#MonitorFire | WA | Update 2

Near Wenatchee, Washington | A small brush wildfire broke out in the Monitor area near US Hwy 2 in the westbound lanes on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

Here is a timeline of this incident, which prompted evacuations and a partial lane closure.

Photo credit: WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2

1420:  The Chelan County EM agency first reported that the investigation into the fire originally started around 10:30 am and was due to most likely an unsecured chain dragging along the pavement.

1631:  Later their investigation would turn to another cause for the fire.  This time it was reported due to a broken exhaust pipe.  The evidence had been left behind making it a little easier for fire investigators.  Fire Managers report this incident is now 100% fully contained.  DNR reported at 1540 hours, the fire had burned 1,100 acres and was at 90% contained.

There were no injuries or damage reported to any structure.

The cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment totals are unknown at this time.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

1124:  Fire reported by State Patrol as small brush fire westbound US 2 west of Wenatchee, Washington.  The right lane is closed while fire suppression efforts are conducted.

1241:  Chelan County Emergency Management reports fire is in the Monitor area on US 2 near milepost 115. Level 1 evacuations go into effect.

1326:  DNR reports new wildfire 4 miles north of Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington.  100 acres. 7 engines, 1 crew and 1 helicopter on-scene.  Level 1 evacuations of 19 homes are rebroadcasted by DNR Fire PIO

1426: DNR: “700 acres. 3 dozers, 6 additional engines are en route.  Chelan County EM calling for an expanded area for more evacuations.

Photo credit: WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

1450:  Wind is reported to be picking up in the area and the Chelan Co EM is now stating a conflicting number of acres burned (500) vs what DNR  is reporting (700 acres).  2 dozers have arrived on-scene. Chelan County Fire District 1 helicopter is currently deployed and being used for water drops.  Across Grant County, resources are pouring into the fire scene.

1530:  Additional Level 1 evacuation notifications issued by Chelan County EM for all of those on the north side of Easy Street from US 2 to American Fruit Road, both sides of Warm springs Canyon Road, Sunridge Lane, West Eagle Rock Drive and April Drive.

Photo credit: TSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

Fire was being reported that it started around the milepost 115 area in Monitor area by US 2 which was said to be at 500 acres scorched.  The cause has not been released.

1948:  DNR stated the containment status had reached 30% and that the acreage was listed at 700 acres.  Crews will still remain on the fire ground overnight.

There is no information that has been released as to what the cause is.

No injuries to civilians, firefighters or animals were reported.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

#MonitorFire | WA | Update 1

Near Wenatchee, Washington | A small brush wildfire broke out in the Monitor area near US Hwy 2 in the westbound lanes on Wednesday, November 1st.  Here is a timeline of this incident, which prompted evacuations and a partial lane closure.

Photo credit: WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

1124:  Fire reported by State Patrol as small brush fire westbound US 2 west of Wenatchee, Washington.  The right lane is closed while fire suppression efforts are conducted.

1241:  Chelan County Emergency Management reports fire is in the Monitor area on US 2 near milepost 115. Level 1 evacuations go into effect.

1326:  DNR reports new wildfire 4 miles north of Wenatchee in Chelan County, Washington.  100 acres. 7 engines, 1 crew and 1 helicopter on-scene.  Level 1 evacuations of 19 homes are rebroadcasted by DNR Fire PIO

1426: DNR: “700 acres. 3 dozers, 6 additional engines are en route.  Chelan County EM calling for an expanded area for more evacuations.

Photo credit: WSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

1450:  Wind is reported to be picking up in the area and the Chelan Co EM is now stating a conflicting number of acres burned (500) vs what DNR  is reporting (700 acres).  2 dozers have arrived on-scene. Chelan County Fire District 1 helicopter is currently deployed and being used for water drops.  Across Grant County, resources are pouring into the fire scene.

1530:  Additional Level 1 evacuation notifications issued by Chelan County EM for all of those on the north side of Easy Street from US 2 to American Fruit Road, both sides of Warm springs Canyon Road, Sunridge Lane, West Eagle Rock Drive and April Drive.

Photo credit: TSP PIO Trooper Brian Moore

Fire was being reported that it started around the milepost 115 area in Monitor area by US 2 which was said to be at 500 acres scorched.  The cause has not been released.

1948:  DNR stated the containment status had reached 30% and that the acreage was listed at 700 acres.  Crews will still remain on the fire ground overnight.

There is no information that has been released as to what the cause is.

No injuries to civilians, firefighters or animals were reported.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog

 

 

 

#TeanawayRiverFire | October 10, 2017

UPDATE 2 – 10/10/2017 – 2300  hours PDT

Fire crews assigned to the Teanaway River/Road Fire were said to be wrapping up fire operations this evening. They were headed to California to assist CAL Fire with the raging firestorms burning all over their State.  They are definitely a welcomed commodity down there as first responders and civilians alike are losing their homes to wildfires burning out-of-control.  They will join the thousands of other wildland firefighters who are fighting multiple ongoing statewide fires.  This fire is basically a wrap.

