WA WILDFIRES by Incident Name| August 19, 2015 | PM SitReps

Gone, but Never Forgotten.” –  This Post is dedicated to the 3 Unknown Firefighters who were killed in the Line of Duty near the #Twisp Fire in Washington State.  3 Others were injured when the winds shifted trapping them all.  – Editor
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92 NEW Fires [Light] Initial Activity. 4 NEW Large Fire Incidents.  6 Large Fires Contained. 96 Uncontained Large Fires. 2 Area Command Teams Committed.  16 Type 1 IMTs & 27 Type 2 IMTs Committed.

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Today’s Fire Stats:  0 NEW Large fires. 9 New fires for 68 acres.  14  Uncontained Large Fires. for 67 acreS.  7 Type 1 IMTs Committed. 12 Type 2 with 1 en route. 1  Area Command Team.

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  • Location:  35 miles NW of Spokane
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  6786.
  • Threatened:  400 homes, commercial property, structures.
  • Destroyed:  15 homes, 13 others.
  • Personnel:  151
  • Helicopters:  3
  • Engines:  22
  • Actions:  Structure Protection
  • Evacuations:  In effect


  • Summary:  Made up of Reach, Cagle and Antoine Creek.
  • Location:  1 Mile S of Chelan
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Fire Mobe:  Y [Approved 8/14/15]

Black Canyon

  • Location: 8 miles W of Pateros
  • Start:  Unknown
  • Cause:  Lightnng.
  • Acres:  6761
  • Containment:  0%
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber, brush, short grass
  • Fire Behavior:  Actively burning, crowning, flanking
  • Personnel:  15
  • Engines:  2
  • Fire Mobe:  Y
  • Resources:  WA National Guard, Strike Teams [5 Engines to a Team], WA DNR, State Fire Marshal.

 McFarland Fire

  • Location:  8 Miles W of Pateros
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Acres:  4708
  • Containment:  0%
  • Fire Behavior:  Actively burning, flanking, crowning.
  • Threatened:  206 unknown type of structures
  • Personnel:  28
  • Crews:  1
  • Engines:  1
  • Evacuations:   Level 3 in effect for 2900 residents.
  • Evacuation Info:  http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx

Wolverine Fire

  • Location:  3 Miles NW of Lucerne
  • Start:  6/29/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  40,891
  • Containment:  30%
  • Threatened:  150 single family homes, 80 Mixed Commercial/Residential; 12 non-residential commercial properties
  • Destroyed:  1
  • Personnel:  241
  • Crews:  1
  • Engines:  5

Red Cross Shelters

  • Moe Elementary –> 407 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
  • Sterling Middle School –> 600 N James St, East Wenatchee
  • Brewster High School –> 503 S 7 St, Brewster

Important Phone Numbers

  • Douglas County Emergency Ops Center –> 509-888-6841
  • Chelan County Emergency Management –> 509-667-6863
  • Okanogan Emergency Management –> 509-422-7207
  • Red Cross –> 509-663-3907
  • Chelan County PUD –> 877-783-8123
  • Washington State Patrol –> 509-682-8090

Reach Fire

  • Acres:  70,621
  • Containment:  50%
  • Personnel:  589
  • Crews:  15
  • Helicopters:  6
  • Engines:  73
  • Threatened:  500 homes.
  • Destroyed:  29 homes.


  • Location:  6 miles NW of Glenwood
  • Command:  WA IMT #5
  • Acres:  23,100
  • Containment:  20%
  • Personnel:  446. [+5]
  • Crews:  10
  • Helicopters: 5
  • Engines:  19
  • Fire Status:  Continue using heavy aerial resources.
  • Threatened:  20 homes along w/10 other structures
  • Evacuations:  Level 1 for homes N of Ladiges Road. 
  • Area, Trail Closures:  All DNR Trust lands, Glenwood Block rec sites, Yakama Indian Nation – Tract D Mt. Adams Recreation Area, South Climb & all other trails on the south & east sides of Mt. Adams are closed between Forest Road 23 at Williams Mine to the eastern boundary of the Forest.
  • Road Closures:  Forest Roads 80 & 82.


  •  Location:  10 miles W of Colville & 1 mile of Kettle Falls
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  600
  • Containment:  10%
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber, tall grass.
  • Fire Behavior:  Moderate w/group torching, uphill runs
  • Threatened:  40 residences, 60 other structures
  • Personnel:  124.
  • Crews:  3
  • Engines:  8


  • Location:  Near Town of Newhalem, in N Cascades National Park Service Complex
  • Start:  Detected 8/10/15
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Status:  Unknown.  Limited info from incident.


  • Location:  20 Miles SE of Dayton on Weha-Tucannon Wilderness
  • Summary:  17 fires within Complex
  • Start:  8/13/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Resources:  NIMO ordered 8/18/15
  • Containment:  0%
  • Acres:  10k
  • Personnel:  40
  • Crew:  1
  • Helicopter[s]:  1 
  • Engines:  2
  • Resources:  Natl Incident Management Org [NIMO] to work with IMT 3.
  • Fire Behavior:  Unknown
  • Threatened:  12 homes, 1 other


Baldy Fire

  • Located:  26 miles NE of Colville, 6 miles NW of Ione
  • Start:  8/1/15.
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Acres:  515
  • Containment:  80%

Grease Creek

  • Acres:  45
  • Containment:  Unknown

Hall Mtn

  • Acres:  10
  • Containment:  Unknown

S Fork Slate Creek Trail

  • Acres:  5
  • Containment:  Unknown

Slate Creek

  • Acres:  1
  • Containment:  Unknown


  • Location:  35 miles E of Colville
  • Start:  8/12/15
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Acres:  7743
  • Containment:  Unknown


  • Summary:  Consists of 4 fires.
  • Location:  26 Miles NW of Colville
  • Start:  8/17/15
  • Cause:  Unknown

 Stickpin Fire 

  • Location:  14 miles NE of Republic
  • Start:  8/11/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  37,850
  • Containment:  5
  • Threatened:  2400 homes, 50 mixed used, 100 commercial properties
  • Fire Mobe:  Y [approved 8/14/15]
  • Personnel:  464
  • Crews:  6
  • Engines:  36
  • Helicopters:  7
  • Evacuation Info:  http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx

 Graves Mtn Fire

  • Location:  16 E of Republic
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  1304
  • Containment:  0%
  • Fire Fuels:  Timber, brush
  • Fire Behavior:  Unknown
  • Threatened:  100 homes, 200 others
  • Evacuations:  See link for specific evacuation info. http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
  • Personnel:  16
  • Engines:  4

Roy Road Fire

  • Location:  4 Miles W of Republic
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Acres: 120
  • Containment:  14%
  • Fire Behavior:
  • Personnel:  6
  • Engines:  2
  • Threatened:  4

Renner Lake Fire

  • Location:  13 Miles NW of Kettle Falls & 2.5 Miles W of Barstow
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  130
  • Containment:  0%
  • Threatened:  40 residences
  • Evacuations:  Y – Level 1.
  • Evacuation Info:  http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
  • Personnel:  21
  • Engines:  1


  • Location:  50 Miles NW of Spokane
  • Start:   8/14/15
  • Cause:  Unknown
  • Fire Behavior:  Moderate fire, creeping, backing, spot fires
  • Acres:  3100
  • Containment:  10%
  • Threatened:  250 SFR [homes], 75 other
  • Destroyed:  3 homes, 31 others
  • Personnel:  47
  • Engines:  7


  • Location:  25 miles N of Coulee Dam & 12 miles N of Nespelm / N to Dugout Mtn and W of Moses Lake, off of the Colville Indian Reservation on to the Okanogan NF.
  • Start:  8/13/15
  • Cause:  Human
  • Acres:  35,000
  • Containment:  0%
  • Fire Level:
  • Threatened:  350 homes, 35 commercial properties, 250 other structures.
  • Personnel:  184
  • Crews:  3
  • Engines:  6
  • Evacuations:  In Effect
  • Evacuation Info:  http://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc/information/fire_info.aspx
  • People Shelter:  Grand Coulee Middle School 412 Federal Ave, Grand Coulee.
  • Livestock Shelter:  The Agri-Plex and Annex Facility at the Okanogan Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Road, Okanogan, WA 98844


  • Location:  7-11 Miles W of Omak
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  42,327
  • Personnel:  426
  • Helicopters:  3
  • Engines:  16
  • Crews:  9
  • Includes the following fires:  9-Mile, Lime Belt, Beaver Lake, Tunk Block, and Blue Lake fires. The Knobby Fire merged with the Lime Belt Fire. [Blue Lake & Lime Belt Fires have merged]
  • Threatened: 115 single residences.
  • Destroyed:  3 single family homes, 10 others structures.


  • Location:  13 Miles NE of Newhalem in Ross Lake National Recreation area
  • Status:  Fire is not being Staffed, as not considered as a Priority fire
  • Start:  8/10/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  421
  • Personnel:  0
  • Containment:  0%

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[Thank You to our Fire Personnel, Support, Pilots, Medics, Structure Firefighters, Wildland Fire Crews and Everyone Else we Unintentionally have Forgotten:  Thank you to the many who are in these photos and are not, we greatly appreciate all of your dedication, service and tireless efforts working to protect structures, buildings, commercial and other structures.  For putting your lives on the line so others can live is something that we cannot express how many folks are saying “thank you”. We’ve been hearing about the many successes and the hard work you all are putting in.  We wish you safety all around you.  Keep it up the great work!]

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WA WILDFIRES by Incident Name| August 18, 2015 | PM SitReps

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams

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166 NEW Fires [Light] Initial Activity. 16 NEW Large Fire Incidents.  4 NEW Large Fires Contained. 105 Uncontained Large Fires. 2 Area Command Teams Committed.  15 Type 1 IMTs & 28 Type 2 IMTs Committed.

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Today’s Fire Stats:  0 NEW Large fires. 15 NEW Fires for 67 acreS.  6 Type 1 IMTs Committed. 11 Type 2 with 1 en route. 1  Area Command Team.

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BALDY FIRE:   Located 26 miles NE of Colville and 6 miles NW of Ione, this fire started on 8/1/15 with an unknown reported cause but 25 lightning strikes occurred during one of the most recent thunderstorms.  The fire behavior has minimal spread, but is still backing with group torching.  Homes and structures are currently also threatened. Evacuations still in effect.  Resources:  194 Personnel, 3 Crews, 2 Helos, 1 Engine.  The fire is at a 80% containment status.  515 total acres burned.  This fire will soon become part of the Kaniksu Complex. 

Remote Automated Weather Station

“A Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) was used to get real-time weather information from the vicinity of the fire.” – Courtesy via Inciweb.

BLACK CANYON FIRE:  Located just 8 miles W of Pateros, the Black Canyon Fire was ignited by lightning that has consumed 4,667 acres worth of land and has no 0% containment status yet.  It is reported have “extreme” fire behavior with crowning, flanking and spotting.  Road and area closures are in effect.  Fire is managed by the PNW Team 2 along with Chelan Complex, McFarland, First Creek, Wolverine and Blankenship Fires.

“Super Skidgent” Used to bring water to Mop-Up. Courtesy via Inciweb.

CARPENTER FIRE:  This fire started on 8/14/15 from lightning and is located 35 miles NW of Spokane.  It has destroyed 5,170 acres and currently has a 0% containment status. Still threatened are 400 homes, commercial property and structures.  15 homes have been destroyed along with 13 others.  Threatened currently now are 200 other structures.Some have been reportedly as destroyed.  Evacuations completed, remain in effect. Fire Mobe approved 8/14/15.  Current staffing includes 103 Personnel, 3 Helicopters and 1 Engine.

CHELAN COMPLEX:  The Chelan Complex is composed of 3 merged fires: Reach, Cagle and Antoine Creek.  This complex is located 1 mile S of Chelan.  It was stated to have started on 8/14/15, with still an unknown cause.  63,425 acres have been scorched but fire crews have successfully reached a 30% containment status so far. Active fire behavior is being reported with uphill runs, group torching and spotting.  Roads and area closures are in effect.  Some reports indicate structures and residences destroyed with more being threatened, including commercial property and the Chelan Airport.  Fire Mobe approved 8/14.

