UPDATE 5 | #FindingDavid Search Has Concluded

Update 0000 Hours PST / 0100 Hours MDT

#FindingDavid

While those celebrated and were about to ring in the New Year, a family painstaking reported their little boy, David Puckett, 6, missing around 1745 hours MDT from his home in the 15700 block and Amherst Place in Aurora, Colorado.

He had been known to wander off a few times before but was always brought back by concerned citizens.

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This time it was different. Very different.

The Aurora Police Department was called out to search for their missing little boy. When Patrols canvassed the area and found nothing, a National Center for Missing and Exploited Center (NCMEC) organization deployed one of their own Bloodhound K9 teams “Jessie” around 2000 Hours.  Along with Bloodhound K9 “Jessie”  from nearby Jefferson County, Aurora PD Patrols, County Deputies and with air support from Dallas PD’s Air One, would search throughout the night with a negative find for David Puckett.

Social Media Blasts

Law Enforcement immediately began releasing Media releases regarding his disappearances and creating a hashtag #FindingDavid.

Highlights from Case

Here are some of the highlights from #FindingDavid ‘s case.

December 31, 2016

  • David is considered as an At-Risk child due to his age, length of time missing and frigid weather conditions.
  • One hour delayed on night missing due to Family looking in all places where has frequented, cannot locate.
  • Aurora PD called.
  • NCMEC Bloodhounds are deployed
  • Officers, County Deputies and SAR personnel search throughout the night

January 1, 2017

  • ERT and SRT units are activated
  • Major Crimes unit, Crimes Against Children Unit gets involved in the case
  • (3) Reverse 911 calls are sent to Aurora’s 27,000 residents, approximately 2.5 miles from David’s home
  • Aurora Citizens Police Alumni Association deploys 400 of their Citizens Missing and Abducted Response Team

January 2 2017

  • Marking 3 days of searching by Officers conducting extensive neighborhood canvasses and interviews
  • Looked through parents home several times through Search
  • Police tell the public, residents to STOP voluntary searches as they could interfere with the SAR Dogs (Bloodhounds)
  • Alerts have been previously sent to Aurora Public Schools parents; set-up Counseling for parents, staff and children if needed
  • Witness report says seen missing boy on Saturday
  • AMBER ALERT issued
  • Family is cooperative
  • Arapahoe Rescue Patrol and Officers checked bodies of water in area

January 3, 2017

  • 1st and Final Press release from APD
  • 150 Law Enforcement personnel, 200 citizens have helped with the Search
  • 6 cadaver dogs (trailing/air scent SAR Dogs) deployed on January 2nd & 3rd.
  • 1 SAR Dog has a positive find in a smaller pond in the Olympic Park (PLS near Park)
  • Divers search and locate the body of an unknown child inside the pond and under the ice
  • Police say they are unable to provide a positive ID; tell Family takes a long time for this process
  • Police are treating pond as a crime scene, w/CSI & FBI teams on site
  • Police say there were hundreds of searchers, family, citizens and Officers that checked all bodies of water & no indication of someone falling in or under the ice (searched numerous times)
  • APD states since they are not able to ID the body of the child, they are continuing to look but all Pressers are now terminated, except for Press releases on Social Media (Twitter/Facebook)

Incident Partners

There were many who helped locate David Puckett from the initial call on NYE until the very end.  Here is a listing of those Incident Cooperators.

  • Arapahoe County Sheriff Office
  • Arapahoe Fire Department Technical Rescue Team
  • Arapahoe Rescue Patrol
  • Aurora PD: ERT, SRT, Crimes Against Children Unit, Major Crimes Unit
  • Aurora Citizens Police Alumni Association: Citizens Missing & Abducted  Response Team
  • Aurora Public Schools:  Staff and Parents
  • CBI
  • Dallas PD: Air One helo
  • FBI
  • Jefferson County Bloodhound K9 Team
  • Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • Metro Dallas Crime Stoppers
  • NCMEC
  • Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force
  • Search and Rescue Dogs of the US (SARDUS)
  • Westminister Colorado PD

Help for the Rescuer

It does not matter if you are a Volunteer, Police Officer, Firefighter or School Staff Member, it is hard to lose a child or respond to a call dealing with a child.  If you are feeling grief because of this loss, we recommend that you reach out to your local organization such as the Police or Fire Chaplin (or confidentially to @SafeCallNow) or to your local School Counselor.

Editor’s Comments:

“Though APD has not officially ID’d this found child, we know their Family is looking for him/her.  We send our sincere and heartfelt prayers and thoughts to the Puckett Family during this difficult time as the continued search for David goes on.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog 

UPDATE 4 | #FindingDavid Puckett

Please SHARE with your Friends, Family, Co-workers, Public Safety Members and on Your Social Media Channels to help bring this Child back to his parents and community.

SEARCHING FOR DAVID PUCKETT

SUMMARY

At -Risk (due to his age) David Puckett, 6, was last seen at his home in Aurora, Colorado on New Year’s Eve at 1745 Hours MST and has not been seen since. 

Criteria used to activate an Amber Alert has been deemed in this case as not having all of the identifiers needed to issue the Alert.  It appears he has simply wandered off and not abducted.

UPDATE | An AMBER ALERT has been issued the by Colorado Bureau Investigation (CBI) due to his young age, gone so long and weather conditions.

