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.

 

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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

#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 5

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the first report of a fire [now named the Valley Fire] in the area of Cobb Mountain. The fire is located off of High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Southern Lake County, California.

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

FIRE STATUS

The fire has burned 73,700 acres and is threatening 7,473 structures. Approximately, 585 homes have been destroyed along with a confirmation of hundreds of “other” structures receiving the same fate.

A containment of 35% has been reached.

RESOURCES

Personnel

There are now 3,921 Fire Personnel assigned to this fire incident from a previous level of 2,362..

Equipment & Resources

Fire Engines

Increased to 441 from Tuesday, when they had 258 Engines.

Fire Crews

Increased to 84 on Thursday from Tuesday’s levels of only 54.

Air Tankers

2 have been added.

Helicopters

Increased to 18 from 8 assigned on Tuesday.

Dozers

Dozers have more than tripled in size from Tuesday’s count of 31 to 72 on Thursday.

Water Tenders

Increased to only 3 more Water Tender to 70 on Thursday from Tuesday’s 67.

INCIDENT PARTNERS

  • Lake County
  • Sonoma County
  • Napa County
  • California Office of Emergency Services
  • California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • CAL TRANS
  • California State Parks
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • CAL FIRE
  • CHP
  • Red Cross
  • PG&E

 

Mandatory Evacuations – Lake County

  • Butts Canyon Road to Napa County line
  • Cobb
  • Seigler Canyon
  • Loch Lomond
  • Middletown
  • Hidden Valley Lake
  • All residences on Bottle Rock Road
  • From Harrington Flat Road
  • All residences on SR 175 (Cobb)
  • All residences on Sr 29 at SR 53 south to SR 29 at Tubbs Lane

Mandatory Evacuations – Napa County

  • Butts Canyon Rd west of Snell Valley Rd
  • Aetna Springs Rd west of Butts Canyon Rd
  • James Creek Rd west of Butts Canyon Rd

Advisory Evacuations – Napa County

  • Pope Valley north of Ink Grade Rd

SHELTERS

Red Cross 

  • Kelseyville High School @ 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville
  • Napa County Fair Grounds @ 1435 N Oak Street in Calistoga

Lake County

  • Highland Senior Center @ 3245 Bowers Center in Clearlake
  • Big Valley Rancheria Gym @1002 Osprey Court in Kelseyville

ROAD CLOSURES

Lake County

  • SR 175 at Red Hill Rd (SR 281)
  • SR 29 at Red Hill Rd
  • SR 29 at Diener Dr
  • SR 29 at Siegler Canyon
  • SR 29 at SR 53 closed for southbound traffic
  • Bottle Rock Rd south of SR 29
  • SR 175 at Dry Creek cut-off

Napa County

  • Aetna Springs Rd at Pope Springs Rd
  • SR 29 at Tubbs Lane
  • James Creek Rd at Butts Canyon Rd
  • Butts Canyon Rd, Snell Valley Rd

Sonoma County [Local Residents Only]

  • Ida Clayton Rd At SR 128
  • Pine Flat Rd ascending addresses from the 11000 block

VOLUNTEERS

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 4 Firefighters with burns
  • 1 Citizen Fatality
  • 585 homes destroyed
  • Hundreds of “other” structures destroyed
  • 9,000 structures currently being threatened

DONATIONS

Small Animals Donations

Being accepted at Wasson Memorial Vet Clinic, 3083 Hwy 175, Lakeport, 707.263.5380. [9/15/15]

Large Animal Donations

Being accepted at Main Street Veterinary Clinic, 2530 S. Main Street, Lakeport, 707.263.6232.

Red Cross

Call 1-800-Red-Cross and say “California Wildfires.” OR Text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Stockton Fairgrounds

Volunteers in Stockton are taking donations for fire victims in Lake, Amador and Calaveras counties at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. [http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/15/donations-for-fire-victims-collected-at-stockton-fairgrounds/]

Supporting Burn Centers

UC Davis Health System/Burn Unit

https://secure.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/donations/online.

Firefighters Burn Institute

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=237364927&vlrStratCode=gT0ehrnKCCqY%2bfLVxVPdEsP%2fT1y8bzi%2f3hh15EhJXOnUnDSeXnyVJLb4lqDNjmAs

Lake County’s State Senator Mike McGuire has launched a donation drive to help those affected by Valley Fire.

