The Wildfire Log | 8-5-2019 | Monday

WASHINGTON STATE | Here is the Sit Rep (recap) of wildfires in our State on Monday, August 5, 2019.

POPEYES CORNER | 1413 hours

A fire broke out on 116th in Marysville in Snohomish County sending out fire resources to the area at 1413 hours.  0.8 acres of grass, brush and timber were destroyed.

It is in a patrol status.

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FRUITLAND FIRE | 1537 hours

This wildfire is located on Lantzy Road in Stevens County that started today from an unknown cause. Resources include IC NC 7307 @ 1658 hours PDT.  Others are C101, TE11, E552 E5564 NC 7306 NC 7307.  They had arrived on-scene prior to the IC at 1545 hours.  There has been 0.5 acres of grass, brush, timber, logs and duff.

This is an open incident.

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HAVILLAH ROAD FIRE | 1513 hours

The Havillah Road Fire is located on the same name it is named after.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched at 1513 hours for a small burning wildfire held to only 0.01 acre of grass.  IC 7106 arrived at 1546 hours.

This fire is in patrol status.  All resources have been released.

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MOUNTAIN MEADOWS FIRE | 1348 hours

Fire resources and assets were dispatched to Pend Oreille County, where a wildfire aws burning on Deeter Road at 1348 hours.  Resources deployed were:  AR 25, 442, 445, 451 and 63. FL 34, HTs 42 and 44 and INVF Kaino. IC is OH Bortner.  About 0.8 acre of grass, brush, reproduction and timber have been destroyed.

This is an open  incident.

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LOGANBERRY FIRE | 1101 hours

At 1101 hours this morning, fire resources were dispatched to a small wildfire burning in Thurston County’s Rochester.  Quickly crews have held the fire back to 0.1 acres of consumed grass.

It is in patrol status. Resources released.

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KENNYDELL FIRE  | 0849 hours

A small fire ignited in at 6745  Fairview Rd SW in Olympia, the location of a 40-acre park that features 1,000 ft of freshwater beach as well as trails, athletic fields and a swimming pool.  Fire resources responded to a wildfire in the area and containing it to a 0.1 acres of brush and light timber.  Dispatch time was at 0849 hours.

Contained & under control at 1110 hours.  In Patrol status.

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ON-GOING INCIDENTS

DEVORE CREEK FIRE  | Started 7/26/2019

The Devore Creek Fire ignited from lightning at 0000 hours on July 23, 2019, and reported on July 26, 2019.  This is a long burning wildfire.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin, burning above an elevation of 8,000 feet in heavy timber.

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Credit | Oscar Vargas, USDA FS

About 189 acres have burned and there is still a 0% containment status.  There are 83 fire personnel along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.  There is a NIMO (Phoenix) is managing this incident.

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ESQUATZEL FIRE | Started 8/4/2019

The Esquatzel Fire is located about 2 miles NE of Eltopia and was started on August 4, 2019.  The cause is unknown at this time.  500 acres of grass have been burned and crews have a 40% containment status.  There is a minimal fire behavior and the fire has been dozer lined. Fire Managers do not expect any growth from this fire.

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KUSSHI CREEK FIRE | Started 7/24/2019

The Kusshi Creek Fire started on July 24, 2019, from lightning.  The fire is located about 37 miles south of Yakima.  There has been 953 acres of timber with a 90% containment status.  Currently, fire behavior is minimal.

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LEFT HAND FIRE  | Started 7/23/2019

The Left Hand Fire started from lightning at 0000 on July 23, 2019, and is located about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on this date from a passing thunderstorm.  The fire has destroyed 3406 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached an 92% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

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WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE  | Started 7/23/2019

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Active fire behavior.  The fire has now destroyed 13,497 acres of timber, brush and old logging slash and still has a 20% containment status.

The Structure Protecion Group successfully burned out around the buildings at the Goat Ranch aka Hellsgate Ranch prior to the Williams Flats Fire burning into the area.

Credit | Colville Agency – BIA

There are currently 20 homes and 20 other minor structures being threatened.  Approximately, 542  fire personnel along with overhead and support staffing are assigned to this incident, along with 11 crews, 7 helicopters and 16 engines.

Fire behavior is moderate with group torching, flanking and torching.  It is currently moving east and has crossed over Brody Creek Road and Redford Canyon.   Personnel are being challenged by steep slopes, limited access and primitive road conditions, which have slowed them down with their containment efforts.

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident on Saturday at 1800 hours.

ICP is located at the Keller Community Center. The Helibase is located at the Wilbur Airport.

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/5/2019 @ 2045 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | 8-4-2019

WASHINGTON STATE | Here is the Sit Rep (recap) of wildfires in our State on Sunday, as of the time this was posted.

BLACKBERRY FARM FIRE | 1758 hours

Resources include:  IC Goodwin and Engines 5466 and 5544 were dispatched this evening at 1758 hours to SR 9 in Arlington (Snohomish County).  The fire has destroyed 0.5 acres of brush and timber and has an unknown containment status.

This is an open Incident.

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Credit | NWFB (Stock Photo)

ESQUATZEL FIRE | 1550 hours

The Esquatzel Fire is located on Highway 395 in Franklin County.   Resources include:  IC C-6695 along with Crew-6201, DIV-602, E6696 (BLM).The fire has scorched 500 acres.  Containment status is unknown.

This is an open Incident.

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CATLIN CANYON FIRE | 1522 hours

The Catlin Canyon Fire was located in Catlin Canyon area in Kittitas County.  Resources included:  IC Hilleman as of 1724 hours, along with SE-461, 463 and 468, which were dispatched at 1522 hours.   There was 0.76 acres of grass and brush destroyed.

Contained at 1724 hours. Controlled at 1744 hours.

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FISH FLATS FIRE | 1411 hours

A wildfire broke out today, prompting resources being dispatched through the Central WA Interagency Communications Center today at 1411 hours.  It was located in Fish Flats in Yakima County.  Resources included:  Clark (IC) along with Engines 311, 382 and SE-539.  About 0.72 acres of grass, timber and snags were consumed.

This is an open Incident.

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UPPER GRANITE FIRE | 1303 hours

Fire broke out in Pend Oreille County’s Harvey Creek, sending dispatched personnel and equipment at 1303 hours.   Resources include:  AR441, 449, 450, 61,  Engines 31 (IC), 32 and HT 44 were on-scene at 1452 hours.   0.3 acres of timber, snags, logs and duff were burned.

This is an open Incident.

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BOAT LAUNCH FIRE | 1300 hours

A wildfire ignited on Rimrock Penninsula in Yakima County earlier this afternoon sending resources and equipment to the area at 1300 hours.  0.1 acre of logs were consumed.

Controlled, contained and out at 1332 hours.

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VINYARD 22 FIRE  | 1247 hours

Fire resources were dispatched at 1247 hours to I Road in Grant County for a wildfire.  About 3 acres of grass and brush have been destroyed.