–> Reach Fire:  The Reach fire is located 1 mile S of Chelan that has destroyed 29 homes.  It continues to threaten 500 homes, structures, Hwy 97 and infrastructure.  506 Personnel, 11 Crews, 6 Helicopters and 76 Engines are working tirelessly on this incident and on many others.  It has reached a 30% containment burning 814 acres.

Reach Fire

“The Reach Fire, in all it’s Glory.” Courtesy via Inciweb

COUGAR CREEK FIRE:  Located 6 miles NW of Greenwood,441 personnel are on this fire incident and have achieved a 20% containment status, due to morning mist, cooler temps and calmer winds.  However, it still has an active fire behavior with flanking, torching and short-range spotting.  Resources have been moved N to keep from the fire reaching the Big Muddy Creek area.  441 Personnel, 10 Crews, 6 Helicopters, 18 Engines on scene..  Heavy usage of air resources were scheduled to be used today. 20 Homes are threatened along with 10 other structures.  22,600 acres have burned.

A photo of the smoke plume from the Cougar Creek Fire, as visible from the Incident Command Post (ICP) in Glenwood, WA.

“Cougar Creek Smoke Plume via visual from the Glenwood ICP.” Taken on 8/12/15 around 1600 PDT. Courtesy via Inciweb.

FIRST CREEK FIRE:  This fire is located 8 miles NW of Chelan and is listed with a 2% containment status. It was started by lightning which has burned 1656 acres.  Reports of active fire behavior with short crown runs, backing and creeping are in progress. Area and road closures are in effect.  Threats include:  419 single residences, 73 multi-unit residences and 63 other minor structures.  Evacuations have been conducted. Staffing includes:  204 Personnel, 6 Crews and 22 Engines.  Managed by the PNW Team 2 along with Chelan Complex, McFarland, Black Canyon, Wolverine and Blankenship Fires.

GOLD HILL FIRE:  The Gold Hill Fire is located 10 miles W of Colville and 1 mile of Kettle Falls.  The fire ignited on 8/14/15 by lightning, starting ablaze heavy fire fuels consuming 600 acres so far.  Moderate fire behavior reported but still a threat to 40 homes.  121 Personnel, 3 Crews, 8 Engines are the current resources on the fire ground.

First Creek Fire

“Firefighters on First Creek Fire”.  Courtesy via Inciweb

GRIZZLY BEAR COMPLEX:  17 Fires are in this Complex burning in the Weha-Tucannon Wilderness.  It is said to be 20 miles SE of Dayton that started on 8/13/15 by lightning.  A NIMO has been ordered.  It has a 0% containment status and burned up 2,357 acres.  34 Personnel, 1 Crew, 1 Helicopter and 2 Engines are on this Fire incident.  Fire behavior reportedly is active with structures and homes currently being threatened.

Crews and equipment on the way to First Creek Fire

“The high number of Fire Resources on the First Creek Fire.” Courtesy via Inciweb.

KETTLE COMPLEX:  The Kettle Complex consists of 4 fires.  These group of fires are located 26 miles NW of Colville.  The start date of these incidents were reported on 8/11/15 with a new one starting on 8/17/15 from an unknown cause.

Picture of guard rails with posts burned away near Boulder Summit

“Burned out Guardrails”

#FireImage Courtesy of Inciweb



–> Stickpin Fire:  Located 14 miles NE of Republic.  Burned 37,850 acres. 0% containment status. Active fire behavior with group torching, spotting and creeping. 2400 Homes, 50 Mixed residential/commercial structures, 100 commercial properties, 1000 others along with major power lines, infrastructure are threatened.  The fire is said to be burning on Kettle Crest between Curfew and Orient.  The fire has also said to have reached the 2003 Tongo Fire area. Fire Mobe approved 8/14/15.  381 Personnel, 6 Crews, 33 Engines on the fire ground.

Photo of Kettle Crest Trailhead at Boulder Summit      Photo of north end of the fire on August 16th.

#FireImages Courtesy of Inciweb

–> Graves Mtn Fire:  The fire started on 8/14/15 from lightning that has scorched 1300 acres.  The fire is located 16 miles E of Republic and has reached 1304 acres.  It’s current containment status is 0.  100 Residences are threatened along with 200 others. Primary power lines are threatened. Evacuations in effect.  Staffing includes:  16 Personnel and 4 Engines.

“North End of Stickpin Fire” – Courtesy of Inciweb

–> Roy Road Fire:  Roy also started on 8/14/15, but from an unknown cause. This fire has a low growth potential and is sitting at 120 acres. However, it is currently threatening 4 homes.  Dozer lines have been completed around the fire perimeter.  1 Engine and 2 Tenders have been working on this incident.  WA National Guard is also said to be deployed for additional manpower.  Evacuations in effect.  However, primary power lines, homes and structures are still being threatened. Area Command is managing this fire along with Kettle Complex, Stevens County Complex and Kanisku Complex.

Photo of fire whirl taken by John Foster-Fanning.

–> Renner Fire:  Renner Fire is located 13 miles NW of Kettle Falls that reportedly started on 8/14/15 by lightning.  The fire threatens 40 homes and 60 other structures.  21 Personnel and 1 Engine are working on this fire that started  yesterday on Monday, 8/17/15, with an unknown reason for ignition.  Homes and structures are being reported as threatened.  There is a 0% containment status. Update:  Multiple calls received.  A dozer and 1 20-person hand crew are now working on flanking the fire with the aid of air resources.  It has not crossed Thompson Ridge.  Level 1 Evacuations from Ferry County Sheriff’s Office still remain in effect with no change.

#FireImage [above] by John Foster-Fanning – Courtesy of Inciweb

MARBLE VALLEY FIRE:  Fire started on 8/14/15 with an unknown cause.  The fire has burned away 3,085 acres.  This incident is listed with a 10% containment status.  The fire behavior is moderate, however it is still threatening 1 non-residential commercial property, 75 other minor structures and 31 others.  3 have been destroyed. 73 personnel and 2 crews are on this incident.

The Cougar Creek Fire plume is seen from the south.