A check may be dropped off to the Lake County Fire Victim Donation Drive Up between 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rattigan State Building, 50 D Street in Santa Rosa. Contact: Karlene Rebich  Karlene.Rebich@sen.ca.gov or (707) 576-2771

The Redwood Credit Union is also collecting funds. Checks can be made payable to Redwood Credit Union and sent to RCU Lake County Fire Relief, c/o Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

We Offer our sincere apologies, thoughts and prayers that you all are going through this.  We don’t know why this is happening to you but be reassured we are here for you.  If you are a First Responder and feel overwhelmed, there is 24 hour/365 day support through many organizations.

We recommend @safecallnow.org.  They are a national non-profit organization and understand your pain and what you have seen.  We ask that you seek help, if not for yourself but for your fellow First Responder[s]. Together, we are one big Family that looks out for each other, night or day, 24/7 365 days a year.

For those who are non-responders and may need to talk to someone, reach out to those at the Shelters, churches, to your friends or to a Professional.  We can reassure you, that many care about you and your family and this is something that is affecting those directly and indirectly.  We want to let you know we are here to support you and provide you with any resources or pointing in the right direction to seek assistance.

You all mean a lot to us and we again are so sorry for what you are going through.

If you wish to share your story, you may drop us line at nwfireblog@comcast.net. NOTE: We are not mainstream media and this would be an informal phone call or email – whichever is easiest for you.  Thank you and God Bless.

– Lisa Swenson

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#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 4

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the first report of a fire [now named the Valley Fire] in the area of Cobb Mountain. The fire is located off of High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Southern Lake County, California.

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

FIRE STATUS

The fire has burned 67,200 acres and is still threatening 9,000 structures. Approximately, 585 homes have been destroyed along with a confirmation of hundreds of “other” structures receiving the same fate.

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The #ValleyFire at 67,000 acres. [Credit: CALFire]

A containment of 30% has been reached.

Damage Assessment teams are still collecting information at this time, therefore there are not any preliminary numbers available.

RESOURCES

Personnel

There are approximately 2362 up from yesterday’s 1795 fire personnel assigned to this event.

Equipment & Resources

The number of Engines have been steadily increasing from 125 on Sunday to Monday’s count to 183, staffing up to Tuesday’s apparatus of 258.

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A crew from #SanDiego clears a fallen tree from Hwy 175 near Cobb, Calif on the @CAL_FIRE #ValleyFire in Lake County. [Credit: USFS Fire-California]

Fire Crew levels were at a staffing level of 30 on Sunday and slowly increased to 43 on Monday. Tuesday’s number reached a high of 54.

Eight [8] helicopters were assigned to this fire, while there previously 7 on Monday.

Sunday resources included 16 Dozers and almost doubled on Monday with 28. Tuesday is showing slightly increasing to 31.

On Monday, the number of Water Tenders rose from 15 to 65 on Tuesday.  Wednesday is now showing it has slightly increased to 67.

Incident Cooperators

Mandatory Evacuations

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On September 12, when it all started, a OES strike team 4816c is seen standing by & ready to deploy at a moment’s notice on the #Valleyfire. [Credit: CALFire]

  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • South on Hwy 29 to Tubbs Lane in Napa County
  • All of Hwy 175 in the Cobb area
  • Point Lakeview to Soda Bay on Hwy 281
  • All of Bottle Rock and High Valley Roads.
  • Butts Canyon Road from Hwy 29 to Napa County line (including all of Berryessa Estates).
  • The communities of Twin Lakes, Hidden Valley Lake, Middletown, Aetna Springs, Seigler Canyon, Loch Lommond, and the Riviera Areas.

Advisory Evacuation

  • Napa County: Pope Valley and parts of Angwin.

