On The Ninth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

9 Copters Dropping… 

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8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written / Photography Content. Also written by (Becki Coates)

On The Eighth Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

8 Water Tenders Supplying…

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written by LR Swenson (& Becki Coats )

On The Seventh Day of Christmas …..

The (Wild)Fire Season gave to thee…..

7 Fire Logistics Dispatchers Ordering…

Fire Dispatchers are an integral part of the “single-minded” team in helping move vital resources along in the process.  Fire Logistics Dispatchers provide a wide range of fire dispatch support functions. Receives fire location information and notifies supervisor. Processes resource orders, informs supervisor of logistical support activities, inputs data into a number of fire-related computer applications, records and maintains communication logs involving all telephones and two-way radio transmissions. (Source: USA Jobs)

6 Helitack Crews Rappelling…

5 I M T ‘ s….

4 Bulldozers Dozing…

3 Incident Command Posts….

2 Fire Chasers….

And A  Serious Fire Blogger….

 

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Written by LR Swenson (& Becki Coats )

Career Opportunities | April 11, 2017

Firefighter – Valley Regional Fire Authority | Auburn, Washington State.  $68,865/year. Must pass PST written examination and PST CPAT by August 22, 2017. This is for the 2018 eligibility hiring registry.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/Valley-Regional-Fire-Authority-08797bb2252c1cad?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvQ0aYBHvL1r2MJ8DAKTetgQPcx6JJyyibfdK1-jB8AaZ_bzyve7ze90L968zGTBtyfFF95Wcx7QcmP4dG30gEmWnl02Yd2Xf49TXskDlUFU2

Firefighter (Open-Entry) – City of Spokane FD | $80,894.22 – $92,216.52 Annually.  Job #931-05-2015.  See application instructions on weblink here.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecity/jobs/1150196/firefighter-open-entry

Wildfire Firefighter / Forest Technician – Grayback Forestry Inc | John Day OR Base.  John Day, OR. https://graybackforestry.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=9&source=indeed&src=indeed&postedDate=2017-04-03
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Lateral FF/Paramedic – City of Salem OR [FD] | $26.34+/hour.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsalem/jobs/1684762/lateral-firefighter-medic

Experienced, Entry-Level Wildland Firefighters – Inbound LLC | Eugene, OR.  50 new Firefighter positions including needs for Engine Boss and filling of 13 Wildland Fire Engines, etc. https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Inbound,-LLC/jobs/Experienced-New-Wildland-Firefighter-f333be84a811bc51?q=firefighter

Wildland Firefighter – Personnel Plus |  John Day, OR. $14.47/hour. Seasonal. Free training .https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Personnel-Plus/jobs/Wildland-Firefighter-929a40a47a289c5b?q=firefighter

Communications Officer/911 Dispatcher – WSP | Bellevue, Tacoma, Marysville, Washington State locations. Apply at http://www.wsp.wa.gov/employment/communications.htm or www.careers.wa.gov  $2,861 to $3,886/month.

911 Dispatchers – Valley Communications | Kent, Washington State. https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/gov/6077378351.html

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

HOT JOBS! | Wildland Fire Career/Seasonal Opportunities | April 4, 2016

AIRCRAFT ATTENDANT

NEW!  Bureau of Land Mangement. Boise, Idaho.  $16.45 / hour.  Temporary.  Seasonal.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434237100/  Closes 4/5/2016.  

ASSISTANT CHIEF REGIONAL FIRE COORDINATOR I

NEW!  TX A&M AgriLife.  Lubbock, TX.  $62,000 / year.  https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1459830592021   No Closing Date Listed. 

FIRE ENGINE CREW MEMBER

NEW!  Arizona Forestry.  Pinetop, Arizona.  $11.14 – $19.26 / hour.  Seasonal.  2 Positions.  https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/ltmprod/CandidateSelfService/lm?_ln=JobSearchResults&_r=0&bto=JobPosting&dataarea=ltmprod&name=PostingDisplay&service=form&webappname=CandidateSelfService&HROrganization=1&JobRequisition=21810&JobPosting=1&context.session.key.HROrganization=1&context.session.key.JobBoard=EXTERNAL&context.session.key.Source=INDEED  No Closing Date.