“Cougar Creek Perspective from the South” by Amanda Hildenbrand – Courtesy of Inciweb

MCFARLAND CREEK FIRE:  The McFarland Fire is located 8 miles W of Pateros that ignited on 8/14/15 from an unknown cause.  Currently, it has a 0% containment status with 1368 acres scorched.  206 structures are threatened.  28 Personnel, 1 Crew and 1 Engine are staffing this fire event.

View of new fire starts from Wolverine Fire ICP

NORTH STAR FIRE:  The North Star fire is located 25 miles N of Coulee Dam and 12 miles N of Nespelm and has burned N to Dugout Mtn and W of Moses Lake, off of the Colville Indian Reservation on to the Okanogan National Forest.  The Fire Level has been raised to a 4 due to drought conditions, limited firefighting resources, new possible fire starts and extreme fire behavior.  Currently, there have been Level 1 evacuations issued due to 20 homes, 150 outbuildings, 10 commercial structures and cattle being threatened.  Other parts of the area have received Level 3 evaucations. To see the areas under evacuation, check out this great resource at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/indicent/4524.  Total acres burned:  30,559 with a 0% containment status. This was caused by Human and under investigation.  167 Personnel along with 6 Crews, 9 Engines and 1 Helicopter are working this incident. There is no containment at this time.

“View from the Wolverine ICP” [Above]  Courtesy of Inciweb

OKANOGAN COMPLEX:  This fire has a combined staffing of 402 Personnel, 9 Crews, 2 Helos, 19 Engines.  It is located 8 miles W of Pateros. This Complex includes the following fires:

–> Blue Lake Fire:  823 acres, 40% contained.

–> Lime Belt Fire:  3443 acres, 25% contained.  NOTE:  We heard this evening, that the fire has jumped Hwy 97 on to the other side from an unconfirmed source.

–> Tunk Block Fire:  2,744 acres, 20% contained.

–> Beaver Lake Fire:  723 acres. 0% containment.

–> 9 Mile Fire:  4704 acres.  90% containment.

THURSDAY CREEK:  Started on 8/10/15, Thursday Creek is located 13 miles NE of Newhalem in the Ross Lake National Recreation area started by lightning.  It is stated to have minimal staffing due to resources assigned to other priority fire incidents.  This fire has burned 421 acres and has a 0% containment status.

TOWER FIRE:  This fire named the Tower Fire is currently burning 35 miles E of Colville that began on 8/12/15 with an unknown ignition.  It has consumed 7,743 acres but has a 5% containment status.  At the moment, 25 residences are threatened along with 10 minor structures.  39 Personnel, 3 Engines are on this incident.

WOLVERINE FIRE:  The long burning fire began originally on 6/29/15, from lightning that passed over in the area.  It has consumed 40,357 acres, reaching a 30% containment status.  However, it is still displaying active fire behavior with torching, flanking and backing.  The fire has destroyed many residences and structures, while still threatening an undetermined number of others.  Evacuations in effect.  The fire has caused the halting of the $300M Holden Mine reclamation project.  Smoke and ash are considerably affecting the area.The fire is threatening 150 Single homes, 80 Mixed commerical/residential and 12 non-residential/commercial properties. An unknown # of structures were lost.   252 Personnel, 1 Crew and 8 Engines are current resources assigned to this event.  PNW Team 2 along with Chelan Complex, McFarland, First Creek, Wolverine and Blankenship Fires.

Firefighters planning attack

“Wolverine Fire Managers Planning Fire Tactics, Discuss Attack”. Courtesy via Inciweb.

[Thank You to our Fire Personnel, Support, Pilots, Medics, Structure Firefighters, Wildland Fire Crews and Everyone Else we Unintentionally have Forgotten:  Thank you to the many who are in these photos and are not, we greatly appreciate all of your dedication, service and tireless efforts working to protect structures, buildings, commercial and other structures.  For putting your lives on the line so others can live is something that we cannot express how many folks are saying “thank you”. We’ve been hearing about the many successes and the hard work you all are putting in.  We wish you safety all around you.  Keep it up the great work!]

[Thank You to our Supporters, You we call Family and Those in Between…Thank You for reading our Blog, becoming Followers on our Blog here, on Facebook and engaging us on Twitter.  We couldn’t and definitely wouldn’t want to do this gig without you all.  You all make it worthwhile and a blast!  It’s what keeps us moving every day and worth the journey.  Have a safe day/evening wherever the journey takes you.]

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

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The Williams Fire is located North of ColvillWILLIAMS FIREe in the Northeastern part of Washington State.  The fire burning slash, brush and timber began on July 3, 2015, at approximately 1450 PDT.  The incident is under a ICT3 Type IMT and has about 320 personnel and 2 assigned helos [for fire suppression] assigned.  Firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines, locating hot spots while in mop up operations.  The cause is still under investigation.


Retardant Drop 7-4-15

7-3-15 9:20 PM

#FireImages via inciweb

Hashtags used for this Fire:  #WilliamsFire #ColvilleFire #WaWILDFIRE


This fire ignited by lightning on July 2 around 1300 hours.  It is located apprximately 15 miles NW of Loomis in Tonasket.  This fire is partially in Washington State and in Canada in the Pasayten Wilderness.  Officials say it has reached 1347 acres and has a moderate ROS.  Expectations by Fire Managers for the fire to continue to spread down into Long Draw.  A WA IMT2 assumed command on July 6, at 1800 PDT and has 173 US personnel assigned to this incident.  This post is geared towards mostly the US-side only.  [Some photos are from the Canadian side] Future thunderstorms are expected to hit the area once again.

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015

Canadian Recon Flight on July 4, 2015

Canadian Recon Flight July 4, 2015 Air Recon of Newby Lake Fire July 3, 2015

Photo showing smoke column from Newby Lake Fire on July 2, 2015

#FireImages via inciweb

Hashtags used for this Fire: #NewbyLkFire #WaWILDFIRE


This incident located in a very remote and extremely steep location has proved to be a logistical challenge for all involved.  The wildfire occurred on June 29, 2015, around 0600 hours.  Accessibility into the fireground is only possibly by boat and helicopters.  The scene is located approximately 3 miles NW of Lucerne in Washington State.  There are currently 117 personnel and crews are actively engaged on this 400-acre incident.  An IMT3 team is in command.  They expect the fire to double in size due to wind and low fuel moisture.  Hidden Valley and Lucerne are under Level 2 precautions.  fiefighters will continue lines on the FS Rd#5801 for structure protection.