SHELTERS

Red Cross 

  • Kelseyville High School 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville

Today, CAL FIRE Chief Ken Pimlott and Chief Teter were able to check on each of the four Copter 104 crew members. Fire Captain Pat Ward, Firefighter Niko Matteoli, Firefighter Richard Reiff and Firefighter Logan Pridmore are all in stable condition and good spirits. CAL FIRE continues to support to our employees and their families. [Credit: CALFire / taken on 9/13/15]

  • Napa County Fair Grounds 1435 N Oak Street in Calistoga

Lake County

  • Highland Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Center in Clearlake
  • Big Valley Rancheria Gym, 1002 Osprey Court in Kelseyville

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 29 X Bottle Rock
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 (Middletown & Kelseyville)
  • Butts Canyon Rd at Aetna Springs Rd
  • Hwy 29 X Red Hills Road, Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • Hwy 29 at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
  • Soda Bay & Riviera West
  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 281
  • Hwy 29 x Live Oak

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 4 Firefighters with burns
  • 1 Citizen Fatality
  • 585 homes destroyed
  • Hundreds of “other” structures destroyed
  • 9,000 structures currently being threatened

DONATIONS

Small Animals Donations

Being accepted at Wasson Memorial Vet Clinic, 3083 Hwy 175, Lakeport, 707.263.5380. [9/15/15]

Large Animal Donations

Being accepted at Main Street Veterinary Clinic, 2530 S. Main Street, Lakeport, 707.263.6232.

Red Cross

Call 1-800-Red-Cross and say “California Wildfires.” OR Text the word “REDCROSS” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Stockton Fairgrounds

Volunteers in Stockton are taking donations for fire victims in Lake, Amador and Calaveras counties at the San Joaquin County Fairgrounds. [http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/15/donations-for-fire-victims-collected-at-stockton-fairgrounds/]

Supporting Burn Centers

UC Davis Health System/Burn Unit

https://secure.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/giving/donations/online.

Firefighters Burn Institute

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=237364927&vlrStratCode=gT0ehrnKCCqY%2bfLVxVPdEsP%2fT1y8bzi%2f3hh15EhJXOnUnDSeXnyVJLb4lqDNjmAs

 

Lake County’s State Senator Mike McGuire has launched a donation drive to help those affected by Valley Fire.

A check may be dropped off to the Lake County Fire Victim Donation Drive Up between 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rattigan State Building, 50 D Street in Santa Rosa. Contact: Karlene Rebich  Karlene.Rebich@sen.ca.gov or (707) 576-2771

The Redwood Credit Union is also collecting funds. Checks can be made payable to Redwood Credit Union and sent to RCU Lake County Fire Relief, c/o Redwood Credit Union, P.O. Box 6104, Santa Rosa, CA 95406.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

We Offer our sincere apologies, thoughts and prayers that you all are going through this.  We don’t know why this is happening to you but be reassured we are here for you.  If you are a First Responder and feel overwhelmed, there is 24 hour/365 day support through many organizations.

We recommend @safecallnow.org.  They are a national non-profit organization and understand your pain and what you have seen.  We ask that you seek help, if not for yourself but for your fellow First Responder[s]. Together, we are one big Family that looks out for each other, night or day, 24/7 365 days a year.

For those who are non-responders and may need to talk to someone, reach out to those at the Shelters, churches, to your friends or to a Professional.  We can reassure you, that many care about you and your family and this is something that is affecting those directly and indirectly.  We want to let you know we are here to support you and provide you with any resources or pointing in the right direction to seek assistance.

You all mean a lot to us and we again are so sorry for what you are going through.

If you wish to share your story, you may drop us line at nwfireblog@comcast.net. NOTE: We are not mainstream media and this would be an informal phone call or email – whichever is easiest for you.  Thank you and God Bless.

– Lisa Swenson

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#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 3

INCIDENT SUMMARY

On Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received the first report of a fire [now named the Valley Fire] in the area of Cobb Mountain. The fire is located off of High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Southern Lake County, California.

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Sacramento Firefighters are back in Staging after 36 hours on the fireground. Time to get some much needed rest. [Credit: Sacramento Fire Department]

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

We have heard Command use Branches 1, 2, 4. Divisions Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, E, Golf, Hotel, Queen, Mike, November, Tango and Xray via Scanner Feed.  Division 1, 2, 4 and various Branches.

FIRE STATUS

As of 2045 hours PDT on Monday, September 14, 2015 the fire has scorched 62,000 acres and firefighters have reached a 10% containment status.  However, there are currently 9,000 structures that are now being threatened with 585 homes and hundreds of “other” structures destroyed.

