly5oKIQSvaCzD3Uc93oTES5GmTP83pKAT_bLBQv-dVmG7p5gt3enS3P9B66At_I79rZUyygFjsSdFMik5hggc-Q

OREGON

  • City of Eugene FD.  $57,189 – $78,125/year.  Closes 4/2/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/eugene/jobs/1682182/firefighter-paramedic-entry-and-lateral

UTAH

Firefighter II

  • State of Utah National Guard.  Salt Lake County.  $14.81 – $19.95/hour.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/utah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1680058

VIRGINIA

Firefighter – EMT

  • Frederick County.  $37,536 – $59,976/year. Closes 3/24/2017 @ 1700 hours. http://www.co.frederick.va.us/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/1373/31

WASHINGTON

Deputy Fire Marshal

  • Washington State Patrol.  Bellevue (King County).  $4,418 – $5,804/month.  Closes 3/24/2017.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wsp/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1685642&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

Firefighter

  • City of Redmond FD.  $5,839 – $7991/month.  Closes 3/19/2017.  Location:  Station 11.  8450 161st Avenue NE, Redmond.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/redmondwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1664925

Firefighter – Paramedic

  • Kirkland Fire Department. $5477/mo.  Testing must be done by 3/31/2017.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Firefighter-a1844ce8ea779207?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvSwkW5TH1srRmO-cEVoTNT6v8F0vrzunWNZyN8xybYTbk9vXONgaCK3I-MfEE9791Q

Police Officer

  • Vancouver Police Department.  15 openings!  $4928/month.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Police-Department-582b07b1d0fc8f86?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvT-Z4zYGa3O0uXkCoYa5g8cFu1LipsvEPk6o6tVqPE2JfjzuHpD6jGEmbySsPGVCHWlecOKboyk0ZiHS_JfWU_rDQJVoK-AxEVDye_XNtc2h

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

Active U.S. Wildfires March 9 2017

Thank you for reading our post!

FIRE SUMMARY

Several States have been hit by several wildfires with over a million combined acres already scorched, just in less than a week already.

Here are multiple fires that have broken out mainly in Oklahoma but know there are more fires across the United States.  This is for March 9th, 2017.

283 Fire [OK]

3/6/2017 started.  Located in Harper County, near the communities of Rosston, Laverne and May. Damage assessments still ongoing.  Numerous still under direct threat.

72,000 acres. 11% contained. Type 4 IC in Unified Command.

Badcock Grub Road Fire [FL]

3/4/2017 started.  400 acres.  75% containment.

Broke Fence Fire [OK]

3/1/2017 started.  252 acres.  96% contained. Type 4 IC.

Bunch Mtn [OK]

3/5/2017 started.  1,100 acres.  50% contained.

Conway Ranch Fire [OK]

Latimer County. 497 acres.

Dairy Farm Fire [OK]

3/2/2017 started.  3,265 acres. 99% contained.  Type 4 IC.

Fenton Fire [KY]

3/2/2017 started.  121 acres.  40% containment.  Type 4 IC.

Hickory Tree [FL]

3/6/2017 started.  110 acres.  75% contained. Type 4 IC.

Irate Fire [OK]

3/6/2017 started. 2,000 acres.  40% contained.  Type 4 IC.

Jay Bar Ranch Fire [OK]

Delaware County.  200 acres.

Lee Williams Road [FL]

3/5/2017 started.  7,500 acres.  40% contained.  IMT2 Dolan.  3 residences and 3 outbuildings lost.

Lefors East Fire [TX]

3/7/2017 started.  135,000 acres.  100% contained. Type 4 IC in Unified command.

Lost Creek Fire [OK]

3/2/2017 started.  2,135 acres.  98% contained. ICT 4 command.

Milsap Fire [OK]

3/2/2017 started.  9,636 acres.  40% contained. Type IC3 unit. 1 residence lost.

Missala Fire [OK]

3/5/2017 started.  500 acres.  100% contained.  Type 3 IC.  1 outbuilding destroyed.

Perryton Fire [TX]

The fire started on March 6th around 1600 hours and is located in Ochiltree and Lipscomb Counties in the Texas Panhandle.

Photo from responding resoruces on Mar. 6, 2017

Courtesy: Inciweb

Texas A&M Forest Service is currently on scene with ground resources working in conjunction with local resources. Fire has skirted south of the City of Higgins. Fire behavior is moderate to high. Two homes have been reported as lost.

318,056 acres. 75% contained. Type 3 IC in Unified Command.  2 residences and 9 outbuildings destroyed.

Selman Fire [OK]

Located approximately 10 miles North of Woodward.  In Harper and Woodward Counties. 47,289 acres. 10% containment status. Multiple homes and secondary structures were lost but a damage assessment is ongoing.   Numerous structures are under direct threat.

There was a zero fire growth as of Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.

Spring Creek Farm Fire [OK] 

3/3/2017 started. 687 acres.  90% contained. Type 4 IC.

Staples Road Fire [OK]

Atoka County.  900 acres.