DESCRIPTION

David Puckett, 6, is described as a white male, 3’2″, 55#, brown hair and brown eyes.  He was said to be wearing green camo pants, black t-shirt,  orange trim on his black boots and a light Girl’s tan army style jacket.

He is a student at Dartmouth Elementary School.

RESOURCES

Over the course of the last three (3) days, hundreds of volunteers, LE personnel and others have partnered together in #FindingDavid launching ground SAR (aka groundpounders) to a Police Helicopters, those who specialize in Missing and Exploited Children, SAR K9s.

If you know anything, please call 9-1-1 or the Tip Line listed in this Post. No detail is considered small and may even help break the case wide open.

BEHAVIOR PATTERNS

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David Puckett is considered as an At Risk child (due to his young age) and has been reported as gone missing (wandered off) two times before but has always been returned to his parents by concerned citizens.

POLICE RESPONSE

Police have sent out three (3) reverse 9-1-1 calls that have expanded to a 2.5 mile radius reaching 27,000 residents within Aurora, Colorado. Police are also providing updates through their Social Media Channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.

They are asking all of us to help them get the word out there by RT broadcasts, etc.

SEARCH PARTY

Map

Police held briefings to plan their day of searching and coordination of volunteers.

On Monday, January 2nd, Police will again send out the bloodhound K9 team.

There is no other need for additional volunteers at this time.

 Aurora PD states within their Search perimeter, all bodies of water have been checked. They had deployed 3 Bloodhound trailing K9 dogs.  This is a Priority case for all Law Enforcement in the area.

CURRENT WEATHER 

Temps are 26*F, with a humidity of 77%, cloudy and winds at 6 mph.

TIP LINES

To relieve pressure from the 9-1-1 Communications Center, three (3) Tip Lines have been set-up @ 303-739-1870, 303-739-1865, 303-739-1868.  Those who wish to remain anonymous can still report any information to Law Enforcement to collect the Reward.

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Metro Denver Crimestoppers for any Tips or the location of David Puckett.  You can call them or the Aurora Police Department at 720-913-STOP (7867).

SOCIAL MEDIA 

We are using the hashtag established for this missing child’s case as #FindingDavid. Please follow us on our Social Media channels (Twitter, FB) for more updates.

ABOUT BLOODHOUND K9s

When we were back in our SAR Days as volunteers, my hubby had a Bloodhound named Banjo (yes, he even came from midwest) who was a born-natural (okay, aren’t all of them?) Trailing SAR K9.

For those of you that are not familiar with the types of Search Dogs and their capabilities, here is a quick lesson.

Search-And-Rescue Dogs (SAR Dogs) are amazing dogs (all kinds of breeds) that can do amazing things by their amazing Handlers. Did I mention to you how amazing they are?   Here are some of the things these K9s can do:

  • Find a child lost in the wilderness or missing from their home
  • Find a missing person with Alzheimer’s from a nursing home or group home
  • Locate a skier buried under an avalanche
  • Partner with Law Enforcement at Crime Scenes
  • Find Live victims trapped in collapsed buildings
  • Some are also cadaver dogs
  • Locate drowning victims

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) state over 2100 kids go missing every day and 58,000 children annually are taken by someone they don’t know. Not every search has a SAR K9 team to help find them.

This search has deployed the usage of three Bloodhounds which is very great in #FindingDavid.  These SAR K9s dogs have the natural drive to locate their subject (missing person) and will most likely have their human counterpart wear out first before they do.  So far, they have had zeros or picking up of a scent trail leading to the missing person.

There are two kinds of SAR Dogs. Air scent and Trailing SAR K9s.

All humans constantly emit microscopic particles bearing human scent. By the millions, these particles become airborne and can be carried by the wind for considerable distances. Airborne scent is concentrated near its source, follows the air currents, and becomes more dilute the further it travels.

An air scent SAR dog is especially trained to locate the scent of any human in a specific area and close in on the source of the scent in heavy forested and rural/urban areas.  SAR Dogs work best in the morning and evening, day or night, all types of weather and to give them a higher chance of finding their subject, be called immediately after the missing person has been reported.  These dogs are mostly off-leash and roam freely back and forth to their Handler at large distances.

A trailing SAR dog is one that searches by the scent on the ground.  They are generally trained for scent discrimination.  Each dog is usually worked in a harness, leash and some type of article that belongs to the subject, such as a brush, comb, clothing, shoe, etc. will allow the dog to “breathe in” the scent.  The dog is trained to only follow that scent and no other. At times, the K9 may track, follow the footsteps or hone in on the scent in the home.

Bloodhounds have been known to find a missing person when the scent has been pooling for hours, days, weeks and even several months.  It is also possible for them to find someone who may have left the area in a car if the windows were open allowing the human cells to fall off into the wind. They can also find those in water as well.

To find out more about Search and Rescue Dogs, visit Dogs in Search and Rescue‘s website, http://www.ussartf.org/dogs_search_rescue.htm.

 

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 1820 PST / 1920 Hours MST

UPDATE 3 | Searching for 6 YO David Puckett

Please SHARE with your Friends, Family, Co-workers, Public Safety Members and on Your Social Media Channels to help bring this Child back to his parents and community.

SEARCHING FOR DAVID PUCKETT

SUMMARY

At -Risk (due to his age) David Puckett, 6, was last seen at his home in Aurora, Colorado on New Year’s Eve at 1745 Hours MST (New Year’s Eve) and has not been located as of this post. 