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A group of CALFire apparatus stop at the Command Center located at Station #60 and are stocked with lunches and refueling before heading back out on the Fire Line. [Courtesy: USFS-Fire California]

CALFire released this statement:

“Firefighters continue to take action on the Valley Fire by focusing on the public’s safety, structural defense, and perimeter control.

As more resources continue to arrive, they are being assigned to critical portions of the fire line.

Favorable weather conditions, created by lower temperatures and higher humidity, are assisting in firefighting efforts. As the weather cleared, firefighting aircraft were utilized to support control operations.

585 homes have been destroyed by the Valley Fire and hundreds of other structures are known to have been destroyed as well.”

RESOURCES

Some homes were saved by tireless efforts by Fire Crews and Support personnel. [Credit: Sacramento Fire Department]

Personnel

There are approximately 1795 fire personnel assigned to this fire event.

Equipment & Resources

  • 183 Engines
  • 43 Fire Crews
  • 3 Airtankers
  • 7 Helicopters
  • 28 Dozers
  • 65 Water Tenders

This is an increase from yesterday’s equipment:

  • 125 Fire Engines
  • 30 Fire Crews
  • 4 Airtankers
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    View of what Strike Team XAL2004A & #ALCOFirefighters faced at the #ValleyFire in Middletown on September 12 night. [Credit: Alameda County Fire Department]

  • 16 Dozers
  • 15 Water Tenders

Incident Cooperators

  • CALFIRE,
  • South Lake County Fire Protection District,
  • CHP,
  • CDC,
  • National Guard,
  • Sheriff Departments from: Napa, Sonoma and Lake Counties
  • And many local governmental fire departments

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory Evacuations

  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • South on Hwy 29 to Tubbs Lane in Napa Co.
  • All of Hwy 175
  • Point Lakeview to Soda Bay on Hwy 281
  • All of Bottle Rock Rd
  • All of High Valley Rd
  • Butts Canyon Rd from Hwy 29 to Napa Co. line (including all of Berryessa Estates).
  • The communities of Twin Lakes, Hidden Valley Lake, Middletown, Aetna Springs, Seigler Canyon and Loch Lommond.

Advisory Evacuation

  • Napa County: Pope Valley and parts of Angwin.

SHELTERS

Red Cross 

  • Kelseyville High School 5480 Main Street in Kelseyville
  • Napa County Fair Grounds 1435 N Oak Street in Calistoga

Lake County

  • Highland Senior Center, 3245 Bowers Center in Clearlake
  • Big Valley Rancheria Gymnasium, 1002 Osprey Court in Kelseyville

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 29 X Bottle Rock
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 (Middletown & Kelseyville)
  • Butts Canyon Rd at Aetna Springs Rd
  • Hwy 29 X Red Hills Road, Hwy 29 x Hwy 53
  • Hwy 29 at Robert Louis Stevenson State Park
  • Soda Bay & Riviera West
  • Hwy 29 x Hwy 281
  • Hwy 29 x Live Oak

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 4 Firefighter Burned
  • 23,000 Civilians Evacuated
  • 1 Civilian Casualty **
  • Proclamation by Governor Brown for 2 Counties / State of Emergency

** At around 1350 Hours on September 12th when the fire was first reported, CALFire Fire Managers enlisted the assistance of the County Sheriff’s Office to start emergency evacuations.

The Dispatch Center soon would be become overwhelmed with fire reports, assistance with evacuations and welfare checks on relations still in the evacuation area.

At 1912 Hours, an assistance call was received in Dispatch to assist a disabled elderly female from her home on the Hot Springs Road.

At 1929 Hours, Officers and Deputies arrived to the location and found they were separated by fire pushing them back, unable to reach the fire engulfed home or through the fire ladened areas.

Knowing these men and women save lives every day and being helpless by the fire that kept them from reaching the citizen is gut-wrenching and heavy on their hearts.

After they were safely able to cross over the burned subdivision, attempting to locate the resident only to find the deceased victim’s remains.  The thought of them not being able to reach her until after the fact wreaks havoc on one’s heart and soul.  It never goes away and we are hoping fire crews are getting the necessary debriefing as they go off shift each time.

