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

NW FIRE, EMS AND MEDIC JOBS: Monday, November 23, 2015

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NEW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES for November 23, 2015 – Monday

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

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

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.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES with Closing Dates – November & December 2015

FIREFIGHTER – ENTRY-LEVEL City of Spokane.  (WA)  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1150196/firefighter-open-entry?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed Closes 11/29/15 

FIRE INVESTIGATOR II. King County Sheriff’s Office. Seattle (WA)   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1243359  Closes 11/30/15.

FIRE SEASON 2016.  U.S.D.A.  Gold Beach National Forest. Gold Beach (OR) Seasonal positions in 2016. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Gold-Beach-Ranger-District-(USDA-Forest-Service)/jobs/Summer-4d9db6d4f82958cd?q=firefighter Application Period 11/30 – 12/7/15. 

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN – AIRTANKER BASE.  Dept. of Agriculture. Grangeville (ID).  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420406600  Closes 12/1/15.

 FORESTRY TECHNICIAN. ID Forest Service.  27 ID locations (ID).  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/420103600  Closes 12/1/15. 

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. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES with No Closing Dates Listed

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.

 

 

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

New TV Show “Night Watch” on A&E’s Thursday Nights a Hit Amongst Viewers

New Orleans, Louisiana | A&E’s reality TV show, Night Watch on Thursday nights at 10pm PST / 9pm CST is about Paramedics, Police Officers and Firefighters in action working the mean streets of New Orleans.

Following the Paramedics lives of Holly, Nick, Dan and others gives a front seat into how it is like on the streets dealing with MVAs [they say MVCs], fires and shootings.  Recently, we were witness to a Police Officer being shot multiple times and seeing what it is like firsthand how Officers are subject to the intensity of stress, adrenaline rushes and the violence they face daily.

The life of a First Responder can be stressful and A&E shows us tidbits how they deal with it from working in the gym working on getting stronger to the close-knit family relationships shown in the Firehouse to Medics ending the night shift.  This is what it is all about and how they support each other.  Having a sense of humor doesn’t hurt as well and can relieve a lot of stress and heartache seen.

In happier parts on the show, we were able to see the lives saved by Medics from a person being stabbed to an asthmatic toddler.  Some critics have said this is all staged and scripted but we say otherwise.

Fans of the show have begun following Medics Holly @nightwatch_holly, Dan @nightwatch_Dan, Nick @nightwatch_Nick and others. We are still working to get the names of others to see if they have Night Watch Twitter pages to follow.

Others have said they are not the actual Medics/actors on the show but are people “pretending” to represent them.

Our belief is that they are truly who they say they are.  We are hoping to look into their Lives a little more closely through an informal interview as to why and how they became compassionate First Responders in this profession.

We’ll keep you all up-to-date.

Here in Washington State, the TV show is on Channel 52 [Comcast] or you can watch them ON DEMAND.  If you are not a fan or don’t know what this TV show is all about, you better turn it on and check them out!

Thank You to the Men and Women who are committed to train, are compassionate in what they do and to never let the job take you.  You all are Heroes in our Book and we can’t say Thank You even for what you all do. Keep up the great work.

This is definitely a hit amongst Public Safety folks and those who love/support them.  And, we are hoping there is no therapy because we are addicted.

Be Safe Friends.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Wildfire Update: RoundFire Increases Resources

Inyo County, California | Round Fire is located off of Highway 395 at Sherwin Grade.

As of 0200 this morning, the forward spread of the fire has been completely stopped due to a high amount of rainfall.  However, due to downed power lines and venting propane tanks, it is making it very difficult for firefighters to re-enter the area.  Danger looms, which is not a good thing.

One injury has been reported and we are unsure if it is a firefighter or civilian.

There are currently 200 personnel on the fire with 47 fire engines, 2 dozers and 29 fire crews.

The cause is still under investigation but it is known the fire started at 1607 hours on Friday, February 6, 2015.

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A CAL Fire Engine. Taken in July 2014. [Credit: LR Swenson]

Agencies on scene are: CAL FIRE,  Inyo USFS, Paradise Fire Dept., Inyo County Sheriff, Mono County Sheriff, CHP, LADWP, BSHOP Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Edison and CDCR and a Strike Team from Kern Co.

A report of 20 structures have been destroyed.

Road closures are still in effect at Roller Rock Creek Rd. at Toms Place and Gorge Rd on North side of Hwy 395.

Evacuation Order is still in place and no residents are being allowed back inside the communities effected.  The Evacuation Shelter is located at the Crowley Lake Community Center at  458 S. Landing Rd Crowley Lake, CA 93546.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Wildland Fire: RoundFire Prompts Two Small Town Evacuations

Inyo & Mono Counties, California | A wildfire started today at 1407 and was reported to be around 50 acres. It is located west of Highway 395 at the Sherwin Grade. There is a 0% containment.

As of 1830 this evening, CAL FIRE reported the fire had increased to 100 acres in size seriously impacting two towns.

Paradise and Swall Meadows are currently under a mandatory evacuation.  An evacuation shelter has been set-up at 458 S Landing in Crowley Lake, California 93546, the town’s Crowley Lake Community Center.

One outbuilding and one residence are reportedly destroyed.  The cause is currently under investigaton.  No injuries have been reported.

Agencies currently working at the fire scene and assisting with evacuations are: CALFire, Inyo USFS, Paradise FD, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, LADWP, Bishop Fire, Big Pine Fire, Independence Fire, Lone Pine Fire, Long Valley Fire, Wheeler Crest Fire, Edison and CDCR with a total of 50 personnel.

Thirteen [13] fire engines are currently working, along with two [2] dozers.

Road Closures have been set at Roller Rock Creek Road at Toms Place and Gorge Road on Nside of Highway 395.

Conditions are making it difficult for firefighters and fixed wing or rotary aircraft to fly due to erractic shifting winds.

ABOUT Paradise, California

The town of Paradise incorporated in 1979, and is located in the foothills of Northern California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Elevations vary from 2,000-2800 above the Valley floor.  According to the town’s website, they state they have a population of 27,000 residents.  Adding neighboring towns:  Magnolia, Paradines Pines, Lovelock, Stirling City includes another 25,000 residents.

It is known as the 2nd Largest town in Butte County, California.

The town has three Fire Stations: #81 [main station] on Birch Street, #82 on S Libby and #83 on Wagstaff.  There are two [2] fire stations with three-man crews and one [1] fire station with a two-man crew.  The small Fire Department has a Fire Prevention Officer, a Fire Marshall and an Administrative Assistant.

They have an agreement with CAL FIRE that also maintains stations within the town, making it more efficient for operations and quick responses.

ABOUT Swall Meadows, California

Swalls Meadows is located in the Southern area of Mono County and is home to vacationers and families.  This town has a 23% ratio of unoccupied homes in the community with a population of 220 residents [per 2010 census].

Swalls Meadows sits part way up Sherman Grade below Wheeler Crest of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. It’s elevations are between 6-7,000 feet.  Habitat consists of Pinon-Juniper/Subalpine.

The town is accessible from “Old” 395 or Lower Creek Road.  It is located 20 miles North of Bishop and 25 miles South of Mammoth Lakes.  Nearby towns are Paradise, Aspen Springs, Sunny Slopes, Crowley Lake, Round Valley Mesa, McGee Creek, West Bishop, Chaflant, Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek and Wilkerson.

There is only a Volunteer Fire Station in the the town.  There are no commercial buildings and this is family oriented community with many surrounding beautiful views.

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