FIRE LOGISTICS DISPATCHER

Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Saint George, Utah.  $32,218 – $42,012 / year. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432485200/  Closes 4/7/2916

FORESTER 1 – 3

State of West Virginia.  $27,732 – $51,312 / year.  Multiple State locations.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=360837 Continuous Openings.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (Dispatcher)

NEW!  U.S. Forest Service.  Hines, Oregon.  $44,335 – $44,335 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433869800/   Closes 4/8/2016.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (Helitack)

NEW!  U.S. Forest Service.  Lancaster, California.  $15.49 / hour.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434250500/  Closes 4/6/2016. 

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (HotShot/HandCrew)

NEW!  Dept. of Agriculture.  Hines, Oregon.  $32,318 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434065300/   Closes 4/6/2016.  

LEAD RANGE TECHNICIAN

NEW!  Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Bakersfield & Susanville, California.  $32,318 – $46,831 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432924700/   Closes 4/8/2016.  

Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Salt Lake City, Utah.  $32,318 – $46,831 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433813800/   Closes 4/7/2016.

RANGE TECHNICIAN

NEW!  Dept. of Agriculture.  Newport, Washington State.  $15.49 / hour.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434371000/  Closes 4/7/2016.  

RANGE TECHNICIAN (IntialAttackFire/AviationDispatcher)

NEW!  Dept. of the Interior.  Porterville, Calilfornia.  $32,318 – $52,043 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433001300/   Closes 4/13/2016.  

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER / RANGER

Georgia Forestry Commission. Sandersville, Georgia.  (Johnson/Washington) $27,345 / year.  https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LAW00RW  Closes 4/12/2016.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

HOT JOBS! | Wildland Fire Career Opps | March 28

FIRE CONTROL FORESTER – NRS1

State of Washington. Omak, Washington.  $35,292 – $46,056 / year. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1389523/fire-control-forester-nrs1  ** Closes 4/3/2016.

FIRE LOGISTICS DISPATCHER

Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Saint George, Utah.  $32,218 – $42,012 / year. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432485200/ ** Closes 4/7/2016.

Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Anchorage, Alaska.  $35,373 – $45,984 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432580800/  ** Closes 3/31/2016.

FORESTER 1 – 3

State of West Virginia.  $27,732 – $51,312 / year.  Multiple State locations.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wv/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=360837 ** Continuous Openings.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (Handcrew)

U.S. Forest Service. In California:  Camp Connell. Chester.  Fort Jones.  Georgetown. Grizzly Flats. Groveland. Hat Creek. Kernville.  Macdoel.  Mammoth Lakes..  Mi Wuk Village.  PInecrest.  Pollock Pines.  South Lake Tahoe.  Springville.  Susanville.  $40,033 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/432932000/  ** Closes 3/30/2016. 

LEAD RANGE TECHNICIAN

Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  Salt Lake City, Utah.  $32,318 – $46,831 / year.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433813800/  ** Closes 4/7/2016.

RANGE TECHNICIAN

(Initial Attack Fire/Aviation Dispatcher)

Bureau  of Land Management (BLM).  Porterville, California.  $32,318 – $52,043 / year.   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/433001300/  ** Closes 3/30/2016.

WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION SPECIALIST

State of Oregon, Military Department.  Umatilla, Oregon.  $2596 – $3690 /month.  Funded position until June 30, 2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1389430/wildland-fire-suppression-specialist ** Closes 4/4/2016.

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER / RANGER

Georgia Forestry Commission.  Statenville, Georgia.  (Echols) $27,345 / year.  https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LAW00RC ** Closes 3/30/2016.

Georgia Forestry Commission. Sandersville, Georgia.  (Johnson/Washington) $27,345 / year.  https://ga.taleo.net/careersection/ga_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=LAW00RW ** Closes 4/12/2016.

(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog

REMEMBERING 4 HEROES IN BLUE | Gone But Never Forgotten

Lakewood, Washington | On Sunday, November 29, 2009, four Lakewood Police Officers were enjoying a nice cup of coffee, using their laptops and preparing for their shift to begin – when the unthinkable happened.  A lone gunman walked into the former Forza Coffee Company in  Parkland and opened fire then fled the scene. All four Officers were murdered.

A two-day manhunt took place searching for the male suspect spanning over several cities in Washington State.  The murder suspect who arrived in Seattle would later be shot and killed by a Seattle Police Officer after orders for him to stop were ignored.

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The incident would come one month after Seattle Police Officer Timothy Brenton was ambushed while he and a new Officer sat in their patrol car, putting many and those who support them on edge.

The story of the Lakewood Four was plastered all over the news, papers, online and all over Social Media.  Watching in horror of something like this happening affected all of us.  A memorial quickly grew remembering the slain Officers.  To this day, 9th year anniversary – we still will not forget nor can we ever.

This is article is dedicated to their memory and all of the Fallen Officers in the History of Law Enforcement.

Please take a moment and remember these great Heroes In Blue, for their Bravery and Courage to Serve, Dedication and Service to their communities and their Legacy they left behind.

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Tomorrow, we ask that you please remember the 4 Officers and their brothers and sisters that continue to Service all over Washington State, their brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement all over the United States and around the Globe and to the Officers’ families, friends, colleagues and those who were touched by this senseless tragedy.

“May you all know that we are SO sorry for their lives being taken away all too soon.  GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. We will remember their Lives and everything they stood for.” –  LR Swenson

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When you see a Police Officer, please let them know how much you appreciate them.  Though we know they don’t serve to be recognized but because they feel they are making an impact in this world and giving thanks to them is the least we can do in recognizing their Courage, Bravery, Dedication and Service.

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

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NW CAREER OPPORTUNITIES | Communications | August 9, 2015

9-1-1 CALL TAKER

City of Yakima – Yakima, WA – Closes 8/18/15 @ 1600 PDT.  $3,568.93 – $4,778.80 Monthly.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yakimawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1210851

City of Salem – Salem, OR – Closes 9/11/15.  $18.79 – $23.73/hourly.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofsalem/jobs/1208829/911-call-taker

9-1-1 CALL TAKER / DISPATCHER

City of Eugene – Eugene, OR – Closes 8/17/15.  $21.79 – $30.69/hourly.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/eugene/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1206698

9-1-1 TELECOMMUNICATOR

NORCOM – Bellevue, WA – Closing Date not listed.  $4103/monthly. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/gov/5161689023.html

9-1-1 EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office – Kootenai County, ID – Closing Date not Listed.  $16.09/hourly.  http://spokane.craigslist.org/gov/5156960652.html

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

University of Oregon – Eugene, OR – Closes 8/3/15.  $12.68-18.21/hourly.  http://jobs.uoregon.edu/classified.php?id=5560&utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER – LATERAL

City of Redmond – Redmond, WA – No Closing Date listed. $49,032.00 – $62,280.00 Annually.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1206929/emergency-communications-dispatcher-lateral?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

EMERGENCY DISPATCHER

Nampa Police Department – Nampa, ID – Closing Date not Listed.  $16.10 – 17$07/ hourly.  http://boise.craigslist.org/gov/5161300516.html.

ENTRY COMMUNICATIONS DISPATCHER

City of Redmond – Redmond, WA – No Closing Date.  $49,032.00 – $62,280.00 Annually.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1207010/entry-communications-dispatcher?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER

City of Yakima – Yakima, WA – Closes 8/18/15 @ 1600 PDT.  $3,568.93 – $4,778.80 Monthly.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/yakimawa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1210851

STATE POLICE DISPATCHER

ID State Police – Meridian, ID – Closing Date not Listed.  $13.88/hourly.  http://boise.craigslist.org/gov/5160018487.html

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog – 8/9/15 1430 PDT

Quote of the Day [Leadership]: January 12, 2015 Monday

“Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” – Napoleon Hill

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Quote of the Day: The Brave

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. ”

~ Thucydides

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