With that being said, a statement was released regarding this rescue attempt and what has happened.

“Sheriff Office and Fire Personnel are greatly saddened by this tragedy and we express our sincere condolences to those affected by this disaster.” – CALFire Fire Incident Page

Identification of the elderly resident is being withheld until notification of next of kin has been made.

To read a more detailed Public Information press release this incident, click on this weblink to review the .pdf —> http://cdfdata.fire.ca.gov/pub/cdf/images/incidentfile1226_1845.pdf

SOCIAL MEDIA 

What is being said on the Fireground

  • Lake Co OES:  The Sheriff’s Office is actively patrolling evacuated areas. There are no reports of any looting as some have claimed to be happening. Patrol units are working to provide tight security in these fire-affected areas. Residents should be rest assured, Police have a heavy presence in the area.
  • Sacramento Fire Department:  As ash falls as far as Sacramento a 2nd strike team is ready to head out to the 40+ Sac area FFs so far.
  • Red Cross:  Register with Safe and Well website. This will help you locate missing friends and family, find loved ones and others.  You can also register to let the same know you are safe. [9/15/15]
  • CALFirePIO Berlant:  4 firefighters from Copter 104 suffered burn injuries this afternoon on the . Being transported to area burn center. [9/12/15]
  • Burned Firefighters:  4 burned firefighters from the . All suffered 2nd degree burns and are in stable condition at UC Davis Medic, says CALFire PIO Berlant. [9/12/15]
  • Lake County Office of Emergency Services: is activating the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) [9/12/15]
  • Lake Co OES:  LEAP has been activated.. Staging at the animal shelter in Lakeport. All available LEAP members please respond. [9/12/15]

What is being reported by Mainstream Media

  • KPIX5:   Pictures show damage to clothing-optional resort Harbin Hot Springs. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/09/14/photos-show-valley-fire-damage-to-clothing-optional-resort-harbin-hot-springs/ [9/14/15]
  • ABCNews:  Fire grows to 62.5 square miles as it burns north of San Francisco:  [9/13/15
  • Kent Porter [photographer]:  #Middletown HS students locate water shutoffs in burned homes. 1 student has even lost their family home.
  • Kent Porter:  Images of melting rims on vehicles are seen and captured frozen in time.
  • ABC30 Fresno: IDs the disabled fire victim whom First Responders attempted to assist with evacuations.  [NOTE:  We will not release info until CALFire posts this info on their site & it hasn’t been released yet. We respect the Family’s privacy.]
  • Ian Schwartz TV:  When the sun comes up the damage will be staggering. videos.
  • Ian Schwartz TV:  Very scary video. Woman gathers animals as approaches.

General Statements being Said 

  • San Francisco 49ers Football Team:  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the . Thank you everyone working tirelessly to bring relief.
  • FireTracker2:  I think just redefined Rapid Rate of Spread.
  • Randy Carpadus:  Not sure I buy that number 400 and 250 (Valley 2) to 10,000 in 2 hours? [9/12/15]
  • Chris McFarland:  Anyone know the most rapid spread on a CA wildfire? I remember that the Harlow fire in Oakhurst (1961) was quite fast. [9/12/15]
  • Bernie Deyo:  I can’t confirm any of this, but it sounds like they of had a shelter deployment on the & Req Multiple Ambulances. [9/12/15]
  • Lake Avenues:  .For those out of the area, the on Cobb is what folks may know as “The Geysers”. Both register frequently on quake meters. [9/12/15]

Needs

  • Lake Co OES:  Volunteers to assist with the fire are being urged to contact the North Coast Opportunities at http://www.ncoinc.org
  • Location of Donated Items: Need clothing, diapers, personal care items etc? Methodist Church in Clearlake has a huge stockpile from the other fires.

Announcements

  • Evacuation Centers & Small Pets: Small pets are being accepted with evacuees at ALL Shelters.

 

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#ValleyFire in Lake County, California | Update 2

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Valley Fire started on Saturday, September 12, 2015 around 1324 hours from an unknown cause that is under investigation.  It is located off High Valley Road and Bottle Rock Road in Cobb, [in Southern Lake County] California.

This incident is being reported as a Disaster Event from many sources and being treated as such.