This is an open Incident.

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GOLD BACK TRAIL FIRE | 1135 hours, 0619 hours

This wildfire is located in Dishman HIlls in Spokane County.  Resources included AR 63 (IC) along with HTs 41 and 43 were dispatched at 0619 hours to the incident.  .01 acres of grass and brush burned.

Contained at 1000 hours. Controlled at 1800 hours. In Patrol Status.

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ON-GOING INCIDENTS

WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE 

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.  Active fire behavior.  The fire has consumed 10,438 acres of timber, brush and old logging slash and still has a 0% containment status.

Williams Flats Fire on the afternoon of 8-3-2019

Credit | Colville Agency – BIA

LUNDSTROM BUTTE FIRE | New wildfire

The Lundstrom Butte  Fire is a new wildfire that is located within the Williams Flats Fire perimeter.  Currently, it has burned 6 acres and has a  0% containment status.

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident on Saturday at 1800 hours.

ICP is located at the Keller Community Center. The Helibase is located at the Wilbur Airport.

Resources include:

  • 266 personnel
  • 2 – Type 1 hand crews
  • 1 Type 2 IA hand crews
  • 4 Type 2 hand crews
  • 5 Heavy copters
  • 2 Medium copters
  • 5 Engines
  • 5 Dozers
  • 5 Water Tenders

Additional types of resources listed above are on order and continue to arrive throughout each morning, day and evening.

Level 2 evacuations are in effect for one home.  More assessments will be conducted by the structure group and continue to monitor the area. Multiple road closures are in place to the public including Kuehne, Frielander, Canteen Creek and Refrigerator Canyon  Roads.

Total Cost-to-Date fire suppression and containment costs for both wildfires have reached $350,000.

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DEVORE CREEK FIRE 

The Devore Creek Fire ignited from lightning at 0000 hours on July 23, 2019, and reported on July 26, 2019.  This is a long burning wildfire.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin, burning above an elevation of 8,000 feet in heavy timber.  A hotshot crew arrived by boat today to reopen a community protection line built in 2015 on the southwestern edge of the community of Stehekin.

Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, grass, outdoor and nature

Credit | Oscar Vargas, USDA FS

The fire has destroyed about 189 acres of heavy timber and appears to have a remaining 0% containment status. There are 83 fire personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.    The lead Fire Agency is the USDA  Forest Service. The fire is still burning but Fire Managers report that the fire behavior is minimal with creeping, smoldering and single-tree torching.  Today, the fire has reached a total of $569,000 cost-to-date.

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LEFT HAND FIRE 

The Left Hand Fire started from lightning at 0000 on July 23, 2019, and is located about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on this date from a passing thunderstorm.  The fire has destroyed 3,459 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached an 85% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

Photo from Tuesday, July 30 depicting a variety of burn intensity in a patchwork pattern in most places. Ranging from pockets of crown fire to less severe underburn fire.

SW Flank of fire. Credit | OWNF

There is currently 598 total fire personnel attached to this incident along with 15 crews, 23 engines and 8 helicopters.

There are still 197 homes and 50 other structures that are still under direct threat. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1/Get Ready order along SR 410.  Suppression and containment costs-to-date have reach an all-time high of $7.6 Million Dollars.

This is an open Incident.

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/4/2019 @ 2025 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | 8-3-2019

WASHINGTON STATE | It was a busy day for fire resources on Saturday.  Here is a recap of the fire activities that happened over the weekend.

No photo description available.

Credit | NWFB (Stock Photo)

APPLEWAY DISHMAN FIRE | 0133 hours

Located in the Dishman Hills Natural area in Spokane County. Crews were dispatched at 0133 hours PDT and arrived o/s quickly. They were able to contain and control the fire 0430 hours. Grass, brush and light timber were the fire fuels.  Fire limited to 0.1 acre.

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WILLIAMS FLATS FIRE | 0323  hours (by BIA)

This wildfire is located 5 miles SE of Keller on the Colville Indian Reservation.

Fire behavior is reported as extreme with wind-driven runs, short crown runs and short-range spotting.  The cause has been determined to be sparked by lightning.

About 8,200 acres have been destroyed and a 0% containment status remains.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, outdoor and nature

Credit | Brenda Clemenson Nee 

Fire Management is in Unified Command with Colville Agency and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

NW Team 8 is the IMT which is in Command of this wildfire incident.

Resources include 2 Type 1 crews (Hot Shots), 2 20-person crews, 2 12-person crews, 3 Dozers, 12 Type 6 Engines, 5 Tenders, 1 Air Attack, 3 Fire Bosses, 3 Type 1 Tanker, 1 Type 1 Rotor and 1 Lead Plane. 132 personnel are the fire line.

No structures have been reported as damaged or lost but there is one structure and cultural resources that are being threatened.

The Cost-to-Date for fire suppression and costs have reached $150,000.

This is an active Incident.

Colville Tribal Natural Resource Police Officers are asking boaters to stay clear of firefighting efforts at the Lake Roosevelt Recreational area.

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DEVORE CREEK FIRE | 1200 hours on 7-23-2019

The Devorce Creek Fire is a long burning wildfire which started on July 23, 2019, from a lightning strike.  It is located about 3 air miles SW of Stehekin.

Image may contain: cloud, sky, mountain, grass, outdoor and nature

Credit | USFS – OKNF

The fire has destroyed about 180 acres of heavy timber and appears to have a remaining 0% containment status.

There are 85 fire personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 3 helicopters.  The lead Fire Agency is the USDA  Forest Service.

On July 28th, there were approximately 45 personnel on-scene and the cost-to-date had been raised to $200,000 for cost-to-date expenses for firefighting suppression and containment costs.  It was stated by USFS on containment completion as no estimate known at this time.

The fire is still burning but Fire Managers report that the fire behavior is minimal with creeping, smoldering and single-tree torching.

Today, the fire has reached a total of $346,000 cost-to-date.

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LEFT HAND FIRE | 1200 on 7-23-2019

The Left Hand Fire is burning about 17 miles NW of Naches in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest that was one of many wildfires ignited by lightning on July 23, 2019.

The fire has destroyed 3,459 acres of timber and crews have successfully reached a 70% containment status.  It is still burning but now has a minimal fire behavior that is both creeping and smoldering.

There is currently 598 total fire personnel attached to this incident along with 15 crews, 8 helicopters and 23 engines.

There are still 197 homes and 50 other structures under direct threat. Evacuation levels have been reduced to a Level 1/Get Ready order along SR 410.

Suppression and containment costs-to-date have reach an all-time high of $7.4 Million Dollars.

No photo description available.

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HIGH TENSION FIRE | 1233 hours

The High Tension Fire was located on Highway 24 in Benton County. Fire crews were dispatched through the CWC Dispatch Center at 1233 hours.  Fire fuels included grass and brush.  The fire was contained to 5 acres at 1815 hours.