Criteria used to activate an Amber Alert has been deemed in this case as not having all of the identifiers needed to issue the Alert.  It appears he has simply wandered off and not abducted.

DESCRIPTION

David Puckett, 6, is described as a white male, 3’2″, 55#, brown hair and brown eyes.  He was said to be wearing green camo pants, black t-shirt,  orange trim on his black boots and a light Girl’s tan army style jacket.

He is a student at Dartmouth Elementary School.

RESOURCES

On December 31st when David was reported missing, a huge presence of Law Enforcement Officers, personnel and volunteers came out in full force representing such units as Major Crimes, Citizens Missing/Abducted Response Team (CMART), Arapahoe County Deputies, Jefferson County K9 Team (1 Bloodhound) and over 400 volunteers from the Aurora Citizens Police Alumni Association and Aurora PD patrols.  Dallas PD’s Air One with a mounted FLIR also assisted from the air.

Resources searched well into the night but still were unable to locate the missing child.

On New Year’s Day, David still had not been found and resources from APD (Aurora)’s ERT, SRT, Crimes Against Children Unit, FBI and hundreds of volunteers put their NYE plans on hold to search for missing David Puckett.

BEHAVIOR PATTERNS

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David Puckett is considered as an At Risk child (due to his young age) and has been reported as gone missing (wandered off) two times before but has always been returned to his parents by concerned citizens.

POLICE RESPONSE

Police have sent out three (3) reverse 9-1-1 calls that have expanded to a 2.5 mile radius reaching 27,000 residents within Aurora, Colorado. Police are also providing updates through their Social Media Channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.

They are asking all of us to help them get the word out there by RT broadcasts, etc.

SEARCH PARTY

Map

Police held briefings to plan their day of searching and coordination of volunteers.

On Monday, January 2nd, Police will again send out the bloodhound K9 team.

There is no other need for additional volunteers at this time.

We sent a request to Aurora PD for additional information asking if the Bloodhound K9s are finding scent trails and if there are any bodies of water nearby. Additionally, we have asked the size of their search perimeter to gain a feel of how their Search is set-up.

CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS

It is currently mostly cloudy with temps at 40*F with winds at 16 mph and humidity of 38%. There is a zero chance of any precip today.  Temps are expected to drop later this evening into the 20’s with a chance of snow showers on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

TIP LINES

To relieve pressure from the 9-1-1 Communications Center, three (3) Tip Lines have been set-up @ 303-739-1870, 303-739-1865, 303-739-1868.  Those who wish to remain anonymous can still report any information to Law Enforcement to collect the Reward.

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Metro Denver Crimestoppers for any Tips or the location of David Puckett.  You can call them or the Aurora Police Department at 720-913-STOP (7867).

SOCIAL MEDIA 

We are using the hashtag established for this missing child’s case as #FindingDavid. Please follow us on our Social Media channels (Twitter, FB) for more updates.

ABOUT BLOODHOUND K9s

When we were back in our SAR Days as volunteers, my hubby had a Bloodhound named Banjo (yes, he even came from midwest) who was a born-natural (okay, aren’t all of them?).

For those of you that are not familiar with the types of Search Dogs and their capabilities, here is a quick lesson.

Search-And-Rescue Dogs (SAR Dogs) are amazing dogs (all kinds of breeds) that can do amazing things by their amazing Handlers. Did I mention to you how amazing they are?   Here are some of the things these K9s can do:

  • Find a child lost in the wilderness or missing from their home
  • Find a missing person with Alzheimer’s from a nursing home or group home
  • Locate a skier buried under an avalanche
  • Partner with Law Enforcement at Crime Scenes
  • Find Live victims trapped in collapsed buildings
  • Some are also cadaver dogs
  • Locate drowning victims

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) state over 2100 kids go missing every day and 58,000 children annually are taken by someone they don’t know. Not every search has a SAR K9 team to help find them.

This search has deployed the usage of three Bloodhounds which is very great in #FindingDavid.  These SAR K9s dogs have the natural drive to locate their subject (missing person) and will most likely have their human counterpart wear out first before they do.

There are two kinds of SAR Dogs. Air scent and Trailing SAR K9s.

All humans constantly emit microscopic particles bearing human scent. By the millions, these particles become airborne and can be carried by the wind for considerable distances. Airborne scent is concentrated near its source, follows the air currents, and becomes more dilute the further it travels.

An air scent SAR dog is especially trained to locate the scent of any human in a specific area and close in on the source of the scent in heavy forested and rural/urban areas.  SAR Dogs work best in the morning and evening, day or night, all types of weather and to give them a higher chance of finding their subject, be called immediately after the missing person has been reported.  These dogs are mostly off-leash and roam freely back and forth to their Handler at large distances.

A trailing dog is one that searches by the scent on the ground.  They are generally trained for scent discrimination.  Each dog is usually worked in a harness, leash and some type of article that belongs to the subject, such as a brush, comb, clothing, shoe, etc. will allow the dog to “breathe in” the scent.  The dog is trained to only follow that scent and no other. At times, the K9 may track, follow the footsteps or hone in on the scent in the home.

Editor’s Comments:  “We had to be careful with our Bloodhound because once he got on a scent trail, his behavior became so animated nearly pulling my hubby’s arm out of the socket or causing him to lose his footing.” 