COMMAND

The Administrative Unit handling this fire incident is CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit

We have heard Command use Branches 1, 2, 4. Divisions Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, E, Golf, Hotel, Queen, Mike, November, Tango and Xray via Scanner Feed.  Division 1, 2, 4 and various Branches.

Operations spoke of Branch 2 covering Branches 1 & 2 tonight as Branch 1 was 12-hour shifted.  Others such as E221 [was short shifted] and 1Charlie were to be taken off the line this evening and sent back.

FIRE STATUS

As of 1600 hours PDT on Sunday, September 13, 2015 the fire remains at 50,000 acres with a 0% containment status.

CALFire released this statement:

“The fire is threatening critical communications infrastructure in the Geysers area, as well as, threatening the Adalin Power Plant (Cal Pine).

This morning mandatory evacuations were added in Point Lakeview Hwy and Hwy 281, Rivera West and Clearlake Rivera. There have been an unconfirmed number of structures destroyed. 5000+ are without power. Additional resources are on order and responding to this incident. “

WEATHER 

At the time [2010PDT] of this post, the weather conditions are:

  • 75 degrees
  • Partly cloudy
  • 0% Percipitation
  • 40% Humidity
  • Winds @ 2mph

Higher temps are expected on Monday with a high of 79 degrees and to become cooler on Tuesday to 73 degrees. A 60% chance of rain with temps of 65 degrees and winds of 14mph on Wednesday.

RESOURCES

Personnel

Over 1,000 Fire personnel are attached to this fire incident now being deemed as a Major disaster event.

Incident Cooperators are:

  • CALFIRE
  • South Lake County Fire Protection District
  • CHP
  • CDC
  • National Guard
  • Napa, Sonoma, Lake County Sheriff’s Departments
  • Many local governmental fire departments

Equipment

Here are the many fire suppression tools crews are using in an attempt to stop the fire.

  • 125 Fire Engines
  • 30 Fire Crews
  • 4 Airtankers
  • 16 Dozers
  • 15 Water Tenders

EVACUATIONS

Mandatory evacuations:

  • Point Lakeview Hwy
  • Hwy 281
  • Rivera West and Clearlake River
  • Hwy 29 (Kelseyville) at Hwy 175 south on Hwy 175 towards Cobb
  • Red Hills Road to Hwy 29
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 south to Seigler Canyon Road (south side of Hwy 29)
  • Hwy 29 Tubbs Lane (Calistoga, Napa County) to Hwy 29/Hwy 53(Lower Lake, Lake County) Butts Canyon Road to Napa County Line
  • Berreyssa Estates
  • Butts Canyon Road to Pope Valley
  • Communities of Cobb, Seigler Canyon, Loch Lomond, Middletown and Hidden Valley Lakes, Livermore Road, Summit Lake Road and north of the community of Angwin

Advisory Evacuation:

  • Pine Flat Road 5000 and above
  • Geysers Road out of Healdsburg 6000 block and above
  • Geysers Road out of Geyserville 9400 block and above

 

SHELTERS

  • Kelseyville Presbyterian Church in Kelseyville
  • Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga
  • Highland Senior Center

ROAD CLOSURES

  • Hwy 29 X Bottle Rock
  • Hwy 29 X Hwy 175 (Kelseyville)
  • Hwy 29 X Red Hills Road
  • Hwy 29 X Seiglar Canyon Road
  • Hwy 29 from Hwy2

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • More air and fire suppression resources ordered
  • Pine Flats Fire detected on Sunday, 9/13/15 around 1543 Hours PDT. 50 acre fire.
  • Fire spreading towards Mount Saint Helena.
  • Structure Protection of 3-5 threatened Calpine Power Plants
  • Evacuation of all Calpine Power Plants except the Lakeview Plant which was still operational.

STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION THE GOVERNOR

GOVERNOR BROWN DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LAKE AND NAPA COUNTIES

9-13-2015

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Lake and Napa counties due to the effects of the Valley Fire, which has burned thousands of acres of land and caused the evacuation of residents and damage to highways and other infrastructure.

Today’s proclamation also incorporates provisions from an executive order issued last month to expedite the debris removal process and waive fees to replace documents such as birth certificates for those affected by the fire.