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CAP SANTE FIRE | 1344 hours

The Cap Sante Fire was located at the CAP Sante Lookout in Anacortes (Skagit County) which prompted resources to be dispatched at 1344 hours via the Northwest Dispatch Center.  The IC assigned was Schmitz along with additional unknown resources. The fire was limited to 0.25 acres of grass and brush being destroyed.  The fire is now in patrol status as of 2000 hours.

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BREA BURN FIRE  | 1604 hours

The fire was located on Brea Burn Road in Chelan County. Crews would be dispatched from the Central Washington Communications Center at 1604 hours which included IC Inglking, BATT-71, E 672 and SE 139.  Fire was brought under control and contained at 1733 hours. It was limited to 0.1 acre of brush scorched.

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HUCKLEBERRY MOUNTAIN FIRE | 1754 hours

Located in Pend Oreille County. Big Meadow Lake. Dispatched at 1754 hours PDT. Brush, light timber and duff were fire fuels. E31 was IC. 0.1 acre. Fire has been contained and is in patrol status.

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Our sincere apologies for no wildfire coverage during the last two weeks. We were having some major technical difficulties but we are back online and ready for some wildfire coverage and everything Fire, EMS and Disaster related.

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(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/4/2019 @ 0220 hours PDT

NW LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS: Week of December 6, 2015

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NO CLOSING DATES

CAMPUS SECURITY OFFICER. University Puget Sound – Tacoma, WA.  https://www2.pugetsound.jobs/psc/HRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=2651&PostingSeq=1&       [[[ NEW ]]]

CHIEF OF POLICE.  City of Mill Creek – Mill Creek, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25623639/Chief%20of%20Police/City%20of%20Mill%20Creek,%20WA/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 No Closing Date Listed.

COURT SECURITY OFFICER. Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1013839 No Closing Date listed.

DEPUTY – ENTRY. King County Sheriffs Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html.  No Closing Date.

DEPUTY – LATERAL.  King County Sheriff’s Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html No Closing Date.

DEPUTY SHERIFF.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924408/Deputy%20Sheriff%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date.

FEDERAL RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Seattle, WA   https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/12l_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=434960&src=JB-10080  No Closing Date listed.

FINANCIAL CRIMES MANAGER 1.  Wells Fargo Bank – Portland, OR.  http://wellsfargojobs.com/us/portland-(or)/compliance/jobid9078601-financial-crimes-mgr-1 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  Confederated Tribes of Chehalis Reservation – Chehalis WA. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Confederated-Tribes-of-the-Chehalis-Reservation/jobs/Police-Officer-c1464fce9a1504a9?q=law+enforcement   No Closing Date listed. [[[ NEW ]]] 

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  City of Bellevue – Bellevue, WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/14501966/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Bellevue%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  Spokane PD – Spokane WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924412/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY. Vancouver PD – Vancouver, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924387/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Vancouver%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Everett – Everett, WA    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5301832076.html  No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  City of Forest Grove – Forest Grove, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/forestgrove/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1297661 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Oak Harbor PD – Oak Harbor, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23429818/Police%20Officer/Oak%20Harbor%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Olympia PD – Olympia, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=335246 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office – Everett, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23172514/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Snohomish%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Monroe PD – Monroe, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/24520096/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Monroe%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  Lakewood PD – Lakewood, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakewoodwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=275207.  No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of Eugene – Eugene, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292641   No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of St. Helena, OR.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-St.-Helens/jobs/Police-Officer-cc32a672fad9cc47?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvckRc6gBZ-8AUMHGx4KzNJfhrZSQNflZStS4Ux6MaTyQlPYb9sfpuXPfdOZqUfVb0b1MBqUJSd_ca19y9WYZFSw  No Closing Date listed.

STATE TROOPER – ENTRY LEVEL.  WA State Patrol – Statewide, WA http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924358/WSP%20Trooper%20-%20Entry/Washington%20State%20Patrol/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed. 

DECEMBER CLOSING DATES

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.  City of Seattle – Seattle Animal Shelter. Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=129418  Closes 12/8/15.

CRIMINAL DIVISION CHIEF. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1288858 Closes 12/8/15.

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Washington State Dept of Fish & Wildlife – Olympia, WA http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1101616 Closes 12/15/15. 

ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICER.  Oak Harbor PD – Oak Harbor, WA.   https://www2.pugetsound.jobs/psc/HRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=2651&PostingSeq=1& c Closes 12/31/15.  [[[ NEW ]]]

POLICE OFFICER.  City of Kennewisk PD – Kennewick, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25626898/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Kennewick%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 Closes 12/31/15. 

POLICE PROJECT COORDINATOR.  City of Shoreline, WA.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/5331168048.html Closes 12/8/15.

SHERIFF CADET – CIVIL SERVICE.  Snohomish County Sheriff Office, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1262706      Closes 12/16/15.

2016 CLOSING DATES

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OVERSIGHT. King County Council – Seattle, WA      http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274428 Closes 1/4/16.

CHIEF OF POLICE.  Kirkland PD – Kirkland, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25907754/Chief%20of%20Police/Kirkland%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 Closes 1/19/16.

 POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292475    Closes 2/12/16.

RECRUIT TROOPER. OR State Patrol – Statewide, OR   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1288717/recruit-trooper  Closing 1/3/16. 

 

We wish you Luck!

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

NW LAW ENFORCEMENT JOBS: Sunday, November 29, 2015

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NO CLOSING DATES

CHIEF OF POLICE.  City of Mill Creek – Mill Creek, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25623639/Chief%20of%20Police/City%20of%20Mill%20Creek,%20WA/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 No Closing Date Listed.

COURT SECURITY OFFICER. Kitsap County – Bremerton, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kitsap/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1013839 No Closing Date listed.

DEPUTY – ENTRY. King County Sheriffs Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html.  No Closing Date.

DEPUTY – LATERAL.  King County Sheriff’s Office – Seattle, WA   http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5312938586.html No Closing Date.

** NEW!! ** DEPUTY SHERIFF.  Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924408/Deputy%20Sheriff%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date.

FEDERAL RESERVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Seattle, WA   https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/12l_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=434960&src=JB-10080  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** FINANCIAL CRIMES MANAGER 1.  Wells Fargo Bank – Portland, OR.  http://wellsfargojobs.com/us/portland-(or)/compliance/jobid9078601-financial-crimes-mgr-1 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  City of Bellevue – Bellevue, WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/14501966/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Bellevue%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY.  Spokane PD – Spokane WA.  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924412/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Spokane%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

** NEW!! ** POLICE OFFICER – ENTRY. Vancouver PD – Vancouver, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924387/Police%20Officer%20-%20Entry/Vancouver%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Everett – Everett, WA    http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/gov/5301832076.html  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** POLICE OFFICER.  City of Forest Grove – Forest Grove, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/forestgrove/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1297661 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Oak Harbor PD – Oak Harbor, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23429818/Police%20Officer/Oak%20Harbor%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. City of Olympia PD – Olympia, WA  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/olympiawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=335246 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER.  Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office – Everett, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/23172514/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Snohomish%20County%20Sheriff’s%20Office/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER. Monroe PD – Monroe, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/24520096/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Monroe%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  Lakewood PD – Lakewood, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lakewoodwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=275207.  No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of Eugene – Eugene, OR  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292641   No Closing Date listed.

POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL.  City of St. Helena, OR.  http://www.indeed.com/cmp/City-of-St.-Helens/jobs/Police-Officer-cc32a672fad9cc47?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvckRc6gBZ-8AUMHGx4KzNJfhrZSQNflZStS4Ux6MaTyQlPYb9sfpuXPfdOZqUfVb0b1MBqUJSd_ca19y9WYZFSw  No Closing Date listed.

** NEW!! ** STATE TROOPER – ENTRY LEVEL.  WA State Patrol – Statewide, WA http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25924358/WSP%20Trooper%20-%20Entry/Washington%20State%20Patrol/?vnet=0&max=25&str=26  No Closing Date Listed. 

DECEMBER CLOSING DATES

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER.  City of Seattle – Seattle Animal Shelter. Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=129418  Closes 12/8/15.

COMMUNITY SERVICE OFFICER – B CRIME PREVENTION SPECIALIST. City of St. Helena, OR.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1289087   Closes 12/4/15. 

CRIMINAL DIVISION CHIEF. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1288858 Closes 12/8/15.

ENFORCEMENT OFFICER. Washington State Dept of Fish & Wildlife – Olympia, WA http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1101616 Closes 12/15/15. 

POLICE CHIEF.  City of Talent – Talent, OR    http://mailtribune.careers.adicio.com/jobs/city-of-talent-police-chief-search-talent-or-97540-82208403-d  Closes 12/1/15.

POLICE OFFICER.  City of Kennewisk PD – Kennewick, WA   http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25626898/Entry%20Level%20Police%20Officer/Kennewick%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=51&max=25 Closes 12/31/15. 

** NEW!! ** PARK RANGER 1 – NEHALEM BAY STATE PARK.  Nehalem, OR.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1289053/park-ranger-1-nehalem-bay-state-park  Closes 12/7/15.

** NEW!!**  POLICE PROJECT COORDINATOR.  City of Shoreline, WA.  http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/5331168048.html Closes 12/8/15.

SHERIFF CADET – CIVIL SERVICE.  Snohomish County Sheriff Office, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/snohomish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1262706      Closes 12/16/15.

TRAINING SPECIALIST.  ID State Police. Meridian, ID  https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=08015015933    Closes 12/7/15.

2016 CLOSING DATES

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OVERSIGHT. King County Council – Seattle, WA      http://agency.governmentjobs.com/kingcounty/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1274428 Closes 1/4/16.

** NEW!! ** CHIEF OF POLICE.  Kirkland PD – Kirkland, WA  http://jobs.colorscareers.com/jobseeker/job/25907754/Chief%20of%20Police/Kirkland%20Police%20Department/?vnet=0&str=26&max=25 Closes 1/19/16.

 POLICE OFFICER – LATERAL. City of Seattle PD – Seattle, WA   http://agency.governmentjobs.com/seattle/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1292475    Closes 2/12/16.

RECRUIT TROOPER. OR State Patrol – Statewide, OR   https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1288717/recruit-trooper  Closing 1/3/16. 

 

We wish you Luck!

(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.

Kirkland Parks 2013 153

(2013 Photo Credit:  LR Swenson)

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.

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

 

Seattle Fire Responds to Major MCI on Dangerous Aurora Bridge

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Seattle, Washington | Aurora Bridge or also known as Highway 99, played host to a deadly crash scene on Friday morning, involving The Seattle Duck tour vehicle and a chartered tourist bus.  Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle veering into the other lane striking the larger bus, including two additional cars.

One media source reported that the driver may have had a mechanical issue with one of the front tires. Seattle PD was last investigating the closed roadway.  NTSB Investigators had arrived at the accident scene involving two commercial vehicles  and two civilian cars [were towed away shortly afterwards].

Four International college students were killed and over 50 were medically evaluated. Some were serious injuries. Patients needing additional medical attention were transported to Harborview Medical Center [HMC] and area hospitals.

EMS UNITS DEPLOYED

Seattle Fire units were dispatched to the crash site located at the 3700 block of Auroran Avenue N or more pinpointed on the Aurora Bridge just above Lake Union.  It is known by locals where many serious accidents have occurred over the years. Seattle Fire Units began emptying the City around 1111 hours, as they responded. According to the City’s CAD system, these are the units that were dispatched:

  • Engines 2, 8, 9, 18, 20, 21, 22, 25, 34, 36, 41. [11 units]
  • Ladders 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10. [6 units]
  • Medics 10, 16, 18, 28, 31, 44 [Supervisor], 81, 82. [8 units]
  • Aid Units 5,  [1 unit]
  • Rescue Units:  L7, Rescue 1, Aid 14 [All Respond together] [3 units]
  • Command: B4 & 6, Deputy 1, Staff 10, Safety 2 [5 units]
  • Air 9 [1 unit]
  • Additional Units:  MCI1, PIO, MAB1 [3]

That is an impressive 38 units dispatched, deployed and were on scene within minutes. Mutual Aid arrived from the assistance of Shoreline Fire Department medics.

ABOUT DUCK TOURS

The Duck Tours of Seattle, is an independent and locally owned business by Brian Tracey, a longtime Seattle resident and original host of King5’s Evening Magazine.  Opening in 1997, Tracey saw a need for travel in the Lake Union area, waddling away with the ingenious idea of creating a tour Company as both entertaining and as a business adventure.  For the past 13 years, he has applied his many decades of talents, entrepreneurship skills and experience, making this one of the most successful Tour companies in the State.

Currently, he owns 20 DUKWS  with 120 employees, which include: 40 Captains, 9 highly skilled and heavy-duty mechanics and a great staff of compassionate individuals whose main focus is on entertainment and providing the best customer service as anyone can possibly provide or even match, making them a valuable commodity.

The “ride” is a 90-minute tour of Seattle from many tourist attractions in the downtown area where one stop to pick up passengers is either at the Space Needle or Westlake Center, both very busy with foot, motorized and vehicle traffic whizzing by. The website describes the tour waddles one hour on land and swims 30 minutes in water.

Prices range from $1 [infant] to $29 per person.

The business boasts their Award-Winning recognition for the last eight years as the “Best City Tour Company” by King5’s Evening Magazine.  This is Tracey’s former employer.

WHAT IS A DUCK?

A DUKW is described as an amphibious landing craft developed by the U.S. Army during World War II to deliver cargo from ships at sea to the shore.  D for Built in 1942. U for Amphibious 2-ton truck. K for front wheel drive. W for rear wheel drive. And, therefore the name “Duck” was born.  The Army used these vehicles until the mid-60’s and have been known to be used by the Police Departments, Fire Departments and rescue units.