Here are some #FireImages courtesy (Photo Credit is all them) by the Kittitas County Sheriff Office.  Photos were taken (uploaded) on October 7, 2017.

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These #FireImages are the Credit of Kittitas County Fire District #7.  They were the first due in on October 6, 2017 near mile marker 5.5 on the Teanaway Road to find a wind-drive fire with a fast rate of spread in to brush, grasses and trees.  It is said that the fire began on the west side of the roadway then began spotting to the other side.  Upon arrival, the IC immediately called the Sheriff’s Office for instant Level 3 evacuation orders and mutual aid units to respond to the scene.

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UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

The Teanaway River Fire reportedly started around 1330 hours on Friday, October 6, 2017, near mile marker 5.5 on the Teanaway Road near Cle Elum, Washington.  The cause was deemed to be recreational shooting on private property.

 Kittitas Co. Fire District #7 was first due but would be later joined by WA DNR and other statewide Fire Districts. State mobe had been approved and were said to be assisting as well. the Southwest Washington (SE WA IMT Type 3) Interagency Type 3 Team 3 had assumed command as a State Mobe resource under direction of the State Fire Marshall’s Office.  There are still approximately 200 fire personnel still assigned to this incident.

teanaway road fire

Credit: Kittitas County Sheriff Office

The Incident Command Post or ICP is located at the Kittitas county Fiar and Rodeo Grounds located at 901 East 7th Avenue, Suite #1 in Ellensburg, Washington 98926.

The fire scorched several hundred acres of land and was stopped at 341 acres by actively working fire crews.  As of Monday, October 9, 2017 (today), fire crews were working on removing smoldering stumps and putting out hot spots in the fire’s interior.   Crews have reached an 80% containment status.  Officials expect the fire to be fully contained by Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at which point the ICP will be terminated putting all fire resources back in service.

At the beginning of the fire incident, there were approximately 20 homes that were under direct threat.  The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office conducted Level 3 (Leave Now) and Level 2 (Get Set to Leave) evacuation orders.  The Red Cross opened a shelter for those who had been ordered to evacuate. By the time all of the orders have been established, there were 40 in total.  All orders have been lifted by the Sheriff’s Office.

One outbuilding was reportedly burned. It is unknown if it was completely destroyed or just damaged.

 The Kittitas County Sheriff is using #TeanawayRoadFire while the Fire Department is using #TeanawayRiverFire to which we are using both of these hashtags for reference.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

#EagleCreekFire | Update 1 | October 10, 2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The Eagle Creek Fire was reported on September 2, 2017 around 1600 hours that is located in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area near the town of Cascade Locks, Oregon.  This fire would soon become like a firestorm exploding into 3,000 acres overnight the first night.  During nights two (9/5) and three (9/6), the east winds would begin to blow scooping up excessive heat and pushing the fire westward.

UPDATE 1 – 10/10/2017 – 2215 hours PDT

On October 9th, crews were working on hazard tree assessments, fire suppression repairs and patrolling.  Area closures are in effect.  ODOT was busy assisting with removing rock and other debris along the iconic and historic Hwy 30.  The highway still remains closed and there is no estimated time when it will reopen.

As of October 8th, the fire was said to be at 48,831 acres with a 50% containment status.  The fire behavior is minimal and an increase is expected to be very small, if at any.  Fire suppression efforts have turned to Burned Area Emergency Response efforts (BAER) which evaluates risks to life, property and critical natural and cultural resources resulting in a post-fire state.  There are still 106 personnel assigned with the fire being managed by a Type 3 Command unit.  The cause is unknown but is being investigated.

Damaged was recorded to have impacted many structures in the area including the Eagle Creek Suspension Bridge. The bridge is notably unstable when a support cable broke free.  The bridge is said to be hanging near the stream.  This has or will be removed to stop further erosion or damage to the environment and nearby lives working in the area.

(Photo Credit:  BAER team)

A view across the Eagle Creek suspension bridge after a support cable pulled free. The bridge and cables hang near the stream. It is proposed for emergency removal before it causes more resource damage.

One of the responsibilities of the BAER team is to look for hazards that may impact or danger human life and property damage.  Here in this photo a team is looking down at the Multnomah Lodge below where rocks are observed falling down the slopes which could pose a serious problem to those at, in, around or outside of the Lodge.

(Photo Credit:  BAER team)

Looking down at Multnomah Lodge - BAER   BAER team members look down at Multnomah Lodge from the same location as the last photo. Rocks falling down the slope pose a serious hazard to Multnomah Lodge.