Bloodhounds have been known to find a missing person when the scent has been pooling for hours, days, weeks and even several months.  It is also possible for them to find someone who may have left the area in a car if the windows were open allowing the human cells to fall off into the wind. They can also find those in water as well.

To find out more about Search and Rescue Dogs, visit Dogs in Search and Rescue‘s website, http://www.ussartf.org/dogs_search_rescue.htm.

 

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 1233 PST / 1333 Hours MST

UPDATE | Searching for At-Risk David Puckett

Please SHARE with your Friends, Family, Co-workers, Public Safety Members and on Your Social Media Channels to help bring this Child back to his parents and community.

SEARCHING FOR DAVID PUCKETT

SUMMARY

At -Risk (due to his age) David Puckett, 6, was last seen at his home in Aurora, Colorado last night around 1745 Hours MST (New Year’s Eve) and has not been located as of yet.

Criteria used to activate an Amber Alert has been deemed this case simply does not qualify it as one, deemed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. (CBI). It appears that he just simply wandered off from his home.

DESCRIPTION

David Puckett, 6, is described as a white male as 3’2″, 55#, brown hair and brown eyes.  He was said to be wearing green camo pants, black t-shirt,  orange trim on his black boots and a light Girl’s tan army style jacket.

He is a student at Dartmouth Elementary School.

RESOURCES

On December 31st when David was reported missing, a huge presence of Law Enforcement Officers, personnel and volunteers came out in full force representing such units as Major Crimes, Citizens Missing/Abducted Response Team (CMART), Arapahoe County Deputies, Jefferson County K9 Team (1 Bloodhound) and over 400 volunteers from the Aurora Citizens Police Alumni Association and Aurora PD patrols.  Dallas PD’s Air One with a mounted FLIR also assisted from the air.

Resources searched well into the night but still were unable to locate the missing child.

On New Year’s Day, David still had not been found, resources from APD (Aurora)’s ERT, SRT, Crimes Against Children Unit, FBI have all been involved in this case.

BEHAVIOR PATTERNS

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David Pucket is considered as an At Risk child (due to his young age) who has gone missing (wandered off) two times before but was returned with the assistance of a concerned citizen or has gone inside a store for help.

POLICE RESPONSE

Police have sent out three (3) reverse 9-1-1 calls that have expanded to a 2.5 mile radius reaching 27,000 residents within Aurora, Colorado. Police are also providing updates through their Social Media Channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.

They are asking all of us to help them get the word out there by RT broadcasts, etc.

PRESSER

The next presser will be at 0800 MST on Monday, January 2nd or if they find David, whichever occurs first.

REWARD

A $5,000 reward is being offered by the Metro Denver Crimestoppers for any Tips or the location of David Puckett.  You can call them or the Aurora Police Department at 720-913-STOP (7867).

TIP LINES

To relieve pressure from the 9-1-1 Communications Center, three (3) Tip Lines have been set-up @ 303-739-1870, 303-739-1865, 303-739-1868.  Those who wish to remain unanonymous can still report any information to Law Enforcement to collect the Reward.

SOCIAL MEDIA 

We are using the hashtag established for this missing child’s case as #FindingDavid. Please follow us on our Social Media channels (Twitter, FB) for more updates.

ABOUT AURORA, COLORADO

The City of Aurora is the 3rd largest city in the State that boasts a population of 353,108 (2014 census) residents.  It is 100% urban and 0% rural.  It is proud of its award-winning Public Safety partners.

The Aurora Police Department currently has 682 Officers with 141 Civilians.

The Aurora Fire and Rescue has 346+ (2014 census) personnel working in various disciplines. It responded to 54,000 calls in 2015.  They are a Department that staffs all fire apparatus with 4 personnel.  There are 15 Fire Stations in the City.

 

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 2315 Hours PST / 0015 Hours MST

HAVE YOU SEEN ME? | Finding 6 YO David Pucket

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AT RISK CHILD – MISSING

SUMMARY

Six year old David Pucket went missing on New Year’s eve around 1745 Hours MST, Aurora Police are saying most likely he left voluntarily but are not ruling out a possible abduction from his home in the 15700 block of East Amherst Place in Aurora, Colorado.

DESCRIPTION

David Pucket, 6, is described as a white male as 4′, 47#, brown hair and hazel eyes.  He was said to be wearing green camo pants, black t-shirt, black & orange boots and a tan coat. He is a student at Dartmouth Elementary School. | UPDATE | David has Brown eyes, not Hazel.

Police urge those who may have seen this At Risk child to call 9-1-1 immediately and report all and any tips (no matter if you think it is insignificant) to Law Enforcement. See Something? Say Something.

RESOURCES

Aurora PD say this is their highest priority case and have many resources from various units and surrounding communities out looking for him.

SRT, Patrols, Major Crimes, Jefferson County Bloodhound K9 Team, Denver PD Helicopter, Arapahoe Co SAR volunteers, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the FBI and Darmouth Elementary have either been deployed or are said to be part of this high priority case as resources.

BEHAVIOR PATTERNS

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David Pucket is considered as an At Risk child who has gone missing (wandered off) two times before but was returned with the assistance of a concerned citizen or has gone into a store for help.

POLICE RESPONSE

Police have sent out three (3) reverse 9-1-1 calls that have expanded to a 2.5 mile radius reaching 27,000 residents within Aurora, Colorado. Police are also providing updates through their Social Media Channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.  They are asking all of us to help them get the word out there by RT broadcasts, etc.

