Missing Retired Canadian Firefighter | Neil Smith

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HAVE YOU SEEN ME?  I HAVE BEEN REPORTED MISSING BY MY FAMILY.

The RCMP and BCPFFA (BC Firefighters) are looking for missing Retired Vacounver Firefighter Neil Smith whom drove away from his Langley home this afternoon around 2pm.

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He has not been seen or heard from by connecting with his family since.

He is said to be driving a grey 2016 Ford 150 truck with license plate # KG 2406.

He is a member of the BCPFFA, a Canadian IAFF local that represents BC’s 4,000 Professionals.

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Police are asking for any details on his whereabouts to reach out to them at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/home

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NEW MEXICO – HOLIDAY INCIDENT – Missing Firefighter Update #7

Photo of missing firefighter Token Adams

Missing Firefighter, Engine Captain Token Adams, Wildland Firefighter (Photo Credit: inciweb.org)

SAR MISSION:

(Santa Fe National Forest)

Missing Firefighter, Engine Capt. Token Adams

 

9/5/13 – Post #7 (PM Update)

MISSING PERSON

Santa Fe National Forest requests your assistance in locating this person.

Search Subject: Token Adams

Commanders Join Forces to Search for Missing Firefighter in a Unified Command

 

Missing Person Poster

Last seen wearing long sleeve yellow nomex shirt, green nomex pants, and lace up brown leather wildland fire boots. Last seen in the area of Holiday Mesa off Forest Service road 608 on Friday, 8/30/13. Mr. Adams was seen riding a red Polaris 400 ATV while investigating a possible fire start when he disappeared.

If you were in the area of Holiday Mesa and Stable Mesa on or after August 30th and may have seen this individual, please contact the Forest Service at 505-438-5600.

 

9/5/13 – Post #6 (Update)

A press conference is cheduled today, September 5, at 1:00pm at the Incident Base Camp.

 

9/5/13 – Post #5 (AM Update)

Yesterday at 6:00 am the Joe Reinarz Type 1 Southwest Incident Management Team joined forces with Dave Denali’s New Mexico State Police Search and Rescue Team to assist in search efforts for missing firefighter Token Adams. Under a unified command structure the Type I team and the New Mexico team will be able to combine local resources with national resources to aid in the search for Token Adams.

A Firewatch “Cobra” helicopter is schedule to arrive today to provide additional support for the search team. This specialized helicopter has cameras as well as infrared and low-light sensors. Its low-light sensors and transmission equipment can transmit images to search crews up to 30 miles away. Search teams use a gridding technique to ensure that all areas are covered thoroughly before eliminating and moving to a different area. Air and ground search areas overlap.

The mother of Token Adams, Ietake Anderson, visited the Incident Base Camp this morning. She spoke to search crews and thanked them for their hard work.

A 25 square-mile section of the Santa Fe National Forest is being searched. Approximately 25 percent of the area has been covered on foot and 70 percent by air.

Please direct all information requests to the Holiday Incident Information Center at the Jemez Ranger District (575) 829-3535. Holiday Incident information is also being posted to http://www.inciweb.orgor follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/T1SWIMT.

9/4/13 – Post #4 (AM Update)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 – The search for Jemez Ranger District engine captain, Token Adams continues today. Token, who has been missing since Friday, August 30, has been the focus of an intense search effort by numerous Federal, State, County and local agency personnel as well as many volunteers throughout the holiday weekend.

The family, fellow employees and the entire community of Jemez Springs have anxiously waited for the past five days in hopes that Token would be quickly found. Token’s wife Heidi has released the following statement: “We would like to express the heartfelt gratitude we feel for all the men and women that are out there searching for Token. We are thankful for all the support we have received from the community and our Forest Service Family. Words cannot express how grateful we are to everyone involved. Please continue to respect our privacy during this difficult time. Thank You!”

Cooperators from various agencies continue their search using multiple methods including ATV, UTV, search dogs, horseback, foot travel, fixed wing aircraft and Blackhawk helicopters. An additional Fire Watch Airplane has been ordered that has infrared capability to detect heat sources. Search teams are using a gridding technique to ensure that all areas are covered thoroughly before eliminating and moving to a different area.

A check in system has been established to track searchers every half hour. As new crews continue arriving, they are being plugged into the system and providing the added benefit of fresh eyes on the ground. Weather may once again become an issue today with as there continues to be a chance of wetting rains in the area.

Joe Reinarz’s Southwest Incident Management Team assumed command of search efforts as part of a unified command this morning and will oversee the organization of search efforts in coordination with New Mexico State Police.

Please direct all information requests to the Holiday Incident Information Center at the Jemez Ranger District (575) 829-3535. Holiday Incident information is also being posted to http://www.inciweb.orgor follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/T1SWIMT.

 

9/4/13 – Post #3 (PM Briefing)

The search for Jemez Ranger District (Santa Fe National Forest) wildland firefighter, Token Adams, continued today with local, state and Federal agency personnel, volunteers and equipment involved. The steep, rugged, terrain continues to challenge search efforts. Search teams remain optimistic.

Firefighter Adams, engine captain on a Jemez Ranger District engine, has been missing for five days. The last communication from him was received on Friday afternoon from Holiday Mesa. He and other firefighters from the Ranger District were responding to a smoke report and searching for the 25-acre Schoolhouse Fire located on Schoolhouse Mesa.

The Labor Day weekend allowed numerous groups of volunteers to help with the search effort. Some have been replaced by new volunteers. The Santa Fe National Forest and the Jemez Ranger District thank everyone for their help.

The Southwest Incident Management Type 1 Team, Incident Commander Joe Reinarz, will assume command of search efforts as part of a unified command on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.

The family asks for privacy during this difficult time.

Please direct all information requests to the Holiday Incident Information Center at the Jemez Ranger District (575) 829-3535. Holiday Incident information is also being posted to http://www.inciweb.org/

 

9/3/13 – Post #2

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 – The search for Jemez Ranger District (Santa Fe National Forest) wildland firefighter, Token Adams, was hampered again yesterday by heavy afternoon rains. The steep, rugged, dense terrain has also challenged efforts despite the over 250 personnel involved in the search. The terrain in the vicinity of the search is described as extreme topography with steep uphill and downhill trails and sheer cliffs.

Token, the engine captain on a Jemez Ranger District engine has been missing for four days. The last communication from Token was received on Friday afternoon from Holiday Mesa. He and other firefighters from the Ranger District were responding to a smoke report and searching for the 25-acre School House Fire located near School House Mesa.

Despite the NM Search and Rescue grid pattern being used by the professional and dedicated personnel on the incident, search efforts have not been successful. Personnel are using GPS as part of this grid pattern and are being asked to report their locations hourly. Searchers will focus today on determining that certain areas have been fully searched.

Weather predictions for today and tonight are for a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms which will once again affect both air and ground operations.

The Southwest Incident Management Type 1 Team, Incident Commander Joe Reinarz, will assume command of search efforts as part of a unified command along with multiple Federal, State, County and local agencies, on Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.

The family continues to ask that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.

Please direct all information requests to the Holiday Incident Information Center at the Jemez Ranger District (575) 829-3535. Holiday Incident information is also being posted to http://www.inciweb.org/

 

9/2/13 – Post #1 (original)

Monday, September 2, 2013, 6 pm: The search for Jemez Ranger District (Santa Fe National Forest) wildland firefighter, Token Adams, continued today after rain storms caused an overnight delay. Over 250 individuals from the Carson National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, NM National Guard, NM State Police, NM Search and Rescue and various other agencies are actively looking for Token. NM State Police are also providing a helicopter to assist in the search.

 

The Southwest Incident Management Type 1 Team, Incident Commander Joe Reinarz, will take over command of search efforts Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. The Team will begin in-briefing starting 12 noon Tuesday, September 3.

 

Please direct all information requests at this time to the Jemez Ranger District – (575) 829-3535.

 

2013  The NW Fire Blog

SAR Mission: Missing Santa Fe National Forest Wildland Firefighter

Holiday Incident (Search & Rescue)

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Engine Captain Token Adams. (Photo Credit: inciweb.org)


Santa Fe, NM – On August 30th, three fire personnel were dispatched to a fire reported on the Jimenez Ranger District.  The crew of three, two being fire personnel and the third, Engine Captain Token Adams (wildland firefighter) responded to the area to search for the fire.  They separated in different crews. 

Upon locating the fire, the two fire personnel attempted to reach Engine Captain Adams on the hand-held radio with no response.  After several attempts were made throughout the afternoon, SAR teams were deployed to locate him.  Engine Captain Adams has been missing for three days.

Currently, multiple Federal, State, County and local agencies along with hundreds of volunteers are continuing their SAR efforts.

In a briefing today, at 1800 hours, search efforts continued after rain storms and a short delay.  There are over 250 individuals from Carson National Forest, NM Search and Rescue, Santa Fe National Forest, NM State Police, NW National Guard and various other organizations.  The State Police have offered a helo as a resource in the search efforts to locate the Engine Captain.

All inquiries should be directed to the Jimenez National Forest district office at 575.829.3535.

If you are in this area and have information regarding this case, please call your Police Department.

2013  The NW Fire Blog