A local radio guest stated they are not the “exact” DUKW used in the war but they are similar in that they have the same round shape of the vehicle. They are said to be newer & more safe than original U.S. Army models made in the 40’s.

The Seafair Pirates currently have one they’ve named Moby Dick. You can see their DUKW in action annually when the Pirates “land” on Alki Beach [Seattle] in celebratory opening of iconic Seafair and it’s festivities.

SAFETY PROMOTED

There are 40 “Duck” Captains with the  Seattle tour company that carry a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s License, a Commercial Driver’s License [CDL], are CPR/First Aid certified and must pass a rigorous training program.

The boats are inspected by the USCG and bi-annually by the DOT.  They are frequently audited by both on a regular basis.

In a 2010 interview with a local TV news channel after the 2010 Delaware River Duck Tour fatality incident, Seattle Duck tour owner Brian Tracey stated:

“We are not related to the Philadelphia boat company. We are locally and independent run business here in Seattle.  Our boats are newer, safer and less than five years old as they are built on truck chassis.”

The Company prides itself on having an Operations manual that is used as a guideline by others around the Country.

SAFETY ALL QUACKED UP

In a NTSB investigative report on the sinking of the Miss Majestic vessel in 1999, the Safety Board researched available accident history on amphibious passenger vehicles. They found U.S. Coast Guard records show between March 6, 1991 to May 1, 1999, 18 of these vehicles had been involved in accidents including six [6] of them with some degree of flooding.  In December 1999, a meeting bringing operators, Coast Guard and technical experts together to discuss amphibious passenger vehicle safety.

September 23, 2015 – Aurora Ave N Bridge, Seattle [WA]

Media sources say Duck No 6 had not been inspected since 2003 – that’s 12 years ago. We took information from the Company’s website stating they have these vehicles inspected regularly. [Courtesy: Fox News – http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/09/26/duck-boat-involved-in-seattle-crash-was-last-inspected-12-years-ago-report-says/%5D

August 2014 – Lake Delton – Wisconsin

A Ride the Duck tour vehicle collided with a truck on Lake Delton, Wisconsin’s County-A highway. At the time of the post, Investigators state it’s possible the truck with two [2] occupants may have crossed the center line hitting the amphibious passenger vehicle.

13 people were taken to nearby hospitals.  None of them were life-threatening. [ http://www.piercecountyherald.com/content/wisconsin-news-round-accident-involving-wisconsin-dellss-duck-boat-injures-13 ]

September 29, 2013 – River Thames – London [England]

“Cleopatra”

The UK Government was also investigating this incident. fire on board the DUKW amphibious vehicle Cleopatra on the River Thames, London, England. [ https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/safety-warning-issued-after-2-separate-accidents-on-dukw-amphibious-passenger-vehicles-during-2013 ]

30 passengers jumped overboard and were later rescued by Fire personnel, Police and other passing boats. [ http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1895002 ]

Investigation report dated December 2013. [ http://www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/documents/s36965/Thames%20Passenger%20Boat%20Investigation%20Committee%20-%20Appendix%201%20-%20Safety%20on%20Board.pdf ]

The following Press Release was issued by Porcellio Manufacturing Ltd on 30 September 2013 in response to the fire on a London DUKW.

“A manufacturer of modern amphibious vehicles has warned that a blaze, which saw 30 passengers evacuated from a craft on The Thames yesterday (29 September), was “an accident waiting to happen.

This is the third accident in 2013 so far and follows two in Liverpool, in which two similar machines sank. In the wake of the news, the manufacturer is now urging authorities to withdraw the current certificates for all old crafts currently running tours in the UK, until they can be checked for compliance against the latest regulations.” – Managing Director Howard Slater of Porcello Mfg Ltd on SeaHorse Amphibious Passenger vehicles.

June 15, 2013 – Salthouse Dock – Liverpool [England]

“Wacker Quacker 1”

The UK Government is looking into the flooding and sinking of the DUKW amphibious vehicle Wacker Quacker 1 in Salthouse Dock, Liverpool, England, owned and operated by Yellow Duckmarine.

The Government issued a warning to Coast Guard and Maritime Agencies about DUKW passenger vehicles. [ https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/safety-warning-issued-after-2-separate-accidents-on-dukw-amphibious-passenger-vehicles-during-2013 ]

Approximately 31 passengers including children were on board at the time of the sinking. 27 patients treated and transported to area hospitals. No serious injuries or deaths reported.

October 2011 – Pike Street – Downtown Seattle [WA]

A motorcyclist was waiting at a stop light on Pike when it turned green. A DUKW aka Seattle Duck Tours bus was behind him, hit the gas pedal running over him and dragging him several yards.

The victim was seriously injured and later would file a lawsuit against the company. Media sources did not know what the settlement or status of that lawsuit was. [ http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/local/man-injured-ride-ducks-crash-hold-news-conference/nNzfg/ ]

Around July 16, 2010 – Downtown Boston [MA]

Media reports of only nine [9] days later after the Philly accident, a DUKW lost its brakes on a Boston Highway [Charles Circle / Storrow Drive in downtown Boston], causing the amphibious passenger vehicle to smash into seven [7] cars, injuring five [5] people.

Boston Duck Tours is not owned by the Ride the Ducks but does provide “duck” tours.  [ http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Duck-Boat-Crashes-in-Boston-5-Injured-98623299.html ]

The cause was unknown at the time this post was published.

July 7, 2010 – Delaware River – Philadelphia [PA]

Philadelphia’s Duck Tour Captain collided with a barge that caused the vessel to run down the tourist vehicle causing all 37 customers to be dumped into Delaware River. The Duck sank. 2 student tourists were killed when they drowned. [http://mynorthwest.com/11/340572/Seattle-Ride-the-Ducks-running-after-accident]

2 tourist families brought lawsuits against the company for both tourist deaths, settling for $17M.

December 8, 2001 – Lake Union – Seattle [WA]

“DUKW No. 1”

Seattle’s DUKW No. 1, a 33-foot amphibious passenger vehicle began taking on water five [5] minutes into its tour on Lake Union from one of the city’s neighboring boat launches. The bilge alarm began sounded and the Captain noticed water discharging, immediately headed back to shore after contacting their Dispatch Center.A passing boat safely assisted passengers on to their own vessel.

There were no injuries or deaths reported.

After being attempted to be towed across the lake by Harbor Patrol, the vessel sank in 25 feet of water. After being salvaged, Investigators found that there was a 4 1/2″ access plug that was missing.

The Driver testified he was in a hurry and didn’t have time to confirm all 55 items on the Safety Checklist had been checked. All vehicles were modified to have the hull plugs permanently sealed to prevent this from happening again. There was one [1] boat operator along with 11 passengers on tour at time of accident.

$100,000 vehicle damage.

September 18, 2000 – Milwaukee Harbor – Milwaukee [WI]

“The Minnow”

The Minnow, a 21-foot long Alvis Stalwart-type amphibious passenger vehicle began taking on water after disembarking 13 passengers. A failed bearing on the end of a propulsion impeller shaft contributed to the vessel sinking. [U.S. Coast Guard. http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/cg545/alerts/0502.pdf ].

N0 injuries or deaths were reported.

$170,000 vehicle damage.

May 1, 1999 – Lake Hamilton – near Hot Springs [AR]

“Miss Majestic”

The Miss Majestic, a 31-foot amphibious passenger vehicle sank on Lake Hamilton near Hot Springs, Arkansas. 13 fatalities including 3 children out of 20 passengers and 2 crew members. Vehicle damage $100,000. A tear was located in the hull.

The company was supposed to have an alarm installed but never was. The root cause by investigators was that the DUKW the Company failed to repair and maintain the vehicle. [Source:  NTSB report http://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAR0201.pdf%5D

GOVERNMENTAL ADOPTIONS

The National Transportation Safety Board made and adopted Safety Recommendations in May of 2002.  [PDF is 52 pages long. Here is the link –> http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/19000/19700/19700/PB2002916605.pdf ]

SEATTLE FIRE

Seattle Firefighters, Medics, Command Staff, support staff and all mutual aid companies, including additional Medics from the Shoreline Fire Department responded quickly and swiftly to remove entrapped victims from all vehicles.  Can’t say enough great things about their heroics and how Seattle is one of the best Fire Departments in the Country.  Many will say they are doing what they were meant to do in life. We say it is definitely a calling of greatness in helping others.

Skilled with many hundreds if not logging thousands of hours becoming skillfully trained in many disciplines.  Their actions out on the roadway just went to prove how experienced they are, putting into action and compassionately removing injured victims.  To see one person deceased is hard on one’s soul and to see four with dozens and dozens of patients proves how great they are at their jobs and treating so many at once.

Great job Seattle Fire!

COMING TOGETHER AS ONE

Many agencies responded upon the scene from the Seattle Police Department, Seattle Department of Transportation and Seattle Fire Department and working in unison with the Emergency Operations Center.  This day was hard for many physically on and off scene, directly and indirectly involved and to area hospitals for doing a great job in triage, treating and your compassionate care of every single injured person.

Coming together as one shows that Seattle can handle anything – major and minor.

Thank you for your Service, Commitment and Dedication in everything you do day in and day out.  You are highly admired for your bravery in going in and taking care of so many and respected for the great things you do everyday.  Your communities thank you!

WE OFFER OUR SINCERE SYMPATHIES

We are deeply saddened by this tragedy in Seattle and we offer our sincere sympathies to those who were injured, to their loved ones and to those affected by today’s events. We are so sorry for your losses to your families, friends and to their communities they represented.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

 

WA FIRE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES |Tuesday | September 8, 2015

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” –Confucius

DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF

City of Redmond

Closes on Friday, 09/11/15 11:30 PM Pacific Time. $112,356.00 – $138,696.00 Annually. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/redmondwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1206707

City of Spokane

No Closing Date listed.  $122,586/annually. http://www.indeed.com/cmp/CITY-OF-SPOKANE/jobs/Deputy-Fire-Chief-54f0064eb46b7386?q=FIRE.

DEPUTY STATE FIRE MARSHAL 

WA State Patrol

Closes on Tuesday, 09/15/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time.  Snohomish County WA. $4,340.00 – $5,701.00 Monthly. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wsp/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1222386&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271.0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E.

FIRE DEPARTMENT DIESEL MECHANIC

East Olympia Fire District #6

Olympia, WA. No Closing date available.  $58,543 to $71,159 DOQ. https://www.dieseljobs.com/Fire-Department-Mechanic-1043109-j.html?gp_source=indeed39

FIREFIGHTER – EMT/PARAMEDIC

City of Richland

  Closes on Sunday, 09/13/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time. $4,601.10 – $5,976.21 Monthly. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1232788.

FIREFIGHTER – EMT & FF / PARAMEDIC

Snohomish Co Fire District #1

Everett WA. Closes on 11/9/15, 4pm. No Salary listed. http://jobs.heraldnet.com/Job?data=sX7zKBLRoz%2fmV1GgCkeQf3gUQhDSVZDiyvy7FbkLP2yifcwTQ4J3C6xV6pz0S2dDzGvRkQhGNi8%3d

FIREFIGHTER – ENTRY-LEVEL ** New! **

City of Spokane

Spokane, WA. Closes 9/13/15 @ 2359PDT. $39,651.12 – $78,362.64 Annually. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1150196/firefighter-open-entry?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

West Pierce Fire & Rescue

  University Place, WA. http://www.getemtjobs.com/entry-level-firefighter-fircrest-washington-74018776.htm?utm_source=simplyhired_desktop&utm_medium=ppc_desktop&utm_campaign=simplyhired_desktop

FIREFIGHTER – EXPERIENCED ** New! **

City of Everett FD

2 Openings. Deadlines [Application & Testing dates] on 9/25/15. http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/gov/5203390076.html

FIREFIGHTER – LATERAL

City of Vancouver

Closes on Saturday, 10/31/15 5:00 PM Pacific Time $66,192.00 – $90,360.00 Annually. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vancouver/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1237513

FIREFIGHTER – [Supervisory Wildland Firefighter  / Supervisory Range/Forestry Technician]  ** New! **

U.S. Dept of Bureau Land Management [BLM]

Wenatchee, WA. Deadline 9/15/15. $18.96/hour. https://blm.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/413114400

U.S. Forest Service

Trout Lake, WA. http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/9a520dbd-dec5-4d18-95e6-f43befeb2ca5?mescoid=1900304001001&jobPosition=6#

Stevenson, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/monster/614dbe17-d3bd-4986-89f0-7307e0439412?mescoid=1900304001001&jobPosition=7

FIREFIGHTER – RESIDENT ** New! **

KCFD #28

Enumclaw WA. Testing 9/13 & 9/29 in Kent thru National Testing Network. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/gov/5203119165.html.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN – FIRE ** New! **

U.S. Dept. of the Interior / National Park Service

Pt Angeles, WA. No Closing Date or Salary listed. https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/81715574?trk=vsrp_jobs_res_name&trkInfo=VSRPsearchId%3A731777051441769014956%2CVSRPtargetId%3A81715574%2CVSRPcmpt%3Aprimary

RANGE TECHNICIAN ** New! **

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Nespelem WA. http://www.simplyhired.com/job/range-technician-i-job/the-confederated-tribes-of-the-colville/plwyg6zo6n?cid=kjlfbfjboyftrdqjciystjkwtuyrokrj

SAFETY MANAGER – WMS BAND 2 ** New! **

WA Dept of Natural Resources [DNR]

Thurston County [Olympia] WA. http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1235231$60,096.00 – $76,692.00 Annually

Good Luck!

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

WA WILDFIRE | Chelan Complex | August 20, 2015 | PM SitRep

FIRE SUMMARY

Complex Fires: Black Canyon, McFarland, Reach and Wolverine Fires.
Location: 1 Mile S of Chelan
• Start:  8/14/15
Cause: Unknown
Fire Mobe:  Approved, as of 8/14/15

Sikorsky Skycrane dipping straight out of Lake Chelan in support of initial attack.

Sikorsky Skycrane dipping right out of Lake Chelan. Courtesy via Inciweb

FIRES IN COMPLEX

  • Wolverine Fire: 40,904 acres. 30% containment
  • Reach Fire:  68,465 acres. 49% containment.
  • First Creek:  1902 acres.  2% containment.
  • Black Canyon Fire:  11,394 acres. 2% containment.
  • Blakenship Fire:  180 acres.  0% containment.
  • Total Acres:  122,845.

Courtesy of Reach Complex Fire Info Facebook page.

RESOURCES / EQUIPMENT

  • Personnel:  993
  • Crews: 27
  • Engines: 78
  • Water Tenders: 17
  • Bulldozers:  16
  • Helicopters: 5
  • Fixed Wings: 2

This Image shows you where most fires lie. Courtesy of the Reach Complex Facebook Page

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

  • Chelan Co Fire Districts #7, 10
  • Chelan Co Sheriff Office
  • WA DNR
  • USDA Forest Service
  • National Park Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
Wolverine Fire

Smokey conditions at the Wolverine Fire. Courtesy of Inciweb

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

  • Chelan Co: 67 lost
  • Douglas Co: 17 [incl residences, businesses & outbuildings] lost

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The Whos. The Whys. The Whats.  And, The Hows – Important Contact Info [Persons Affected by Wildfires]

ASSISTANCE

USDA Farm Service Agency

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Indemnity Program

Tree Assistance Program

WA State Dept. of Revenue

Wolverine Fire

The Wolverine Fire burns hot and heavy in this #FireImage. Courtesy of Inciweb

DRIVERS LICENSE, DOCUMENT REPLACEMENT

Dept of Licensing – http://www.dol.wa.gov/dol-services.html

  • Offering those affected by wildfires expedited service
  • Accepts inquiries via phone #360-902-0172, in person or online

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

DSHS Community Services Office [Wenatchee]

  • Open & serving clients affected by wildfires
  • Assists with food and cash assistance replacement
  • Contact by phone:  800-209-5446

PUBLIC INFO

  • Basic Fire Info:  800-803-0622 from 0800-2000 PDT, Monday – Saturday.
  • Emergencies:  Dial “9-1-1”
Tree torching with smoky sky.

This is what “Tree Torching” looks like. It is very dangerous for Firefighters. Courtesy of Inciweb

National Forest Closures

  • Methow Ranger District:  509-996-4003
  • Chelan Ranger District:  509-682-4900

Roads, Highways, Evacuations

  • Chelan County Emergency Management:  509-667-6863
  • Douglas County Emergency Management:  509-888-6841
  • Okanogan Emergency Management:  509-422-7207
  • Washington State DOT:  5-1-1 or on Twitter: @wsdot
  • Washington State Patrol:  509-682-8090

Utilities

  • Chelan County PUD:  877-783-8123

RESOURCES

Masks Supplies

  • Chelan: Chelan Hospital, Chelan Clinic or Chelan County Sheriff Office
  • Manson:  Red Apple Market – go to Customer Service Desk
  • Wenatchee: Emergency Managment Office @ Fire Station on 5 St / Western
  • Cashmere:  City Hall
  • Leavenworth:  Hospital

SHELTERS

Red Cross Shelters

  • Moe Elementary:  407 E Woodin Ave, Chelan
  • Sterling Middle School:  600 N James St, E Wenatchee
  • Brewster H. S. :  503 S 7th St, Brewster
  • Evacuation Shelters [Red Cross]: 509-663-3907

Animal Shelters

  • Small Animals:  Humane Society in Cashmere. [Evacuees must be at a Level 3 to bring animals in]
  • Large Animals:  Cashmere Fairgrounds. Note:  Use gate in back [Tillicum Gate] and gray stalls.
Sunset in Railroad Creek drainage with smoke from Wolverine fire.

Some serious smokey skies. This is a Sunset in Railroad Creek drainage. Courtesy of Inciweb

How YOU Can Help Those Affected by Wildfires

DONATIONS

Red Cross

Washington State Employees

“Thank you for your tireless efforts, commitment, dedication and everything else in between.  We know it will be never enough for our appreciation for what you all are doing out there on those wildfires, but it’s the least we can offer.  Some of you may be strangers to us, but we will also be related via fire.  That’s a pretty good benefit to us because we consider all of you a HUGE part of our Family.  Wishing you safety on the fire ground, mental well-being, much support offered and a safe return wherever your home base may be.”

We also thank the countless personnel who are Dispatchers, Police Officers, Fire Managers, EOM Volunteers, Pilots, Staff and everyone else we probably have unintentionally have forgotten.  Your actions to support the many fire personnel on the ground and taking care of the Public is very admirable.  We appreciate your tireless hours of staffing the EOCs, Dispatching, road blocks, evacuation notifications and much much more that we can even name.  Keep up the great work that you all do! We Thank You!”

~ Lisa, Editor/Blogger

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

 

AT A GLANCE: U.S. Active Wildfires – July 25, 2015 [Saturday]

– ALASKA –

AK FOREST SERVICE- Military Zone

Blair Fire:  39 miles southeast of Fairbanks.  Start 6/20/15 at noon by lightning. 11 personnel. 41,290 acres

SW FORESTRY AREA

ANIAK COMPLEX:  White Fish Lake 1, N Aniak Fire: 155,072 acres.  19% contained. 191 personnel.

ALASKA FIRE SERVICE – TANANA ZONE

COMPLEX:  All 5 fires: Lloyd Fire, Rock Fire, The Spicer Creek Fire, Deep Creek and Tozitna Fire [Tozitna merged into Spicer Creek Fire] were ignited by lightning on or around on 6/19/15 around 1315 Hours.  They are located 7 miles NE of Tanana. 489,289 acres burned. 4% contained. The Spicer Creek Fire:  178,395 acres. Absorbed Tozitna Fire.  Lloyd Fire:  65,566 acres. In mop-up stages. Rock Fire: 84,629 acres. Active fire behavior. Deep Creek Fire:  11,259 acres. Minimal fire behavior.

 FAIRBANKS AREA FORESTRY

Aggie Creek Fire:  30 miles NW of Fairbanks. Start 6/22/15 00:00 by Lightning. Div of Forestry [Blankenship]. 164 personnel. 55% contained. 31,705 acres.  Fire behavior limited to smoldering and isolated torching in the interior.

REX COMPLEX FIRES:  Includes 3 fires originally June Fire, the Kobe Fire and Fish Creek Fire, we were all started by lightning on 6/20/15. June Fire: 15 miles Southwest of Anderson. It is currently in monitor status. Kobe Fire:  West of the Parks Highway near MP 275. 8,642 acres. Fish Creek Fire:  East of the Parks Highway near MP 290. 7,464 acres.

DENALI NATIONAL PARK & PRESERVE

 All Lightning caused.  6 “New” Fires for 108 acres.  24 Staffed. 289 Active Burning Fires. As of 7/19/15: 4,768,762 acres burned. Iron Fire:  4,148 acres. McLeod Fire: 452 acres. Foraker River Fire:  1043 Acres. Bear Creek Fire: 5,774 acres. Bear Paw Fire: 41 acres. Carlson Lake Fire:  40,257 acres. Castle Rock Fire: 323 acres. Chilchukabena Fire: 361 acres. Diamond Fire: 15 acres. Herron Fire: 903 acres. Moose Creek Fire: 2,865 acres. Munsalti 2 Fire: 91,442 acres

DELTA AREA FORESTRY

Healy Lake Fire:  28 miles SE of Delta Junction.  Start 6/16/15 by Lightning.  Managed by AK DOF [Farnsworth]. 39 personnel. 15% contained. 11,473 acres.

TOK AREA FORESTRY

Long Lake Fire:  Directly South of Northway.  Start 6/20/15 around 1600 hours by Lightning. Being managed by IMT 4 under ICT3 [Hutchinson]. 76 personnel. 60% contained. 29,100 acres.

Tetlin Hills Fire:  8 miles SEof Tok. Start 6/20/15 by lightning. Transitioned to Type 4 IMT 7/23/15. 71 personnel. 95% contained.  1,878 acres.

– ARIZONA –

KAIBAB NATIONAL FOREST

Springs Fire: East of Davenport Knoll, about 2 miles south of Summit Mountain and East of County Road. Start 7/2/15 around midnight.  Lightning caused.  410 acres

– CALIFORNIA –

CAL FIRE INCIDENTS

3-12 Fire:  On Splawn Mountain, northeast of Bieber in Modoc County.  Start 7/23/15 at 1640 PDT. 116 acres. 90% contained.

Park Fire:  Off of Lake Morena Drive near Lake Morena Park, north of Campo in San Diego County.  Started 7/24/15 at 1243 PDT.  25 acres. 45% contained.

Queen Fire:  Off Hwy 169 & McKinnon Hill Rd, 5 miles southeast of Pecwan in Humboldt County. Started 7/25/15 1404 PDT. 200 acres.

Triple Fire:  Globe Dr and Mountain Rd, Springville in Tulare County. Start 7/21/15 at 1235 PDT. 430 acres. 95% contained.

TUU Lightning Complex:  1 mile South of Springville. 446 acres. 75% contained.

Wragg Fire:    off of Hwy 128 near Greaves Rd, Lake Berryessa in Nappa/Solano Counties. Start 7/22/15 at 1424 PDT . 1825 personnel from CAL FIRE, Napa County Fire, Winters FPD, Vacaville FPD, Vacaville City Fire, Napa County Sheriff, Solano County Sheriff, Yolo County Sheriff, CHP, Red Cross, Napa County Roads, BLM, Bureau of Reclamation, North Bay Incident Management Team and CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 6.  Cause: Initially car accident but under investigation. 1 tent trailer, 1 outbuilding have been damaged. 1 structure damaged. 140 currently threatened. Resources:  157 Engines, 45 Fire Crews, 13 helicopters, 28 Dozers, 19 Water Tenders, 6 IMT personnel.

ALERT!:  COMMUNITY MEETING [Wragg Fire]:  Saturday, July 25, 2015, 1800 Hours PDT at the Winters FD located at 700 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694. with  CAL FIRE Sonoma Lake Napa Unit, Incident Management Team 6 and the Winters Fire Department.  They will be hosting a town hall community meeting open to residents affected by the Wragg Fire. Information presented at this meeting will include a discussion regarding the current fire situation, an overview of what happened during this fire, and the objectives of the fire managers. After a brief presentation there will be time for questions and answers with the fire officials.

EL DORADO NATIONAL FOREST

Kyburz Fire:   Start 7/23/15 around 1358 PDT. South Fork of the American River canyon, west of the community of Kyburz. The fire is east of Whitehall on both sides of the American River. Resources:  55 Engines, 13 Crews, 18 Water Tenders, 3 Helicopters, 667 total Personnel. 200 acres. 30% contained.

– MONTANA –

OTHER

Dean S Fire:  6 miles of Miles City – BLM. 866 acres. 40% contained.

GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Reynolds Creek Fire :   6 miles east of Logan Pass, along the western side of Saint Mary Lake. Reported:  7/21/15 1545 PDT.  Type 1 IMT took Command on 7/23 at 1000 Hours. 3,166 acres. 10% contained.

HELENA NATIONAL FOREST

Cabin Gulch Fire: Approximately 14 miles east of Townsend, MT burning in the Deep Creek Drainage, north of Highway 12 [T7N, R4E, SW corner of Section 28 through SE corner of Section 24].  Start 7/21/15 around 1130 Hours. John Thompson is IC. Cause is unknown and under investigation. . 1,616 acres.

– OREGON –

WALLOWA – WHITMAN NATIONAL FOREST

Rye Fire: 13 miles Northwest of Flora, OR (about 1 1/2 miles South of the Oregon/Washington border] in Joseph Canyon. Start 7/23/15 1800 PDT. Lightning caused. OR Type 3 IMT. 125 personnel. 763 acres.  30% contained.

– WASHINGTON –

COLVILLE NATIONAL FOREST

Kettle N Complex:  Kettle Falls. Start 7/20/15 around 1400 PDT due to lightning. New Mexico IMT3 [Corral]. Consists of 6 fires. 170 total acres. Observations:  Most visible to communities along Highway 395 from Barstow to Orient. No current threat for this areas.

North Boulder 2 Fire:  27 miles NW of Colville. Start 7/20/15, 1400 Hours. Lightning caused. 158 acres.WAIMT2 [Rabe] assumed Command 7/25/15 at 0600 Hours..147 personnel. Expecting lightning this weekend.

OKANOGAN – WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST

Blankenship Fire:   South Fork Agnes drainage on Pacific Crest Trail. Managed by Chelan Ranger District – USFS.  Started 7/14/15 around midnight. 70 acres.

WASHINGTON STATE – SOUTHWEST

Blue Creek Fire: 8 miles E of Walla Walla.  Start 7/20/15, 1230 PDT. Human caused, under investigation. 6,225 acres. WAIMT1 [Ciraulo]. 1,000 personnel.

ALERT!: Community Meeting Tonight [Blue Creek Fire]:   July 25, 2015 – Saturday.  1900 PDT. Walla Walla Community College – Performing Arts Theater.  Agenda:  Discuss Blue Creek Fire, answer questions, feedback.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog – Published 1400 PDT 7/25/15