Due to the unknowns in this case and criteria needed, an Amber Alert has not been issued but could if their investigation turns into that direction.

TODAY’S ACTIVITIES

Police, Volunteers, Family and other persons will be out in full force today looking to find David.  Due to cold weather conditions, David was probably not dressed properly making it even that much more of a priority to find him.

Aifinding-david-colorador resources may include Drones and a Helicopter today along with a high number of ground resources.

SOCIAL MEDIA 

We are using the hashtag established for this missing child’s case as #FindingDavid. Please follow us on our Social Media channel (Twitter, FB) for more updates. When RT this, please use the same hashtag, so we can align all of our posts on the same page.

ABOUT AURORA, COLORADO

The City of Aurora is the 3rd largest city in the State that boasts a population of 353,108 (2014 census) residents.  It is 100% urban and 0% rural.  It is proud of its award-winning Public Safety partners.

The Aurora Police Department currently has 682 Officers with 141 Civilians.

The Aurora Fire and Rescue has 346+ (2014 census) personnel working in various disciplines. It responded to 54,000 calls in 2015.  They are a Department that staffs all fire apparatus with 4 personnel.  There are 15 Fire Stations in the City.   Firefighters are represented by the IAFF Local 1290.

The weather is currently partly sunny with temps of 45*F with Westerly winds at 6 mph and humidity at 27%.

(c) 2017 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 1310 PST / 1410 MST

Multiple Earthquakes Shake Japan, Cause Widespread Death and Destruction

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Three large earthquakes have rocked Japan causing widespread damage and major infrastructure ruin in the Kumamoto area and E of the city Uto.  Here are the facts:

Thursday, April 14, 2016.

  • 6.2M. 2126 Hours.  Located 4.3 miles of Ueki, near city of Kumamoto, Japan.

Friday, April 15, 2016.

  • 6.0M.  0003 Hours.  Located 37 miles E of the City Uto, Japan.

Saturday, April 16, 2016.

  • 7.0M.  0125 Hours.  Located 0.6 miles from Kumamoto-Shi.

Epicenter:

  • 74 miles NE of nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture.
  • Southern Japan.
  • Mostly in Kumamoto, Japan.

Historical Facts:

  •  Largest since 2011 [9.0M].
  • Japan has been shaking as far back as 2 yrs ago with quakes in the 4.2M – 5.8M range.
  • Larger Quakes in the 5.9M – 7.1M occurred on 11/13/2015 – 4/15/2016. Could this have been a sign of the upcoming BIG one?

Donation History

  • US poll shows giving almost to $750M for Japan’s 2011 Earthquake recovery.

RESOURCES

Incident Cooperators

  • Japanese Law Enforcement
  • Japanese Fire Personnel
  • Self-Defense Force troops
  •  Military Personnel:  350
  • The Japanese Red Cross
  • USFJ to assist with Airlift Operations
  • Japanese Coast Guard
  • medical Units
  • The government states to provide 20,000 staffing levels

Mutual Aid Pending Deployment

  • U.S. Forces

Logistics

  • Meals.  The Japanese Government is working to acquire 900,000 meals. 3 days worth of food supplies x the number of people evacuated.

Search & Rescue

  • Village of Minamiaso.  The focus has shifted to this village due to many may be entrapped under collapsed structures.
  • Rescue Operations.  Will continue 24/7 including during the evening/night as they are racing against time when they are expecting high winds and torrential rain.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Kumamoto airport.  Closed.  All Flights cancelled until April 17, 2016.
  • Hong Kong Flights. Also cancelled.
  • JR Kyushu Railway trains shut down, including Kyushu Shinkansen bullet trains.
  • Nuclear Reactor.  No abnormalities reported by Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Sendai Nuclear Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. Only 1 operating in Country. All others in Fukushima shut down in 2011 due to tsunami that knocked off the plant’s cooling equipment.
  • Toyota Plant:  work suspended after earthquake.
  • Outages:  100,000 are without power.  105,000 are without gas.  420,000 are without water.  The Japanese chief Cabinet Secretary states water is their highest priority in getting restored.  They are distributing water and other supplies.

EVACUATIONS

  • Nishihara.  Temporary Evacuations due to fear of dam collapse.
  • Japanese Government:  90,000 people evacuated in 681 evacuation centers inside Kumamoto Prefecture area.

INJURIES

  • Kumamoto Hospital.  45 admitted or treated with 5 serious injuries.
  • Social Media:  reporting from 968 – 1500-plus.
  • Japanese Government:  190 severely injured. 807 with minor injuries.

DEATH TOLL

  • Thursday:  9.
  • Saturday:  32.
  • Sunday:  Updated to 35 confirmed by the Japanese government.

DAMAGE REPORTS

  • Uto:  Municipal Building partially destroyed.
  • Assohashi bridge collapsed.
  • ASO Shrine collapsed.
  • Mashiki:  Calls for Help and damage reports given.  Town approximately 800 miles SW of Tokyo.
  • Kumamoto:  90 homes destroyed.
  • Kumamoto: 775 homes destroyed.
  • Major Landslide:  has taken out a highway and communities as it has come down the mountain as images appear all over Social media.
  • Volcano Eruption:  Mount Aso has erupted after Saturday’s earthquake.  No word on if any evacuations are happening in this area or the status of the eruption.