The full text of the proclamation is below:

PROCLAMATION OF A STATE OF EMERGENCY

WHEREAS on September 12, 2015, the Valley Fire started in Lake County and spread into Napa County, and has rapidly burned thousands of acres of land and continues to burn; and
WHEREAS this fire has destroyed multiple structures, including homes, and continues to threaten hundreds of homes, necessitating the evacuation of residents; and
WHEREAS this fire has damaged and continues to threaten critical infrastructure, and has forced the closure of major highways and local roads; and
WHEREAS a Federal Fire Management Assistance Grant has been requested and approved for the Valley Fire burning in Lake and Napa counties; and
WHEREAS on January 17, 2014, I declared a State of Emergency based on the extreme drought that has caused millions of trees to die, and increased the severity and spread of the fires throughout the State; and
WHEREAS as a result of the Valley Fire, combined with the drought conditions and other wildfires burning in the State, California’s air quality has significantly deteriorated and impacted public health; and
WHEREAS the circumstances of this fire by reason of its magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of any single local government and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat; and
WHEREAS under the provisions of section 8558(b) of the California Government Code, I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist in California due to this fire.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the State Constitution and statutes, including the California Emergency Services Act, and in particular, section 8625 of the California Government Code, HEREBY PROCLAIM A STATE OF EMERGENCY to exist in Lake and Napa counties.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:
1. All agencies of the state government utilize and employ state personnel, equipment, and facilities for the performance of any and all activities consistent with the direction of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the State Emergency Plan. Also, all citizens are to heed the advice of emergency officials with regard to this emergency in order to protect their safety.

2. The California National Guard shall mobilize under California Military and Veterans Code section 146 (mobilization in case of catastrophic fires) to support disaster response and relief efforts and coordinate with all relevant state agencies, including the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and all relevant state and local emergency responders and law enforcement within the impacted areas.

3. The Orders and provisions contained in Executive Order B-33-15, dated August 27, 2015, remain in full force and effect and apply to Valley Fire in Lake and Napa counties.

I FURTHER DIRECT that as soon as hereafter possible, this proclamation be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State and that widespread publicity and notice be given of this proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 13th day of September 2015.

_____________________________
EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor of California

ATTEST:

_____________________________
ALEX PADILLA
Secretary of State

 

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WA WILDFIRE | Carpenter Rd Fire | August 21, 2015 | PM SitRep

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” –Desmond Tutu

SUMMARY

  • Location:  35 miles NW of Spokane & S of Fruitland in Stevens County
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning

Today’s Fire Map. Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain IMT Blue Team & Inciweb.

FIRE STATUS

  • Fire Behavior:  Extreme.
  • Threatened:  800 homes & structures, 5 commercial properties, 200 others
  • Containment:  0%
  • Acres:  27,793
  • Fire Conditions:  Smokey conditions are limiting use of air operations, but also providing for slightly cooler temperatures, and reduced winds
  • Actions:  Thursday: Highest amount of fire activity happened along the north edge of the fire near Turk Road.
  • Obstacles for Fire Crews:  Handling 1 abandoned mine within in the fire area.

CURRENT WEATHER CONDITION REPORT

 Fruitland Weather Conditions

  • Temp:  [as of 1915PDT]  70-degrees
  • Forecasted:  Hi 77.  Lo 49.
  • Skies:  Mostly sunny.
  • Winds:  W 10 to 20 mph
  • Visibility:  6 mph
  • Humidity:  26%
  • Advisory:  Blowing dust advisory remains in effect until 2300 PDT [tonight]

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • Destroyed:  17 homes destroyed; unknown number of “other” structures reportedly destroyed.

RESOURCES, EQUIPMENT

  • Personnel:  363
  • Crews:  6
  • Helicopters:  3
  • Engines:  40

EVACUATIONS

  • Level 2:  Spokane Agency Reservation.

FIRE CONTACT INFO

Call Center

  • Operational Period: 0800 – 2100 PDT
  • Phone Lines: 509-722-6040 or  509-722-6165

ALERTS

Red Flag Warning

  •  In effect for the fire area through 8/21 at 2300.

Air Quality

  • Spokane:  Some parts of Spokane showing “Unhealthy”.  Purple lines indicate the areas affected.
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Air Quality Map. Photo Credit: The National Weather Service [NWS] of Spokane.