This photo clearly shows that there has been a rock slide and one are ongoing as two of these member stand here.  This is on the Benson Bridge at the Multnomah Falls.

(Photo Credit:  BAER team)

BAER Team

It appears that the Oneonta Tunnel burned during the Eagle Creek Fire causing the popular trail to become dangerous to those who walk near, through and entering/exiting it.  Since it had burned, rocks are now falling from the burned slopes above on to Highway 30 and this trail (tunnel).    Since, rains come and go in the NW, this will pose a life-threatening injury to all lives should additional water rundown and bringing large rocks with it.  The BAER team has determined this hazard and will close it to prevent injuries/loss of life.

(Photo Credit:  BAER team)

Oneonta Tunnel burned during the Eagle Creek Fire. Rocks are falling from the burned slopes above onto Hwy. 30 and the trail, creating a hazard that will grow worse with winter rains.

Additionally to damage and destruction to buildings or infrastructure, there were four homes that were destroyed.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

 

#TeanawayRiverFire | October 9, 2017

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

Incident Summary – The Teanaway River Fire reportedly started around 1330 hours on Friday, October 6, 2017, near mile marker 5.5 on the Teanaway Road near Cle Elum, Washington.  The cause was deemed to be recreational shooting on private property.

Resources – Kittitas Co. Fire District #7 was first due but would be later joined by WA DNR and other statewide Fire Districts. State mobe had been approved and were said to be assisting as well. the Southwest Washington (SE WA IMT Type 3) Interagency Type 3 Team 3 had assumed command as a State Mobe resource under direction of the State Fire Marshall’s Office.  There are still approximately 200 fire personnel still assigned to this incident.

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Credit: Kittitas County Sheriff Office

Command – The Incident Command Post or ICP is located at the Kittitas county Fiar and Rodeo Grounds located at 901 East 7th Avenue, Suite #1 in Ellensburg, Washington 98926.

Current Fire Status – The fire scorched several hundred acres of land and was stopped at 341 acres by actively working fire crews.  As of Monday, October 9, 2017 (today), fire crews were working on removing smoldering stumps and putting out hot spots in the fire’s interior.   Crews have reached an 80% containment status.  Officials expect the fire to be fully contained by Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at which point the ICP will be terminated putting all fire resources back in service.

Evacuations – At the beginning of the fire incident, there were approximately 20 homes that were under direct threat.  The Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office conducted Level 3 (Leave Now) and Level 2 (Get Set to Leave) evacuation orders.  The Red Cross opened a shelter for those who had been ordered to evacuate. By the time all of the orders have been established, there were 40 in total.  All orders have been lifted by the Sheriff’s Office.

Damage Assessment – One outbuilding was reportedly burned. It is unknown if it was completely destroyed or just damaged.

Social Media – The Kittitas County Sheriff is using #TeanawayRoadFire while the Fire Department is using #TeanawayRiverFire to which we are using both of these hashtags for reference.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

And, Then There Were a Few (Wildfires) | October 5, 2017

POST SUMMARY | From over 30 wildfires at one given time during the Fire Season, there are only a few active wildfires in the States of Washington and Oregon.

Here is our recap for Thursday, October 5, 2017.

EAGLE CREEK FIRE

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and one mile south of Cascade Locks, Oregon.  Timber.  Min fire behavior.  48,831 acres. 47% contained. 166 personnel. 3 crews, 4 engines and 1 helicopter. 4 structures lost. $17.8 Million cost-to-date.

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF and 16 miles west of Selma Oregon.  Transfer from the IMT 1 back to the local unit today.  191,090 acres. 98% contained. 169 personnel. 1 crew, 3 engines and 2 helos.  30 structures lost.  $68.7 Million cost-to-date.

JONES FIRE

Willamette NF and 10 miles northeast of Lowell, Oregon.  Timber and grass fire fuels. Min fire behavior.  10,114 acres. 91% containment. 93 personnel. 1 crew, 5 engine.  1 structure lost. $25.4 Million cost-to-date. 

MILLER COMPLEX

Rogue River – Siskiyou NF and, 17 miles east of Cave Junction, Oregon. 4 fires.  Min fire behavior.  27,543 acres. 85 containment.  85 personnel. 2 crews, 3 engines and 2 helos.  $32.6 Million cost-to-date.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

Fire – EMS Jobs | September 22 2017

Though wildfires are starting to be put out and burn bans lifted, we thought we’d post some job opportunities for those seeking positions in the Fire and EMS professions.

Here is our compiled list from various sources.  We wish you luck!

AMR (WA) 

EMT-B.  Seattle, WA.  https://jobs.evhc.net/AMR/job/Seattle-EMT-Basic-WA-98168/431808400/?feedId=205400&utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=Envision_Indeed

BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT (WA)

FIRE SCIENCE INSTRUCTOR.  West Sound Technical Skill Center. Bremerton, WA.  $43,825 / year beginning. See job announcement.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Fire-Science-Instructor-West-Sound-Technical-Skill-Center-Bremerton-WA-US-Bremerton-School-District/31/46acd18b-5c5d-4b28-a783-92a101c98306

CITY OF BELLEVUE (WA)

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER.  $69,682.32 – $90,461.28 / year.  Closes 11/3/2017 @ 1700 hours. https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1856108-0/fire-prevention-officer?keyword=Fire+%26+EMS&location=washington&pagetype=searchPage

CENTERRA GROUP LLC (WA)

AIRPORT RESCUE FIREFIGHTER.  Moses Lake, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Aircraft-Rescue-Firefighter-WA-WA-US-Centerra-Group-LLC/31/73eea4c0-2d4a-4c56-a214-82c8f87fed7d

CITY OF GRANTS PASS (OR)

STUDENT FIREFIGHTER.  Grants Pass.  Complete Fire Academy/Student Firefighter Application. Job #17-36.  Closes 1/5/2018 @ 1700 hours.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/grantspassor/jobs/1652233/student-firefighter

CITY OF KIRKLAND (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF LONGVIEW (WA)

FIRE INTERN.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF MEDFORD (OR)

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL.   Medford, OR.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

CITY OF MERCER ISLAND (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.    https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICER.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF RENTON (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL FIREFIGHTER.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

CITY OF RICHLAND (WA)

FIREFIGHTER/EMT/MEDIC.   Richland, WA. $5,043 – $6,550 /month. Must possess Wildland FF II cert. IFSAC FF I or II certs.  See additional requirements here.  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/richlandwa/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1857415  Closes 10/22/2017.

CITY OF SALEM (OR)

FIREFIGHTER – MEDIC.  Salem, OR.   https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

EAST OLYMPIA FIRE DISTRICT #6 (WA)

FIREFIGHTER (P/T).  Olympia, WA.  Part-time position. 2 openings. $12 – $12.50 / hour.  https://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/gov/d/east-olympia-fire-district-6/6313012355.html

ENGLE MARTIN & ASSOCIATES (WA)

SR FIRE & EXPLOSION CONSULTANT.  Seattle, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Sr-Fire-Explosion-Consultant-Seattle-WA-US-Engle-Martin-Associates/31/0c5bb2d7-19ff-4358-80ca-c0009cfe23a9

GRAYBACK FORESTRY (OR)

FIREFIGHTER.  Merlin Base, OR.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

FIREFIGHTER.  La Grande, OR.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

FIREFIGHTER.  John Day Base, OR. https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

KITSAP COUNTY (WA)

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL 2.  Port Orchard, WA.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/washington-state-fire-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,16_IS3020_KE17,21_IP2.htm

DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL 1.  Port Orchard, WA.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/washington-state-fire-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,16_IS3020_KE17,21_IP2.htm

KLAMATH COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #1 (OR)

PARAMEDIC, EMT. Klamath Falls, OR.  Establishing 2 hiring lists for Medic and EMT opportunities.  See site requirements and how to apply. Closes 10/20/2017. Information line (541) 885-2056.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Klamath-County-Fire-District-No.-1/jobs/Ems-Eligibility-List-a4b79cbaf291fb95?sjdu=Zzi_VW2ygsY1fzh3Ma9ZsE4zIT1NTXCwgFBhdjeTC3NUeoTz6a5slNcWnV9u0CnOTb2lgWGXCUA_t_JLMAXFug

LIFELINE (WA)

PARAMEDIC.  Omak, WA.  $38,272 – $61,201 / year. Contact Human  Resources at (509) 665-4285. See details here:  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/eagle-group,-inc./jobs/Parmaedic-f7ab585bfe9848dd?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvS7jf91W2XfjP9QsqlpTIAT5OEkikkToay6tXetN7DE-N_sndOgvHLIcScBUi8YuFA

MILTON FREEWATER RURAL FIRE & EMS (OR)

EMT-B, EMT-P.  Milton-Freewater, OR.  Salary range $32,600 – $41,540 / year. Send  a cover letter, detailed resume’, copies of required and desired certifications, as well as education. Closes 10/15/2017 @ 1200 PDT.  Phone (541)-938-7146. Fax (541)-938-6967.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Milton-Freewater-Rural-Fire-and-EMS/jobs/EMT-B-EMT-P-4b71914d723c9e61?q=fire

NATIONAL TESTING NETWORK (WA)

https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&region=all&state=Oregon (OR jobs)

https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&region=all&state=Washington (Washington Jobs)

ENTRY-LEVEL FF/MEDIC

  • Sunnyside FD. Sunnyside, WA. 
  • East Pierce Fire & Rescue.

EMT.  (Part-time) & FF-EMT (Part-time)

  • Vashon Island Fire & Rescue. Vashon Island, WA.

EMT-B

  • City of Albany. (OR)
  • Lebanon Fire District (OR)

FIREFIGHTER (Part-Time)

  • Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue.

FIREFIGHTER (Entry-Level)

  • Woodinville Fire & Rescue.  Woodinville, WA.

FIREFIGHTER (Lateral Entry-Level Career)

  • Granite Falls FD, Snohomish County FPD 17. Granite Falls, WA.

FIREFIGHTER

  • Poulsbo FD. Poulsbo, WA.

FF/MEDIC

  • City of Salem  (OR)   https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/search.cfm?position=2&region=all&state=Oregon
  • Mid Columbia Fire & Rescue (OR)

OLYMPIC AMBULANCE (WA)

EMT.  Lacey (Thurston County), WA.  Limited info.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Olympic-Ambulance—Lacey/jobs/Emergency-Medical-Technician-3dea40ed192fcf2b?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvW08cRyO0NFmDUXsWeo83HG15pPSpLkrS1tCtFzzv5HrHLJnMEhqMoml58iLdwMZImyReL6h4yfoCN9tq9gAKdn9sExhx_VjxzOlL2DLl9Wa

OREGON DEPT. OF FORESTRY

FOREST OFFICER. The Dalles.  Permanent position.  Job #ODF17-0104.  Closes 9/29/2017 @ 2359 hours. $3754-$5469/monthly.  Creating a pool for open vacancies as they come up. Position includes fire suppression and prevention activities, administrative duties and other responsibilities. See site for specific job announcement.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/oregon/jobs/1844893/permanent-forest-officer-the-dalles

OREGON FOREST & INDUSTRIES COUNCIL (OR)

DIRECTOR OF FOREST PROTECTION.  Salem, OR.  Partners with USFS, BLM and Pacific NW Coordinating Group.  Anticipated start date is 11/1/2017.  Check out details here –> https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Oregon-Forest-&-Industries-Council/jobs/Director-Forest-Protection-a466f619e32c5065?q=fire

PORT OF SEATTLE (WA)

FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEER.  Limited / Temp position.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Fire-Protection-Engineer-Limited-Duration-Seattle-WA-US-Port-of-Seattle/31/b30adb69-129c-41ed-88c1-77795fc92b93

SNOHOMISH COUNTY (WA)

FIRE INVESTIGATOR.  Everett, WA.  $65,594 – $79,762 / year.  Full-time permanent position. Closes 10/1/2017.  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/snohomish/jobs/1844435/fire-investigator

SNOHOMISH COUNTY FIRE DISTRICT #7 (WA)

ENTRY-LEVEL CAREER FF – EMT.  Snohomish, WA.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=firefighter+emt&sc.keyword=firefighter+emt&locT=S&locId=3020&jobType=

SOUTH KITSAP FIRE & RESCUE (WA)

FIREFIGHTER.  Port Orchard, WA.  $4,497 – $6424 / month.  Written exam must be completed by 10/16/2017. See additional details here on this post:  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Public-Safety-Testing/jobs/South-Kitsap-Fire-Rescue-030362d260b1b0e0?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvXzH9ZAdrqkzyvdXzE5XaUbkv1cO1ddWd8XRapHcqI_u64mGugPud12whIYoCHvTDzuAMZIfnZyrO2xWGbCAocAmmMCHeQZuYyFUV4_qYxbU

STATE OF OREGON

WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION SPECIALIST.  Springfield, OR.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/jobs.htm?suggestCount=0&suggestChosen=false&clickSource=searchBtn&typedKeyword=fire&sc.keyword=fire&locT=S&locId=3163&jobType=

WILDLAND FIRE SUPPRESSION SPECIALIST (Entry-Level). Underfilled positions.  https://www.glassdoor.com/Job/oregon-fire-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,6_IS3163_KE7,11_IP2.htm

THURSTON COUNTY (WA)

MEDIC ONE TRAINING COORDINATOR (BLS).  Olympia, WA. $4,730 – $6,307 / month. Continuous openings. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/thurstonwa/jobs/1742367/medic-one-training-coordinator-bls

TRI-MED AMBULANCE LLC (WA)

EMT – B.  Everett, WA.  Limited info.  https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Tri-Med-Ambulance/jobs/Emergency-Medical-Technician-006d0a1a8e034fff?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvW08cRyO0NFmDUXsWeo83HG15pPSpLkrS1tCtFzzv5Hr258fdY0je9vnyCI2h46R0ks3a1GD3XoTtT6WGLgODBA

US DEPT OF AGRICULTURE / FOREST SERVICE (WA)

FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST.  Multiple Location. Closes 10/3/2017.  $85,816 0 $111,560  / year. Full-time perm position.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479784200

US FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE (OR, WA)

FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (PREVENTION/MITIGATION).  Princeton, OR.  $49,765 / year. Full-time.  Closes 9/29/2017.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/477243800

FOREST CREW SUPERVISOR 2.  Career, Seasonal position. $2,718- $3,522 / month. Okanogan County, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/FOREST-CREW-SUPERVISOR-2-08255W-WA-WA-US-Washington-State/31/c61c9af4-a076-42ca-9aca-65749779194b

US FOREST SERVICE (WA)

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN.  Colville, WA.  http://job-openings.monster.com/Forestry-Technician-Colville-WA-US-Forest-Service/31/25dd568a-1670-4336-9969-e4ad2e7437c5

US INTERIOR, BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS, (WA)

SUPERVISORY FIRE MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (RX Fire/Fuels). Keller, WA. $49,765 – $78,270 /  year. Closes 9/26/2017. Full-time perm position.  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/478266100

US NAVY, COMMANDER – NAVY INSTALLATIONS (WA)

FIREFIGHTER (BLS/HAZMAT TECH).  Bangor, WA.  $39,532 – $57,113 / year. http://job-openings.monster.com/FIREFIGHTER-BLS-HAZARDOUS-MATERIALS-TECHNICIAN-Bangor-WA-US-Commander-Navy-Installations/31/eddd72bf-5c84-4cbf-9dde-3d88478a13d6

Note:  We have gleaned information from various posts and recommend you check each site before applying.  We have pulled information from various sites reporting the same or variation of the same position. We have taken careful steps to take info from trusted sites and have provided the best of our ability accurate information as being presented in this post. – Ed.

(c) 2017 NW Fire Blog

Oregon’s #MilliFire Still Burns | August 27 2017

NEAR SISTERS, OREGON

Cedar City Hotshots Prepare for Burn Operations

Cedar City Hotshots prepping for burnout operations.

Summary

A wildfire broke out on the Deschutes National Forest, about 9 miles West of Sisters, Oregon on August 11, 2017 (1442 hours).

Current Status

8/27/2017:  Homes are still threatening homes but fire crews have been able to hold the containment lines at 32%.  There has been 15,509 acres burned.  Night shift crews continued with burnout operations for planned aerial ignition on the NW flank of the fire.  Additional fire activities included clearing fire fuels along roadways and mop up along the fire’s edge.

Soft ptructure protection

Lane County Task Force #7 doing a soft structure protection task.

8/26/2017:  It is still burning and threatening homes.  There have been 13,485 acres burned.

Fire Behavior

8/27/2017:  Active fire behavior with isolated torching and crowning.

8/26/2017:  The fire is burning in timber and is said to have a moderate fire behavior with some isolated torching.  Fire managers are reporting the fire is actively backing down the Black Crater to the West and North slopes.  Predictions are being made in the Lava Camp Lake will not suffer any extensive damage due to a low amount of fire fuels in the area.

Resources

8/27/2017:  672 personnel. 17 crews, 32 engines and 3 helicopters.

8/26/2017:  There are about 683 personnel assigned along with 17 crews, 4 helicopters and 33 engines.  Command is the SWA IMT Team 2.

firefighter feeding chickens

It’s not all just about firefighting, it is about helping homeowners with those they left behind they were evacuated.

Incident Cooperators

Incident Cooperators for this fire are the Deschutes Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes National Forest.

Specialist discuss Milli Fire at public meeting.

Keeping an open lines of community helps put homeowners minds to ease knowing what is happening with Fire operations.

Weather Conditions

8/27/2017:  Warmer and drier conditions.  Forecasters say it will be sunny and warm today with areas of dense smoke.

8/26/2017:  It has been more warm and drier which will continue throughout the weekend.  The fire is active on the West side and burning into the wilderness. Depending on future conditions, the fire behavior can become active producing more increased flames and heavy smoke.

Alerts!

8/27/2017  Archery Hunting Season begins on Saturday.  If your region is within the fire area – you may not be able to participate in these hunting areas until the closure is lifted.

8/26/2017:  The fire closure area will slightly be reduced.  Changes to t he closure include the opening of Forest Road 16, the campgrounds at Three Creeks Lake, Tam MacArthur Rim and the Petersen Ridge trail system, East of Forest of Road 16. Due to wildland firefighting, all roads West of Forest Road will still remain closed.

crew during burn operations

Burnout operations.

8/26/2017:  The Deschutes County Sheriff Office is constantly evaluating the need to make changes to evacuation notices.  All evacuation questions should be directed to the DCSO by calling their non-emergency evacuation orders line at 541-693-6911.

Level 2 (Get Set) evacuations are currently in effect for the Crossroads subdivision, Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Peterson Burn Road, Wildwing and Three Creeks Road residences.  This allowed residents to return to their homes.

heavy equipment

Level 1 evacuations are in effect for the Tollgate subdivision, all areas between OR 242 and Highway 20; West of Cold Springs Cutoff (Forest Service Road 1018).  This also includes Black Butte Ranch.