Starbuck Fire [OK & KS]

3/6/2017 started. Oklahoma Dept. of Forestry. The fire is located two miles West of Gate, Oklahoma. 715,484 acres. 10% contained. Type 4 IC in Unified Command. Part of the NW OK Complex Wildfire.  The cause is currently unknown and under investigation.

Near OK communities of Buffalo, Knowles, Gate, Rosston and Laverne.  Communities have suffered tremendous losses of homes, secondary structures, livestock and other infrastructure.  Several communities still remain threatened.  Damage assessments are still ongoing.

ROS was limited with a zero growth rate as of yesterday, March 8th.

Taylor Fire [OK]

Adair County.  100 acres.

Territory Fire [OK]

3/6/2017. 500 acres. 78% contained.  Type 3 IC.

Trail Fire [FL]

3/5/2017 started.  1,065 acres.  75% contained.

 

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog

U.S. Wildfires for the Week of March 3, 2017

Wildfires have been breaking out all over the United States and it is technically not even Fire Season for us here in the Pacific Northwest but we know our turn will soon come.

Here are the wildfires for the week of March 3, 2017.

NEW! | 124 Fire – Oklahoma

Southern Area. Started 3/3/2017. 140 acres. 43% contained. Type 3 IC. 1 outbuilding lost.

NEW! | 259 – Arkansas- Oklahoma Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1801 hours. District: Oklahoma, County: McCurtain, Panther Creek. .5 acres. Resources on-scene. Limited information.

NEW! | 303 Fire – Texas

9,299 acres. 100% contained. 1 person attached. 0 other resources. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

NEW! | 3510 Fire – Oklahoma

Started 3/1/2017. Oklahoma Dept. of Ag. Located in Seminole County. 161 acres. 1 residence and 1 outbuilding destroyed. 90% contained. Type 4 IC.

NEW! | 81st (Powerline) Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOF. Six miles south of Mannford, OK. 334 acres. 79% contained. Tall grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with running. Residences threatened.

71 personnel. 22 engines. 1 engines. $88,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Akins Fire – Oklahoma

580 acres. 100% contained. Located in Sequoyah County.

NEW! | Bryant Hollow Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Ag. Cherokee County. 180 acres. 100% contained.

NEW! | Campers Point Fire – Missouri – Iowa Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 13:27 Hours. Cassiville, Stone County. 1 acre. IC M. Scott.

NEW! | Cattledrive Fire – Fort Collins Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1615 Hours. Located 12 miles of Wellington, Colorado. 1996 acres. Limited information.

NO UPDATE | Cold Mountain Fire – North Carolina

The Cold Mountain fire is located in the Shining Rock Wilderness Area of the Pisgah Ranger District, Pisgah National Forest, approximately 20 miles S of Waynesville, North Carolina, in the headwaters of Crawford Creek or 9 miles SE of Waynesville, NC. Located in the North Carolina Forests.

Fire fuels include: hardwood litter, closed timber litter and short grass. Current fire conditions are: minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

An emergency closure order is in effect on national forest system lands in the following area: The Art Loeb Trail (#146) north of Shining Rock Gap and the Cold Mountain Trail (#141).

132 acres. 95% contained. 55 personnel. 1 crew. $247,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

NEW! | Crossroads West Fire – New Mexico

2,000 acres. 100% contained. 48 personnel. 20 engines. $15,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Digger Fire – Arkansas – Oklahoma Interagency

AKA Trust Fire. Dispatched resources 15:05 hours. Location unknown. 14 acres. Limited information.

NEW! | Grizzly Bear Fire – Great Plains Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 14:38 Hours. Located on Iron Mountain Road. 3 acres. IC Enright.

NEW! | Hardesty Command Fire – Oklahoma

604 acres. 100% contained. 4 personnel assigned. 2 engines. $15,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Hermans Fire – South Carolina

Resources dispatched @ 14:46 Hours. Located at intersection of Halfway Creek and Forest Service Road 6323. Limited info.

NEW! | Iron Mountain Fire – South Dakota

Resources dispatched @ 12:56 Hours. Located in Keystone, South Dakota. 0.5 acres.

NEW! | Latimer Fire – Oklahoma

Located in Alfalfa County. 2413 acres. 50% contained.

UPDATE | Litt Ranch – Texas

TX Interagency. Oldham County, TX. 12,913 acres. 100% contained. Started 2/24/2017.

1 person assigned to incident. 0 other resources attached. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

NEW! | Little Brushy Creek Fire – Missouri – Iowa Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1554 Hours. Located in Potosi RD Reynolds County. Near Black, Missouri. 30 acres. IC Brian Schroeder. Limited info.

NEW! | Lone Star Fire – Missouri – Iowa Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1527 Hours. PB Carter County, Missouri. 15 acres. IC Pomeroy.

NEW! | Loop Road Fire – North Carolina Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 14:49 Hours. 3 acres. Limited info.

NEW! | Mary Lane Fire – Oklahoma

Located in Cleveland County. 140 acres. 1 structure lost. 40% contained.

NEW! | Merritt Fire – Tucson Interagency

Resources dispatched 16:22 Hours. Hwy 83, Milepost 4. Tall grass and brush. Resources on-scene. IC McMurtie as of 17:35 Hours.