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Pet Loss / Coping  –National Humane Society

Red Cross Distress Helpline

  • Phone:  1-800-985-5990.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA] – Div of U. S Public Health

# # #

SOCIAL MEDIA

“First-hand Witness  Reports on Social Media”

August 21:

  • Media on Condition Report via Flight into Fire Area:  “Smoke is so thick we could barely see outside our windows as we prepared to land.”
  • Franklin County Fire District #3:  “Fresh firefighters leaving today in Van Pool vans to replace crews on the CarpenterRd fire. Thank you Ben Franklin Transit for your support!”
  • Media report:  “The smoke is omnipresent near Fruitland. Low visibility with a big gulp of ash with each breath”
  • Air Quality Report via Twitter User:  “Smoke is filling up the Valley”

August 20:

  • Base Camp:  Setup at a Bible School near Fruitland.

August 19:

  • Stevens Co Fire Chief:  “Ash floating around in the skies and is still warm when it hits them, touches those around them.”

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Donations

  • Wildland Firefighter Foundation:  “Will make a huge difference for these families experiencing the loss of a firefighter tonight. The WFF supports these families like no other, and supports those injured too. Please donate!
    RIP brave heroes keeping others safe. https://www.facebook.com/WFFoundation?fref=ts” This is from a Twitter supporter.  You can Make a Difference in a Family’s life.  Click on this link today.

Thank you for what you all are doing out there.  Wishing safety and prayers to get those darn fires out.  We appreciate your tireless efforts, hard work and dedication.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRE | Carpenter Rd Fire | August 20, 2015 | PM SitRep

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

~ William Shakespeare

SUMMARY

  • Location:  35 miles NW of Spokane
  • Start:  8/14/15
  • Cause:  Lightning
  • Acres:  9658

FIRE STATUS

  • Fire Behavior:  Extreme.
  • Threatened:  400 homes & structures, 5 commercial properties, 200 others
  • Containment:  0%

Carpenter Road Fire Map. Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team. [8/19/15]

Map updated on 8/18/15. Courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Blue Team.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • Destroyed:  16 homes destroyed; unknown number of “other” structures reportedly destroyed.

RESOURCES, EQUIPMENT

  • Personnel:  301
  • Crews:  5
  • Helicopters:  3
  • Engines:  32
  • Actions:  Structure Protection

EVACUATIONS

Level 3 [Mandatory evacuation. Leave your home/business now for your own personal safety.]

  • Lessig Road along the Springdale Hunters Road to Springdale. This includes all secondary roads off of Springdale Hunters Road including Gennett Road and Rosehill Road and other road spurs to the South.
  • Region from Belinger Road to the SOUTHEAST “the way the crow flies” to State Highway 231.
  • Out of Fruitland Valley which includes Fruitland Valley Road and Turk Road.

Level 2 [Prepare to evacuate. This is a mid-range level of preparing to evacuate and also a level of voluntary evacuation.]

  • From the Spokane Agency Reservation boundary south to Lake Roosevelt (to include the West End Community).
  • From Springdale Hunters Road to Waitts Lake.
  • From Belinger Road EAST to State Highway 231.
  • From area around Waitts Lake to the Huckleberry Mountains south to Springdale Hunters Road to State Highway 231.

FIRE CONTACT INFO

Call Center

  • Operational Period: 0800 – 2100 PDT
  • Phone Lines: 509-722-6040 or  509-722-6165

ALERTS

Red Flag Warning

  • Initiated due to hot dry weather, very low relative humidity, and strong winds in the Columbia River Valley. These conditions have led to the persistence of the same extreme fire behavior as has been seen over the past several days.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Donations

  • Wildland Firefighter Foundation:  “Will make a huge difference for these families experiencing the loss of a firefighter tonight. The WFF supports these families like no other, and supports those injured too. Please donate!
    RIP brave heroes keeping others safe. https://www.facebook.com/WFFoundation?fref=ts” This is from a Twitter supporter.  You can Make a Difference in a Family’s life.  Click on this link today.

Thank you for what you all are doing out there.  Wishing safety and prayers to get those darn fires out.  We appreciate your tireless efforts, hard work and dedication.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog