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All questions related to federal wildland fire careers. Wildland fire suppression, aviation and fuels management.

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33 year career in the state and federal wildland fire service. Hotshots, engines, helitack,fuels crews, structural firefighting, unit aviation officer, fire operations specialist, assistant fire management officer, district fire management officer.


The Frederick Butte Fire Management Plan- 1999 USDI-BLM, Prineville District "THE FIRE BELOW: SUPPRESSION TACTICS FROM ABOVE"- USDA-FS Fire Management Today Volume 64 No. 4 Fall 2004 "ABOUT THE WAY WE FIGHT FIRES"- USDA-FS Fire Management Today Volume 62 No. 2 Spring 2002 "THE DIGI-TALL COMPLEX: A LOOK AT THE FUTURE?"- USDA-FS Fire Management Today Volume 65 No. 4 Fall 2005 "The Night the Mountain Glowed"- Wildland Firefighter Magazine- January -1998


Technical Fire Management-Washington Institute/Colorado State University, most NWCG courses thru 400 series.

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