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    Re: NM-SNF-Holiday (SAR)

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of former FWFSA member Token Adams. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

    Casey Judd
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    Re: ID-1BN-Inkom area- ??

    The size on our side is 2-3 acres, they've got a handcrew on it now.

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    ID-1BN-Inkom area- ??

    Not sure if the unit identifier is correct. It's on BLM jurisdiction.

    11: 52 AM

    Just noted out my FWFSA office window the fire on the mountain across from us. No nasty weather and not sure if...
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    Re: Fire study pits scoopers vs. tankers

    Firephotoguy:

    You bring up a very appropriate issue in that the study fails to address or take into consideration the 2011 Fire Retardant Avoidance Plan which has resulted in 12,000 maps...
  5. Re: Health Insurance, supporting seasonal wildland firefighters

    There have been some comments over the potential costs of the health care coverage for seasonal wildland firefighters as well as costs for the bill that was introduced, HR 6092.

    As the person who...
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    Re: VLAT on the Wallow discussion

    Hi to all:

    I think all of you are correct. There are a number of elements involved in using these aircraft. Yup, the public & politicians love them. Bigger MUST be better right? In 2006 I had a...
  7. Re: Union Bullying because the FWFSA deemed "rival organization"

    Thanks AJ:

    The "we'll get it the next time around" excuse has been a theme directed towards federal firefighters by the IAFF and to a lesser degree the CPF for some time. In fact that is precisely...
  8. Re: Union Bullying because the FWFSA deemed "rival organization"

    AJ:

    I've got to chime in on this one. With all due respect, I handed Mike Massone the CPF 5th district VP position to him on the proverbial "silver platte," Enough said.

    You have extracted at...
  9. Re: Brady CUTS Act: Fed Cuts, possible fire consolidations

    Dear AZ Type 3;

    As with any legislation that isn't passed by the end of the congressional session, it dies, requiring it to be re-introduced the next session.

    Unfortunately last session we were...
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    Re: CalFire Cuts and Issues

    Dear Brushcoat:

    Although my response to Dennis was posted on TheySaid, it was not posted here so I thought I would do so. Casey

    Dear Mr. Burns:

    I hope you don't mind if I clarify some of...
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    Re: CalFire Cuts and Issues

    My 1 1/2 cents worth. There is frustration on the part of FEDs towards the manner in which their employer pays others on wildfires, especially in CA. We all know that these costs are the result of...
  12. Thread: HR 5537

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    Re: HR 5537

    I too don't have a desire to get into an IAFF against the world thread and it's certainly OK to have a difference of opinion as to how the IAFF operates.

    With all due respect to the IAFF which I...
  13. Thread: HR 5537

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    Re: HR 5537

    Brushcoatmedic:

    You are correct. I should have referenced IAFF Local 2881 which is afiliated with the CPF and thus IAFF. My pointwas simply to state that the unions are typically opposed to...
  14. Thread: HR 5537

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    Re: HR 5537

    I haven't read the bill so I can't comment on the pros & cons, just the apparent position of Cal-Fire (a member of the California Professional Firefighters) being opposed.

    The CPF is the...
  15. Thread: FWFSA

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    Re: FWFSA

    Milehighbar:

    First and foremost I sincerely apologize for the delay in responding to you about the lights & siren message you sent me. I don't visit the hotlist all that often so I didn't even see...
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    Re: Recruitment / Retention

    I too am looking for answers to "where'd the retention money get spent." What I've found over the last year or so is why I ask a pointed question to Senator Feinstein's staff such as those about...
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    Re: USFS to Stop Using Lights/Siren

    MLJ:

    I guess I owe you an apology for speaking to you like a child a few years ago. I wish you had said something at the time. it certainly wasn't my intention. In fact I haven't had that...
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    Re: IAFF and FWFSA

    To all:

    I tried to respond to all of this last night but obviously it didn't post.

    mardrjc: The 0081 just simply isn't a good fit for wildland firefighters. The weekly hours, 72 vs 40...
  19. Re: 4/1 Congressional Hearing and FS Report on Retention (Black Tuesday), etc.....

    AB:

    Attached is a letter being sent out to Mr. Rey & Chief Kimbell as well as to the
    press by Sen. Feinstein today regarding the recent FS firefighter retention report.
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  20. Re: 4/1 Congressional Hearing and FS Report on Retention (Black Tuesday), etc.....

    Forest Service Retention Report

    The FWFSA has completed its official response to the Forest Service firefighter retention report. It has been sent to our webmaster for inclusion on our web site as...
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