WEATHER

  • Current:  18C degrees. Light rain.

ALERTS

  • No Tsunami alerts, warnings or occurrences have been broadcasted.

MEDIA CONTACTS

  • IFRC Asia Pacific. Red Cross Response Media inquiries.  Rena Igarash. Phone: 818096491577.  redcross.org

PUBLIC INFORMATION

  • Safe & Well. American Red Cross. Register at this site to let Friends and Family know you are safe and well, or if you are searching for a Loved One.  Website:  https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
  •  Five Zero Japan.  Free Wi-Fi access point regardless of carrier.  Code:  “00000JAPAN”
  • Airbnb.  Offering accommodations to those affected by the Japan earthquake. All fees have been waived.  Website:  https://www.airbnb.com/disaster/southernjapanearthquake

HOW TO HELP

  • IFRC Asia Pacific.  Red Cross.  redcross.org.
  • AAR Japan.  Association for Aid & Relief Japan. Works with countries around the globe in disaster relief.  If you wish the funds to be donated specifically to this 2016 quake, indicate “Kumamoto Earthquake”.  Website:  www.aarjapan.gr.jp/english/support
  • Peace Winds America, a disaster preparation and response organization.  focuses on the Asia Pacific.  If donating on this site, make sure to indicate “2016 Kumamoto Earthquake” as the Japan Recovery fund on this site is for the 2011 Quake recovery.  Website:  peacewindamerica.org/support/

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • #JAPANEarthquake
  • #Kumamoto

ABOUT  JAPAN

Japan is an island Country in East Asia that is located in the Pacific Ocean that lies East of the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, China, North Korea,  South Korea and Russia.  It stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the North of the East China Sea and Taiwan in the South.

Japan is a stratovolcano group of 6,852 islands.   The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyunshu and Shikoku, which make up about 97% of Japan’s land mass.   The Country is divided into 47 prefectures in 8 regions with a total population of 126 million people.  It is considered as the 10th largest world group.  They are considered to make up 95.8% of the population.  Tokyo is home to over 9M people.

Kumamoto is listed as Japan’s 18th largest City with a population of 734,294 people per the 2010 Census stats.

Disclaimer:  All information has been verified to the best of our ability.  Organizations mentioned in this post are not being endorsed by us nor have they been verified as to those we would donated too.  They are simply part of the equation and assisting with recovery and aid to the earthquake victims.  Please verify you are giving to a legitimate organization prior to making a donation.

Sources:  USGS, PM Office of Japan, Earthquakes Japan, Red Cross Japan, Wikipedia Japan, Census and other multitudes of Social Media sources.

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NW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: Week of December 27, 2015

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12M FIREFIGHTER. National Guard. Boise, ID.

  •  http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/689271/Firefighter.html?searchId=1447958618.2995&page=664&vnd=indeedjobp23831
  • No Closing Date listed.

2016 WILDLAND FIRE ENGINE LEADER.  Olympic Region.  WA Dept of Natural Resources [WA DNR].  

2016 HELITACK FIREFIGHTER.  WA DNR. Kittitas County – Ellensburg, WA.  

BATTALION CHIEF.  City of Longview – Longview, WA.

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL.  Washington State Patrol.  Olympia, WA.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COORDINATOR.  Harrison Medical Center. Bremerton, WA.

EMS DIVISION DIRECTOR.  King County Public Health. Seattle,WA.

EMT.  Olympic Ambulance.  Lacey – Olympia, WA.  

ENTRY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER.  City of Redmond, WA.  Public Safety Building. 

FIRE CODE OFFICER.  City of Vancouver FD, WA.  Station #5.

FIRE MARSHAL – ON-CALL, INTERIM.  Skagit County.  Mt. Vernon,WA.

  •  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1285467/on-call-interim-fire-marshal?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed
  • Continuous Opening.

FIRE OPERATONS SUPERVISOR.  Dept of The Interior / BLM.  Multiple locations in ID.

FIRE PREVENTION (Range Technician).  Dept of The Interior/Bureau of Land Mgmt [BLM].  Boise ID.

FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST.  Idaho National Guard.  Caldwell, ID.

FIRE SUPPRESSION TECHNICIAN.  Alpine Fire & Safety. Burlngton, WA.

FIREFIGHTER – EMT. Mission Support Alliance.  Richland, WA.

  •  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mission-Support-Alliance/jobs/Firefighter-Area-EMT-583df00d087732b6?q=firefighter.
  • No Closing Date listed.

FIREFIGHTER – ENTRY-LEVEL.  City of Renton,WA.

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC – Lateral Entry. City of Spokane,WA.

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC – Lateral Entry.  City of Lynnwood FD, WA.

FIREFIGHTER.  Medcor.  Lewiston, ID.

FIREFIGHTER / EMT / PARAMEDIC.  Ctiy of Albany, OR. 

FIREFIGHTER – MEDIC.  The City of Salem.  Salem, OR.  

  •  Job ID #15-1100-02.
  • $19.33 – $26.42 Hourly.
  •  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsalem/jobs/1300101/firefighter-medic
  • Closes 1/8/16.  

FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC. Polk County Fire District #1.  Independence, OR.

  •  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Polk-County-Fire-District-No.1/jobs/Firefighter-Paramedic-a6e9e1533330a070?q=firefighter
  • No Closing Date listed.

FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC.  Spokane County Fire District #8.  Valleyford, WA.  

FLIGHT PARAMEDIC. Remote Medical International.  Worldwide Locations.

LEAD FORESTRY TECHNICIAN.  Dept. of Agriculture.  Ukiah, OR.

  • $35,609.00 / Year.
  •  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424079000
  • Closes 12/28/15.  

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (Hotshot/Handcrew).  Dept of Agriculture.  Prineville OR.

  • 2 Open positions.
  • $28,553 – $31,944 / Yearly.
  •  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424917300
  • Closes 1/4/16. 

PARAMEDIC. American Medical Response.  Centralia,WA.

  •  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?  career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=68447&jobPipeline=Indeed
  • No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC.  American Medical Response [AMR]. Cowlitz County/Vancouver, WA.

  •  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=69531&jobPipeline=Indeed
  • No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC. Ballard Ambulance. Wenatchee,WA.

  •  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Ballard-Ambulance/jobs/Paramedic-94adb5d0d7be38b3?q=PARAMEDIC
  • No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC.  NW Med Star.  Brewster, WA.

PARAMEDIC – BASIC.  Rural / Metro.   Fife, WA.

  • 4 OPENINGS.  https://careers-rmetro.icims.com/jobs/6938/paramedic-basic/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=988&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420
  • No Closing Date listed.

PRESCRIBED FUELS/FIRE TECHNICIAN [Range/Forestry Technician].  ID Dept of Interior / Bureau of Land Mgmt [BLM]. Various locations.

WILDLAND FIRE SUPERVISOR [PROTECTION SUPERVISOR].  State of Oregon.

  •  $4,003.00 – $5,616.00 Monthly.
  •  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1308830/wildland-fire-supervisor-protection-supervisor
  •  Closes 1/6/16.  

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER.  Mt. Adams Institute / VETSWork.  Ukiah OR.  

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER (Range / Technician). Dept. of the Interior. Vale, OR.

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NW FIRE, EMS AND MEDIC JOBS: Week of December 14, 2015

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.  Dept of Agriculture / USFS.  Bend OR.    $24.03 to $24.03 / Per Hour.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423628900.  Closes 12/18/15.

FIRE MARSHAL.  City of Albany.  Albany OR.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1296587/fire-marshal?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed. Closes 12/27/15  

FIRE SUPPORT SPECIALIST.  Idaho National Guard.  Caldwell ID.  http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/704596/Fire-Support-Specialist.html?searchId=1450231466.7378&page=429&vnd=indeedjobp23831.   No Closing Date listed.

FIREFIGHTER – MEDIC.  The City of Salem.  Salem OR.    $19.33 – $26.42 Hourly.  Job ID #15-1100-02.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsalem/jobs/1300101/firefighter-medic  Closes 1/8/16.  

FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC.  Spokane County Fire District #8.  Valleyford WA.    http://jobview.monster.com/FIREFIGHTER-PARAMEDIC-Job-VALLEYFORD-WA-US-161033073.aspx?WT.mc_n=Indeed_US&jvs=uf,in1,gw&from=indeed   No Closing Date listed.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Dispatch].  Dept of Agriculture / USFS.  Hines OR.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/422335800.  $43,823.00 to $48,403.00 / Per Year.    Closes on 12/17/15.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN HANDCREW SQUAD LEADER.  Dept of Agriculture / USFS.  Entiat / Methow / Naches / Tonasket / Winthrop WA.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/424106000   Closes 12/24/15.  

LEAD FORESTRY TECHNICIAN [Hotshot/Handcrew].  Dept of Agriculture / USFS.  Prarie City OR.   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423315100. $35,609.00 to $35,609.00 / Per Year.   Closing 12/16/15.  

WILDLAND FIRE SUPERVISOR [PROTECTION SUPERVISOR].  State of Oregon.  $4,003.00 – $5,616.00 Monthly.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1308830/wildland-fire-supervisor-protection-supervisor   Closes 1/6/16.    

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER.  Mt. Adams Institute / VETSWork.  Ukiah OR.   $1100/monthly.  http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=aab2f67ff495eec0&q=firefighter&l=or&tk=1a6ke8c98bqd7c0m&from=web No Closing Date listed.

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FIRE MARSHAL.  City of Albany. (OR).  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/albanyor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1296587 Closes 12/27/15.

FLIGHT PARAMEDIC. Remote Medical International.  Worldwide Locations. https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=384381&R_ID=1166129&Refer=http://www.indeed.com/jobs&B_ID=83 Closes 12/31/15. 

BATTALION CHIEF.  City of Longview – Longview WA.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/longviewwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1290208   Closing 1/16/16.  

FIRE SUPPRESSION TECHNICIAN.  Alpine Fire & Safety. Burlngton WA.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Alpine-Fire-&-Safety/jobs/Fire-Suppression-Technician-333fe35cd961b269?q=fire   

PARAMEDIC. American Medical Response.  Centralia (WA).  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?  career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=68447&jobPipeline=Indeed No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC.  Cowlitz County/Vancouver (WA).  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=69531&jobPipeline=Indeed No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC. Ballard Ambulance. Wenatchee (WA).  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Ballard-Ambulance/jobs/Paramedic-94adb5d0d7be38b3?q=PARAMEDIC No Closing Date.