NEW! | Oak Snag Fire – Colorado

Started 3/2/2017. Located in Seminole County. 195 acres. 89% contained. Type 4 IC.

NEW! | Observatory Road Fire – Colorado

Resources dispatched @ 1609 Hours. Located on Observatory Road and Crystal Lake in Jefferson County. Approximately seven miles East of Bailey County, Colorado.

NEW! | Old Baldy Fire

East Central Area, Oklahoma DOF. 22 miles south of McAlester [Pittsburgh County], OK. 580 acres. 80% contained. Hardwood litter and brush. Moderate fire behavior with backing and creeping.

Six personnel. Type 4 IC. 3 engines. $1,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Petsemoie Fire – Oklahoma

Osage Agency. Two miles northwest of Osage, OK. 466 acres. 35% contained. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior with smoldering. Residences threatened.

13 personnel. 2 crews. 1 engine. $6,000 cost-to-date. BIA lands.

NEW! | Pole Fire – Cleveland National Forest

Resources dispatched @ 1829 Hours. Located in front of Cottonwood Station. Limited information.

NEW! | Price Fire – Phoenix Interagency

Resources dispatched at 1722 Hours. S. Old Price Rd and E Queen Creek Rd. 10 acres. Unknown containment status.

NEW! | Prison Fire – Texas

2,444 acres. 100% contained. 1 person attached. 4 structures lost. $1,000 cost-to-date. Private land.

NEW! | Rael Fire – New Mexico

Started 3/2/2017. Socorro District, New Mexico State Forestry on the Gila National Forest. 30 miles northeast of Reserve. Human caused. 500 acres. 10% contained. Tall grass. Active fire behavior with running and creeping. Residences threatened.

20 personnel assigned. 6 engines. $20,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

NEW! | Ranchland Fire – Fort Collins Interagency

Resources dispatched at 1758 Hours. Unknown location. 225 acres. Unknown containment status. Limited information.

NEW! | Richmond Hill Fire – Colorado

Resources dispatched @ 1728 Hours. Approximately four miles SW of Conifer [Jefferson County] Colorado. Resources on-scene. Limited info.

NEW! | Ross Creek Fire – Arkansas – Oklahoma Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 1200 hours. Ross Creek Ridge, PCS District Scott County , ROSS Creek. Contained at 20 acres. (Fire #21 of the day)

NEW! | Salt Fork Fire – Oklahoma

Oklahoma DOF. Four miles west of Altus, OK. 1221 acres. 79% contained. Tall grass and timber. Moderate fire behavior with wind driven runs.

71 personnel. 24 engines. 1 helicopter. $88,000 cost-to-date. State lands.

NEW! | Sand Draw Fire – Colorado

Resources dispatched at 16:31 Hours. .01 acres. Approximately 12 miles East of Bailey County [Buffalo Creek Rd and Hwy 126 in Jefferson County]. Contained at 1730 Hours.

NEW! | Seven Cabins Fire – New Mexico

Lincoln NF. Eight miles northwest of Arabela, NM. 532 acres. 70% contained. Short grass and medium logging slash. Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.

63 personnel. 3 crews. 4 engines. $60,000 cost-to-date. Forest Service lands.

NEW! | South Rockerville – Great Plains

Resources dispatched @ 13:44 Hours. Located on South Rockerville Road. 9.9 ares.

NEW! | Stanmark Fire – Great Plains

Resources dispatched @ 11:52 Hours. Located in Keystone, South Dakota. 7 acres. IC: Enright (also of Iron Mountain Fire)

NEW! | Trooper Fire – Oklahoma

Started 2/26/2017. Wewoka Agency. Five miles southwest of Cromwell, OK. 205 acres. 90% contained. Hardwood litter and tall grass. Minimal fire behavior.

13 personnel. 1 crew. 3 engines. $4,000 cost-to-date. BIA lands. Type 4 IC.

NEW! | Tussy Fire – Oklahoma

Started 3/3/2017. Oklahoma Dept. of Ag. Located in Garvin County. 500 acres. 80% contained. Type 3 IC.

NEW! | Wolf Fire – Great Plains Interagency

Resources dispatched @ 11:28 Hours. Located Mile marker #112, one mile North of Wall and Hwy 14. 5,000 acres.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – 2315 Hours PST

Seattle FF Andy Pittman | Climbing for a Cure

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RAISING MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

In 2016, 1900 Firefighters from five countries and 330 Fire Departments descended upon the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle, Washington to “climb” the tower in full firefighting suppression gear and on air to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Collectively, Firefighters raised $2.3 Million for the non-profit that specializes in blood-cancer research and providing patient/family services.

As Firefighters have over the last several years, they will once again commence together for the 26th year annual LLS.org’s “climb” on  March 12, 2017.  This is a timed event where Firefighters climb inside the Columbia Center stairwells known as the second tallest building just west of the Mississippi in full fire suppression gear (firefighting coat/jacket, PPE, boots, gloves, helmet) and with their air bottles on.  It is a lot of extra weight as if they were actually fighting a fire (minus the equipment they would…

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