Fire moving across drainage, Riddle Creek in background

Fire moving down Wolverine drainage

Looking uplake towards Riddle Creek

Smoke Column from Wolverine Fire from upper lake

Aerial view on July 2nd of Wolverine Fire

Smoke Wolverine Fire smoke column

#FireImages via inciweb

Hashtags being used for this incident:  #WolverineFire #WaWILDFIRE

231 FIRE – Little Spokane Fire

The 231 Fire is located 7 mi S of Springdale Washington and was started on July 3, around 1500 hours PDT.

The Little Spokane Fire started on July 6, at 1700 hours PDT near Mile Marker 10 off Highway 291 inside the Riverside State Park.

Both fire causes are unknown and are under investigation.  The second fire is being managed by the same Command as the 231 Fire.  Together is a total 930 acres burning with 250 personnel.  Included in this personnel-count are [2] 20-person hand crews which are working on constructing a line around the fire and 2 strike teams of Fire Engines for structure protection.  17 homes are under a Level 2 Evacuation order. [no exact locations are known at this time]  Communications are somewhat sketchy along with shotty cell phone coverage.  The fire is said to be at a 40% containment.

Flames backing down steep ground  Smoke column rises above highway with green trees on either side.

Fire backing to dozer line in Division Alpha

#FireImages via inciweb

Hashtags being used for these fires:  #231Fire #WaWILDFIRE


The fire spotted by many of you on July 3rd was kind of exciting and then again, we were not surprised to learn of another fire.  However, we did get a few great photos when it was first reported.

#FireImage by John Bartkowski

The cause of Horseshoe Fire is unknown but what we know is this:  the fire is located in the Mt. Adams Wilderness District of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.  It’s exact location has been pinpointed as NNW of Trout Lake along the Riley Camp Trail #64 at a 5300-foot elevation.  Heavy fire fuels are laced with subalpine Fir.  It was reportedly located on Friday, July 3rd around 1600 Hours PDT.   Since then it has grown to 250 acres.  The WA IMT #4 took Command of the fire incident on July 6 [Monday] at 0600 hours PDT.  Due to the remote, steep terrain, lack of safety zones and escape routes, approximately 138 personnel are on scene as five crews and two helos being assigned to the incident.   Horseshoe Fire showed active fire behavior on July 3rd.  Firefighters have begun the implementation of the MIST suppression actions and been limited to water bucket drops.  Spike camps have been established as well.  It has also been said, the fire has reached the previous southern and eastern perimeters of the 2012 Cascade Creek Fire boundaries.

#FireImages by John Nakai / USFS

Close-up view of fire burned trees with in the Horseshoe Fire area

Ground vegetation in old Cascade Creek burn surrounding the Horseshoe Fire

Helicopter hovering over Island Lake filling submerged bucket in Island Lake

Helicopter dipping water from the surface of Island Lake  near Horseshoe Fire

Helicopter with bucket flying above the Horseshoe Fire

Bare understory and  burned trees in Horseshoe Fire

#FireImages via inciweb  [below]

Smoke plume rising from Horseshoe Fire  as viewed from high on the slopes of Mount Adams

Crew supervisors and other fire managers circled up outside ranger station for briefing.

#FireImages by Keith McMillen via inciweb [below]

Horseshoe Fire from meadow with Mt Adams in background Credit: Keith McMillen

Hashtags being used for this Fire:  #HorseshoeFire #WaWILDFIRE


   Lightning caused the unusual dry”Washington Rainforest” to ignite, torching off trees in a wildfire on May 15, 2015 around 1500 hours PDT   Located 13 miles N/NE Quinault, the fire is now said to more active on the western and eastern flanks.  Good news for Fire Managers in how the northern flank has somewhat slowed prior to reaching the Pelton Peak.   However, it is one mile due North of the Confluences of Paradise Creek and Queets River; and approximately 1-1/2 miles East of Bob Creek.      Today, the Air Resource Advisor installed two temporary air monitors at Forks and Queets.  The fire has 95 committed personnel which has been able to reach a 21% containment status.  The fire has scorched timber and lichen in trees has been become like aerial fuels. Cooler temps and higher humidity has limited the fire to 1520 acres.

Hashtags used on this fire:  #ParadiseFire #WaWILDFIRE

Hot and dry conditions led to a prolonged burning period on Friday July 3

A member of the Black Hills WFM collects current data on weather and fire behavior

Smoke from the Paradise Fire hangs in the Queets River Valley

Fire burning midslope on Pelton Peak

View from the Queets River looking at a plume of white smoke

#FireImages via inciweb

Thank you for following us and for supporting firefighters, Fire Managers, Support crews, pilots, crews and all those who help with fire suppression and recovery in assisting making this blog and highlighting the great work these men and women do out there.  We couldn’t be this successful without their many talents, hard work, dedication and tireless efforts.

#FireImages are the property of the Photographers.  We do not lay claim to their Images.

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Hashtags we are using for this post:  #WilliamsFire #NewbyLkFire #WolverineCrkFire #231Fire #HorseshoeFire #ParadiseFire #WaWILDFIRE #FireSeason #Firefighters #WAFires #Fires #Inciweb #FireSeason #NWFB [this is us!]

WILDFIRE: #WestForkFire Update – March 29, 2015 – Sunday

Near Red Lodge MT | A wildland fire broke out on Saturday, March 28 around 1230 MT flaring up to  50-100 acres, but was quickly fueled by windy conditions.  The wildland fire was caused by faulty equipment being used on a private road and ruled as human-caused.


Photo Courtesy/inciweb


Located two [2] miles SW of Red Lodge, MT.   The incident is currently in a Unified Command with Red Lodge Rural 7 and USFS Type 3.


There are current 52 personnel on scene from Red Lodge Fire Rescue and Custer Gallatin National Forest.  No injuries to fire crews or to civilans have been reported.

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

Photo Courtesy/inciweb


Six [6] Engines and one [1] Water Tender are currently being used for fire suppression.

Resources for one [1] Type II Initial Attack Crew has been ordered, along with additional resources as needed.