FIREFIGHTER – ENTRY-LEVEL City of Renton (WA)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/rentonwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1245151 Continuous Opening

FIREFIGHTER – EMT. Mission Support Alliance.  Richland (WA). http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mission-Support-Alliance/jobs/Firefighter-Area-EMT-583df00d087732b6?q=firefighter. No Closing Date listed.

12M FIREFIGHTER. National Guard. Boise (ID).  http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/689271/Firefighter.html?searchId=1447958618.2995&page=664&vnd=indeedjobp23831 No Closing Date listed.

FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC. Polk County Fire District #1.  Independence (OR).  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Polk-County-Fire-District-No.1/jobs/Firefighter-Paramedic-a6e9e1533330a070?q=firefighter No Closing Date listed.

PARAMEDIC – BASIC.  Rural / Metro.   Fife (WA).  4 OPENINGS.  https://careers-rmetro.icims.com/jobs/6938/paramedic-basic/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=988&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420 No Closing Date listed.

FIRE MARSHAL – ON-CALL, INTERIM.  Skagit County.  Mt. Vernon (WA)  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1285467/on-call-interim-fire-marshal?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed  Continuous Opening.

PARAMEDIC.  NW Med Star.  Brewster (WA).  https://www.healthcaresource.com/inhs/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=100295&source=Indeed.com No Closing Date.

 EMS DIVISION DIRECTOR.  King County Public Health. Seattle (WA). http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kinghealth/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1272664 No Closing Date listed.

 

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

NW FIRE, EMS AND MEDIC JOBS: Week of December 6, 2015

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES with Closing Dates

FIRE MARSHAL.  City of Albany. (OR).  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/albanyor/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1296587 Closes 12/27/15.

FLIGHT PARAMEDIC. Remote Medical International.  Worldwide Locations. https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=384381&R_ID=1166129&Refer=http://www.indeed.com/jobs&B_ID=83 Closes 12/31/15. 

BATTALION CHIEF.  City of Longview – Longview WA.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/longviewwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1290208   Closing 1/16/16.  [[[ NEW !! ]]]

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES with

No Closing Dates Listed

FIRE SUPPRESSION TECHNICIAN.  Alpine Fire & Safety. Burlngton WA.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Alpine-Fire-&-Safety/jobs/Fire-Suppression-Technician-333fe35cd961b269?q=fire   [[ NEW !! ]]

PARAMEDIC. American Medical Response.  Centralia (WA).  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?  career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=68447&jobPipeline=Indeed No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC.  Cowlitz County/Vancouver (WA).  https://career4.successfactors.com/career?career_ns=job_listing&company=EMSC&navBarLevel=JOB_SEARCH&rcm_site_locale=en_US&career_job_req_id=69531&jobPipeline=Indeed No Closing Date.

PARAMEDIC. Ballard Ambulance. Wenatchee (WA).  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Ballard-Ambulance/jobs/Paramedic-94adb5d0d7be38b3?q=PARAMEDIC No Closing Date.

FIREFIGHTER – ENTRY-LEVEL City of Renton (WA)  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/rentonwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1245151 Continuous Opening

FIREFIGHTER – EMT. Mission Support Alliance.  Richland (WA). http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Mission-Support-Alliance/jobs/Firefighter-Area-EMT-583df00d087732b6?q=firefighter. No Closing Date listed.

12M FIREFIGHTER. National Guard. Boise (ID).  http://jobs.nationalguard.com/ngb/display_job/689271/Firefighter.html?searchId=1447958618.2995&page=664&vnd=indeedjobp23831 No Closing Date listed.

FIREFIGHTER – PARAMEDIC. Polk County Fire District #1.  Independence (OR).  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Polk-County-Fire-District-No.1/jobs/Firefighter-Paramedic-a6e9e1533330a070?q=firefighter No Closing Date listed.

PARAMEDIC – BASIC.  Rural / Metro.   Fife (WA).  4 OPENINGS.  https://careers-rmetro.icims.com/jobs/6938/paramedic-basic/job?mode=job&iis=Indeed&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=988&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420 No Closing Date listed.

FIRE MARSHAL – ON-CALL, INTERIM.  Skagit County.  Mt. Vernon (WA)  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1285467/on-call-interim-fire-marshal?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed  Continuous Opening.

PARAMEDIC.  NW Med Star.  Brewster (WA).  https://www.healthcaresource.com/inhs/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=100295&source=Indeed.com No Closing Date.

 EMS DIVISION DIRECTOR.  King County Public Health. Seattle (WA). http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kinghealth/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1272664 No Closing Date listed.

 

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

EFR Fire Chief & Son Shelter-In-Place in Elements for the Needy

Issaquah WA | For a fifth year in a row, Eastside Fire and Rescue has once again brought to light the “Fill the Truck” event by asking the Public to help them fill with Food and Clothing donations benefiting the Issaquah and Snoqualmie Food Banks.

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This year’s event is once again being sponsored by Fred Meyer and the Food and Clothing drive is being held in their store’s parking lot located at 6100 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE in Issaquah, Washington 98029.

Come and help “Fill the Truck” and say hello to EFR’s Fire Chief Glenn Huffman and his son whom are “Sheltering-in-Place” (on display for all to see) all weekend long.  The Festive event began on Friday, November 27th and will end on Sunday, November 29th, so be sure to help them reach their goal.

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