Cost-To-Date

8/27/2017:  The cost-to-date has risen to $11.1 Million just from overnight fire operations.

8/26/2017:  The cost-to-date is $9.8 Million and growing as each day passes.

Public Meeting

A  public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 28th at the Sisters High School located at 1700 McKinney Butte Road in Sisters, Oregon.  The meeting begins at 1800 hours (6pm) PDT.  Fire Officials will provide Fire Info, Closure information and status of evacuation orders.  Make sure if you have questions to bring them up in the meeting.  If you have KUDOS, they do like to hear your compliments also.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/27/2017 @ 0915 Hours PDT

 

 

Cliffdell’s Wildfires Continue to Burn | August 27 2017

POST SUMMARY | Three large wildfires continue to burn this morning near Cliffdell, Washington.  Here is an update on the American Fire, Norse Peak Fire and the Union Creek Fire.

Here is the SitRep for Sunday, August 27, 2017.

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AMERICAN FIRE:  11 miles West of Cliffdell.  Start 8/10/2017.  Okanogan – Wenatchee National Forest.  Lightning caused. #AmericanFire

8/27/2017:  207 acres. 0% contained. 16 personnel. (down 2 from yesterday). 4 engines. $248,000 CTD.

8/26/2017:   Active fire behavior with flanking, backing and group torching.  206 acres. 0% containment. Fire grew 6 acres to the North towards the Highway 410 corridor. The fire’s edge was a half-of-a-mile from the American River.  It slowly backed downhill approximately 1,000 feet in the last 7 days. 18 crews. 0 crews, 4 engines, 2 helos. 110 structures threatened.  $209,000 CTD.

8/25/2017:    Active fire behavior with backing and group torching.193 acres.  0% contained. 110 homes still threatened.  16 personnel. 4 engines. Evacuations in effect.  Estimated containment is 10/1/2017. $165,000 CTD.

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. Homes threatened. Evacuations are in effect.

8/24/2017:   174 aces. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with backing and group torching. 16 personnel. 4 engines. 110 structures threatened. $142,000 CTD.

8/23/2017:  131 acres. 0% contained. 110 homes threatened. 16 personnel. 4 engines. Estimated containment 10/1/2017. $100,000 CTD.

8/22/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. Homes threatened. 129 acres. 8% contained. 16 personnel. 4 engines. $75,000 CTD.

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NORSE PEAK FIRE: 11 miles West of Cliffdell.  Start 8/11/2017.  Burning inside the Norse Peak Wilderness in the Naches Ranger District. (includes 4 fires) Lightning caused. Timber.  USDA Forest Service.  #NorsePeakFire

A line of uniformed wildland firefighters is lined up carrying conifer branches and woody material toward the mouth of a yellow chipper.  Chips are being shot out the left side of the machine and off the road shoulder.

Loading up the chipper. Credit: NW IMT#13

8/27/2017:  Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching.  Homes are threatened.2,160 acres. 8% contained. 342 personnel. 8 crews and 14 engines. $2.5 Million CTD.

8/26/2017:  Type 2 IMT. Active fire with backing, flanking and group torching.  2,217 acres. 5% contained. 110 homes threatened. SR 410 remains closed from Chinook Pass (mile post 69) to Hell’s Crossing (mile post 84). At 2000 hours, the highway will reopen only for night-time travel. It will shutdown again at 0600 hours each morning.  Pleasant Valley Campground, Lodgepole campground and Salmon Cove Group sites are all closed to the public.  368 personnel. 1 Type 1 crew, 8 Type 2 crews, 18 engines, 4 felling teams, 2 dozers, 2 water tenders, 2 helicopters and additional heavy equipment are assigned to this incident. $2.2 Million CTD.

Image at a distant, dark forested ridge top.  Smoke rises from many places within and at the edges of the American Fire.  No flames are visible.

Burning on the ridge between the American River and Kettle Creek. Credit: NW IMT #13

8/25/2017: (5) fires. Type 2 IMT.  Active fire behavior with isolated torching, backing and creeping. 2,092 acres. 96% contained. Structures are being threatened. 344 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 3 helos. 8 smokejumpers arrived on-scene, began fire suppression and to secure the small fires North of the American Ridge.$1.7 Million CTD.

8/24/2017:  1,996 acres. 8% contained. Active fire behavior with backing, flanking and group torching. 339 personnel. 8 crews, 14 engines, 1 helo. $1.5 Million CTD.

Firefighters enjoy a break on the Norse Peak Fire.

Firefighting is hard work and you have to be able to do it safely. Taking a break is a big necessity.