Thirty homes are currently being threatened. There are no evacuation orders in force at the moment.  No structures have been damaged or lost.


The fire is currently at a 0% containment status.


Crews are assigned today to handle structure protection, building a fire line and cooling down hot spots.

Photo Courtesy/inciweb

Photo Courtesy/inciweb


The weather forecast today is to have a high of 66-degrees with winds coming from the South to Southwest up to 10 – 15 mph.

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Seattle Fire Responds to HAZMAT Call with Fire At UW Chemical Engineering Facility

Seattle,Washington | Firefighters were dispatched at 0950 hours this morning to a HAZMAT with fire to UW’s chemical Engineering Lab in Benson Hall located at 3781 Okanogan Lane NE in Seattle.

The location of the fire was on Floor 01 [Basement], Bravo 13 [where fire originated].

Fire Festival, SFD L1, Rear

Ladder 1 Stock Photo [Credit: LR Swenson]

Units were dispatched and tied to the call per SFD’s CAD were Engines 16, 22, 25, 27, 34, 38.  Ladders 4, 7 and 8.  Aid Units 14, 25 with Medic Units 16 & 44 [Supervisor].  The Special Ops HAZMAT team included: Unit 77, Ladder 1, Engine 10 and Aid 10 makes up this Special Ops unit.  Command Staff:  Air9, Deputy1, Safety2, Staff10 and REHAB1.

The fire was in a 2×3 contained box and self-extinguished itself.  The cause was determined to be a small amount of lithium that was exposed to H2O.  There was no HAZMAT exposure.

After determination of no HAZMAT on scene, all staff and students were allowed to reoccupy the building with business as usual.  All units returned back into service around 1018 Hours.

Seattle Fire says that it is safe to return to all normal functions within Benson Hall on UW’s Engineering Campus.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog


Hot NW Public Safety Jobs! for Thursday, January 1, 2015

The following listed career opportunities have been gleaned from Job boards:  Craig’s List, indeed.com, monster.com, government agency websites for featured states: CA & WA. Future postings may include: ID and OR.

Always remember to verify the source of the posting before disclosing personal information to a 3rd party.




  • NORCOM 9-1-1 Dispatch Center | Bellevue WA  | 4 Openings.  $4023-$5630/mo. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/gov/4826903336.html


  • City of Seattle PD | Seattle WA | $23.92-$27.77/hr. Closes 1/20/15 1600 Hours. Location:  West Precinct, 810 Virginia Street. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1031890/9-1-1-police-communications-dispatcher-i?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed


  • State of Washington DOC | Tumwater WA | $3377-$4542/mo. Closes Saturday 1/3/15. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wdoc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1034108


  • State of Washington Health Care Authority | Olympia WA | $4429-$5958/mo.  Closes Friday, 1/9/15. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030570


  • Orange County Fire Authority | Irvine CA | $4437-$5980/mo. Part-time position. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ocfa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1027811


  • UW / Harborview Medical Center | Seattle Boeing Field WA | 90% of $3294-$4427/mo. Open until position is filled. https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=115695&szLocationID=67


  • City of Oakland PD | Oakland CA | $32.46-$35.91/hr. Closes 1/16/2015. http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=592509


  • Los Angeles County FD | Los Angeles CA | $5914/mo. https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=1036657&PartnerId=25082&SiteId=5045



  • Long Beach Community College District | Long Beach CA | $60,261-$80,196/yr. Closes 2/27/2015.  http://www.edjoin.org/viewPosting.aspx?postingID=637927&countyID=19&onlineApp=0&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed






  • Snohomish County Emergency Management | Everett WA |  $4652-$5652/mo. Closes 1/16/2015.   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1017625








  • City of Riverside FD | Riverside CA | $6653-$8086/mo. Closes 1/8/2015. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cityofriversideca/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1034482



  • CAL FIRE | State of CA | $4,344 $55,876/yr. Posted on their site 12/30/2014. http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=593247


  • CAL FIRE | State of CA | $3648-$5081/mo. Posted on CAL FIRE site 12/23/2014.  http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=592509


  • WA DNR | Kittitas Co – Ellensburg WA | Closes 4/1/2015.  $1940-$2160/mo.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1014363


  • WA DNR | Kittitas Co – Ellensburg WA | Closes 4/1/2015.  $2920-$3292/mo.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1014414


  • WA DNR  | Kittitas Co – Ellensberg WA | Closes 4/1/2015.  $2598-$2920/mo. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1014268


  • WA DNR | Colville WA | **1st review 2/1/2015** $2161-$2789/mo.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1029198


  • US Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs | Nespelem WA | **Closes


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  • Vallejo PD | Vallejo CA | $44.50-$49.07/hr. Open Continously.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vallejo/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=564170


  • City of Rafael PD | Rafael CA | $54,621/yr.  https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=19589


  • Washington State Patrol Crime Lab |Vancouver WA | $2663-$3549/mo. Closes 1/15/15.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wsp/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1033621&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%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E



  • Downtown Emergency Service Center [DESC] – Mobile Crisis Team | King County – Seattle WA | $36,246/yr +.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/hea/4825624545.html


  • Navos | King County, Seattle WA | $55-$65k/yr.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/npo/4825956040.html




  • Children’s Country Home | Woodinville WA | Part-time position working with medically fragile children.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/hea/4824420929.html



  • Washington State DOC  | Franklin CO – Connell WA | $3631-$4770/mo. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1028212


[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Hot NW Public Safety Jobs! for Monday, December 29, 2014

What a perfect time to look for your dream job and to start 2015 off right!

Though information has been gleaned from various sources to bring you the best compiled opportunities, we strongly recommend you verify the listing prior to disclosing any personal information.

We believe these to be reliable and trusted sources.




  • City of Bozeman | Bozeman ID | $66,203-$72,750/yr. http://bozeman.craigslist.org/gov/4808481579.html


  • City of Santa Rosa FD | Santa Rosa CA | $49.06-$58.93/hr. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/srcity/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1032247


  • Lake Stevens FD | Lake Stevens WA | $130-$160k/yr.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/4817589921.html/
  • City of Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz CA | Closes 2/2/15.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/santacruz/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1032488
  • City of Tracy | Tracy CA | $12,130-$14,741/mo. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tracyca/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1028789
  • City of San Bernardino | San Bernardino CA |  $199,491.60/yr | http://agency.governmentjobs.com/citysanbernardino/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=946129
  • Portland Airport Fire & Rescue | Portland Airport OR | Closes 1/9/2015. $95,530-$152,850/yr. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portofportland/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1028543&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%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E


  • City of Lynden FD | WA | $12/hr. Part-time position. Great way to get your Foot in the door and help your Community.  http://bellingham.craigslist.org/gov/4799165540.html


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  • WA DNR | Kittitas County, Ellensburg WA | $2161-$2789/mo. Closes 4/1/15. Seasonal. Temporary.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1014313


WA Dept of Natural Resources [WA DNR] | Multiple Locations. Seasonal position.  


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  • No Agency Listed | Spokane WA | $17.32/hr. Entry-Level. Closes 1/16/2015 at 1630 Hours. | Always check the validity of the ad before providing your personal information | http://spokane.craigslist.org/gov/4823588422.html




  • National Park Service | Marblemount WA | $16.17/hr. Closes 3/31/2015. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389237600


  • City of Bothell | Bothell WA | $5998-$7625/mo.  Closes 1/18/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bothellwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1032658


  • Portland Bureau of Transportation | Portland OR | $6227-$8370/mo. Closes 2/27/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/portlandor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1029273




  • Long Beach City College | Long Beach CA | Closes 2/27/15. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lbcc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1022386






  • Skagit County Public Works | Mt Vernon WA |  $32.42-$34.73/hr.  Closes 1/28/2015.  http://goskagit.thejobnetwork.com/Job?data=vBfpw4iKwAjfoQBZ8su7m7TG%2b%2flwTAON%2fejPQLZpSqA%3d&source=IndeedSpon


  • Multnomah Co | SE Portland OR |  $29.02 – $35.73/hr. Closes 1/9/2015. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/multnomah/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1025372


  • City of Eugene | Eugene OR | $20.27-$25.25/hr. Closes 1/9/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1024226



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  • Yakima Community Justice Center | Yakima WA | $3459-$4542/mo.  Closes Sunday 1/4/2015. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030536


  • Lincoln Co Sheriff’s Office | Jail | Newport OR | $3,882-$4,091/mo.  Closes 1/16/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lincoln/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1033250


  • City of Marsville | Marysville WA | Lateral Level. $4202-$5233/mo. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/marysvillewa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=778892


  • King County Sheriff’s Office | Seattle WA | $22.03-$27.92/hr. Closes 1/6/15. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1028439


  • King County Public Defender’s Office | Seattle WA | Temporary position. $20.17-$30.07/hr.   ***Closes 12/30/2014. ***  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1031729


  • Seattle PD | Seattle WA | $31.72 – $36.95 Hourly. No Closing Date. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=639477


  • Snohomish Co Medical Examiner’s Office | Everett WA | $28.17-$34.27/hr. Closes 1/16/15.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=817731


  • City of Centralia | Centralia WA | Entry-Level.  $4079/mo.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/21582364/Patrol%20Officer/City%20of%20Centralia/?vnet=0


  • Richland PD | Richland WA | $5378-$8068/mo. Closes 1/6/2015. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030731


  • City of Marysville | Marysville WA | Lateral Level. $5352-$6428/mo. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/marysvillewa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=778887
  • Seattle PD | Seattle WA | Entry-Level. $26.45/hr. Non-represented. Closes 2/10/15. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=985463
  • City of Lynnwood PD | Lynnwood WA | Lateral. $34.88-$38.91/hr. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lynnwood/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=576072
  • City of Bothell | Bothell WA | Entry-Level. $61,296-$79,524/yr.  Closes 1/18/15 2200 PST.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1033113/entry-police-officer?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
  • City of Albany | Albany OR | $24.44-$30.79/hr. Closes 1/9/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/albanyor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1025694
  • US Dept of VA | Roseburg OR  | Internal VA Candidates only.  2 positions open. $31,628-$41,122/yr.  http://www.vacareers.va.gov/vacareers/job-search/job-detail.asp?job=6be595-police-officer-roseburg-or
  • City of Bend | Bend OR | Entry-Level.  $4558-$5583/mo.  Closes 1/12/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bend/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1021545.  Lateral.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bend/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1022129
  • City of Oakland | Oakland CA | Lateral. $5953-$8338/mo.  Closes 1/6/2015.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oaklandca/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1031397


  • City of Laguna Beach | Laguna Beach CA | $5389-7580/mo.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lagunabeach/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=730704
  • City of Sacramento | Sacramento CA | $21.03-$24.35/hour.  Closes 2/27/15.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/saccity/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=998046


  • Bellevue College | Bellevue WA | $3063-4014/mo. Closes 1/6/2015 2359PST.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bellevuecollege/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030214&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%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E


  •  Washington State Patrol  | Vancouver WA | Crime Lab | $2663-$3549/mo. Closes 1/15/15.   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1033621


  • OR State Police | Statewide,  OR | $4500-$6030/mo.  *** Closes 1/2/2015 *** http://agency.governmentjobs.com/oregon/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030694&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%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

(c) 2014 The NW Fire Blog

Hot WA Jobs! for Sunday, December 28, 2014

What a perfect time to look for your dream job and to start 2015 off right!

Though information has been gleaned from various sources to bring you the best compiled opportunities, we strongly recommend you verify the listing prior to disclosing any personal information.

We believe these to be reliable and trusted sources.



Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service

Fire Management Specialist / Prescribed Fire and Fuels – Closes 9/30/15

  •  35 Locations.  $47,923/yr. https://www.usajobs.gov/Search?keyword=fire&Location=wa&AutoCompleteSelected=&search=Search
  •  75 Locations.  $57,982/yr. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/382444100

Fire Management Specialist


(c) 2014 The NW Fire Blog

Hot WA Jobs! for Friday, December 26, 2014

What a perfect time to look for your dream job and to start 2015 off right!

Though information has been gleaned from various sources to bring you the best compiled opportunities, we strongly recommend you verify the listing prior to disclosing any personal information.

We believe these to be reliable and trusted sources.


SSC 2013 Starting Line

Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal 

  • City of Selah.  More Details posted on this job board -> http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_18448.aspx.

Fire Chief 

  • Lake Stevens Fire Department. $130-$160k/year. Apply online.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/21643522/Fire%20Chief/Lake%20STevens%20Fire%20(WA)?vnet=o&str=2


  • Bates Technical College. Entry-Level. Positions for Bremerton, South King, South Kitsap and Olympia Fire Departments. Starts January 5. Check out details on this job board -> http://www.dailydispatch.com/Classifieds/Jobs/Item_18390.aspx.
  • Valley Regional Fire Authority.  Auburn.  Entry-Level. Creation of Eligibility list for 2015. Deadline to have all testing done by 2/6/15. http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/gov/4812675793.html


Lead Forestry Technician  

  • National Park Service. Marblemount. Closes January 2, 2015. $37,619-$48,899/yr. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386349000


  • AMR.  Moses Lake. Open until filled.  Apply online -> https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=43825&jobPipeline=Indeed
  • Rural Metro. Fife.  Paramedic-Basic.  2 Positions.  https://careers-rmetro.icims.com/jobs/5741/paramedic-%28basic%29/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=988&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false.
  • AMR.  Yakima.  Part-time.  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=44285&jobPipeline=Indeed
  • King Co Medic One. Paramedic Trainee.  All FF/EMT testing / written exams must be completed by March 2015.  Tentative 2-4 Positions from this listed will be filled.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/4812623281.html



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Chief Information Officer – Police

  • Seattle PD.  Seattle.  $110,371-$182,136/yr. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1026230

9-1-1 Dispatcher

  • Valley Communications Center. Kent.  10 Openings. $4150-$4958/mo.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/gov/4812374957.html
  • Klickitat County Communications Center.  Goldendale.  $15.69/hour. http://yakima.craigslist.org/gov/4818738790.html

Emergency Communications Operations Manager

  • SNOPAC 911.  Everett.  http://nwjobs.seattletimes.com/jobs/emergency-communications-operations-manager-everett-washington-73061192-d?CMPID=272&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Fire Dispatcher

  • USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region Dispatch. Central Washington Interagency Communications Center. East Wenatchee.  Seasonal.  $13.41-$15.00/hour.   Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/gov/4816421621.html

Fire Logistics Dispatcher 

  • National Park Service. Marblemount. Closes March 31, 2015. $16.17/hour. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/389237600.

Public Information Officer  

  • City of Bothell. $71,976-$91,500/yr. Closes January 18, 2015, 2200 Hours. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bothellwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1032658.


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EMS Program Administrator

  • City of Vancouver. Closes January 9, 2015. $5395-$7014/mo. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vancouver/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1029018

Emergency and Risk Management Specialist 

  • Gonzaga University. Spokane. Application Review begins January 5, 2015. $60,000/yr. https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/postings/5688

Emergency Management Division Manager

  • Skagit County Public Works.  Mount Vernon. Closes January 7, 2015. $67,443-$72,245/yr. http://nwjobs.seattletimes.com/jobs/emergency-management-division-manager-mount-vernon-washington-73104868-d?CMPID=272&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Reg Disaster Program Officer

  • American Red Cross. Seattle. https://www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=51098&CurrentPage=66&sid=106



Bellevue Police Department's Bearcat. (c) 2012 LR Swenson

Administration – Police Services

  • Eastern Washington University.  Cheney. Apply online. http://blacksinhighered.com/558112/Administrative AssistantPolice+Services/Eastern+Washington+University?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Chief of Police

County Marshal

  • King County Sheriff’s Office.  Seattle. $28.12-$30.92/hour. Open until filled. https://nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=1

Police Officer

  • Seattle PD.  Closing 2/10/15.  $26.45/hr. Not represented by Union. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=985463
  • City of Centralia PD.  Target Hire Date 6/1/15.  Entry-Level. $4079/mo. http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/21582364/Patrol%20Officer/City%20of%20Centralia/?vnet=0
  • Richland PD.  Lateral. $34.40-$40.78/hr. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=854407
  • Everett PD.  Entry-Level.  $5064/mo.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/4816132108.html
  • Mt Vernon PD. ***4 Openings** Check out testing info here on this link. Testing coming up on 12/29/14***http://skagit.craigslist.org/gov/4777687661.html

Police Lieutenant

  •  Richland PD.  Closes 1/6/15. $64,542- $96,824/yr  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030731

Public Safety Officer

  • Bellevue College.  Closes 1/6/15. $36,756 – $48,168/yr. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/bellevuecollege/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1030214&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%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E.
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Kingston. Lateral.  Closes 1/12/15. http://seattle.craigslist.org/kit/gov/4809998380.html

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Fire Causes Extensive Damage to Belleve Home

Bellevue, Washington | Firefighters were dispatched to 1655 on Monday to a fully engulfed garage fire in the 16100 block of SE 45th Street [Lakemont].

Responding Firefighters reportedly seeing a thermal column rising into the sky from a distance out and heavy fire conditions upon arriving on scene with  Engine 2 as first due in.

Battalion Chief’s Car [Photo Credit: LR Swenson]

Firefighters attacked the garage fire from the exterior sides of the home, while additional fire resources were en route from other parts of the Eastside.  Bellevue’s Engines 1, 2, 4, 6, 8; Ladders 1 & 3; Medic 2; Aid 2; Air Unit 1; MSO 5; and Battalion 1 were assisted through Mutual Aid  resources from Mercer Island’s Engine 91 and Battalion 91 along with Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Engine 71.

Bellevue Fire working at another fire [Photo Credit: LR Swenson]

Bellevue Fire working at another fire [Photo Credit: LR Swenson]

Firefighters aggressively used fire suppression tactics to stop the fire from spreading to the rest of the house or to nearby exposure structures saving the home’s valuables and the residents of the home.  The family dog, “Kate” had escaped on her home but was found to be missing after the fire had been extinguished.  Though an intense fire, the best news of all was reuniting “Kate” with her beloved family.  This is truly a remarkable story.

No injuries were reported.

Cause is unknown at this time.

Damage to the garage is estimated to be $200,000 in damages.

[c] 2014 The NW Fire Blog