8/23/2017:  Active fire behavior with running and torching. 1,643 acres. 8% contained.  110 homes threatened. 279 personnel. 6 crews. 1 helo. 14 engines. Hwy 410 closed. LEVEL 3 evacuations in effect for Union Creek, Pleasant Valley.  LEVEL 1 evacuations for Goose Prairie and Bumping Lake. 9 fires including American and Union Creek Trail as the largest. $1.2 Million CTD.

On Tuesday night firefighters sit down to a well earned meal after a hard days work on the Norse Peak Fires

Meal Time!

8/22/2017:  Type 2 IMT, NW Team 13. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 1,566 acres. 6% contained. 274 personnel. 6 crews, 12 engines and 1 helo. $936,000 CTD.

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UNION CREEK:  11 miles West of Cliffdell.  Start 8/23/2017. Okanogan – Wenatchee NF. Timber. #UnionCreekFire

8/27/2017:  Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes threatened. 169 acres. 0% contained. 6 personnel. 2 helicopters. $198,000 CTD.

8/26/2017:  Active fire behavior with group torching.  169 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. Homes are under threatened. Evacuations are in effect. 110 homes are threatened. 6 personnel. 2 helicopters.

8/25/2017:  Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking.  156 acres.  0% contained. Homes threatened. Evacuations in effect. 4 personnel. 0 resources. $130,000 CTD.

8/24/2017:  Newly reported from overnight.  132 acres. 0% contained. Active fire behavior with group torching, backing and flanking. 4 personnel. $117,000 CTD.

Fire Images | All images are courtesy of Inciweb, unless otherwise noted/credited. – Ed.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/27/2017 @ 0900 hours PDT.

Oregon’s #MilliFire Near Sisters Still Active | August 26 2017

NEAR SISTERS, OREGON

Smoldering tree trunk

A smoldering tree trunk of many burns in the middle of the forest.

Current Fire Conditions

A wildfire broke out on the Deschutes National Forest, about 9 miles West of Sisters, Oregon on August 11, 2017 (1442 hours).  It is still burning and threatening homes.

Day shift crews will continue with burnout operations to strengthen fire lines.  Fire crews are stating these the burnouts have been successful so far.  A second burnout operation is ongoing on the North side of the fire in a block of land between Forest Service Road 1030 and OR 242 that is just about complete. More crews are monitoring in that area to ensure the fire has not escaped the exterior containment fire lines.

Fire suppression efforts are just about finished on the South side as well.  This along Forest Service 15.

There have been 13,485 acres burned and a 32% containment status reached.

torching tree

A single-tree torching.

Fire Behavior

The fire is burning in timber and is said to have a moderate fire behavior with some isolated torching.  Fire managers are reporting the fire is actively backing down the Black Crater to the West and North slopes.

Predictions are being made in the Lava Camp Lake will not suffer any extensive damage due to a low amount of fire fuels in the area.

heavy equipment

Heavy equipment read to enter Division Echo.

Resources

There are about 683 personnel assigned along with 17 crews, 4 helicopters and 33 engines.  Command is the SWA IMT Team 2.

Incident Cooperators for this fire are the Deschutes Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes National Forest.

Weather Conditions

It has been more warm and drier which will continue throughout the weekend.  The fire is active on the West side and burning into the wilderness. Depending on future conditions, the fire behavior can become active producing more increased flames and heavy smoke.

Plume from Black Butte Lodge restaurant

A plume of heavy smoke can be seen from the Black Butte Lodge restaurant across the Valley.

Alerts!

Closures.  As of Saturday, August 26, 2017, the fire closure area will slightly be reduced.  Changes to t he closure include the opening of Forest Road 16, the campgrounds at Three Creeks Lake, Tam MacArthur Rim and the Petersen Ridge trail system, East of Forest of Road 16. Due to wildland firefighting, all roads West of Forest Road will still remain closed.

Evacuation Orders. The Deschutes County Sheriff Office is constantly evaluating the need to make changes to evacuation notices.  All evacuation questions should be directed to the DCSO by calling their non-emergency evacuation orders line at 541-693-6911.

Level 2 (Get Set) evacuations are currently in effect for the Crossroads subdivision, Edgington Road, Remuda Road, Peterson Burn Road, Wildwing and Three Creeks Road residences.  This allowed residents to return to their homes.

Level 1 evacuations are in effect for the Tollgate subdivision, all areas between OR 242 and Highway 20; West of Cold Springs Cutoff (Forest Service Road 1018).  This also includes Black Butte Ranch.

Cost-To-Date

The cost-to-date is $9.8 Million and growing as each day passes.

Public Meeting

A  public meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 28th at the Sisters High School located at 1700 McKinney Butte Road in Sisters, Oregon.  The meeting begins at 1800 hours (6pm) PDT.  Fire Officials will provide Fire Info, Closure information and status of evacuation orders.  Make sure if you have questions to bring them up in the meeting.  If you have KUDOS, they do like to hear your compliments also.

(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog