Book Review of Blazing Heritage: A History of Wildland Fire in the National Parks, by Hal K. Rothman

Brian Lawatch NO Comments

For background information, I read this book. It was good!

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Getting to Know Our Fire Communication Coordinators

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As part of my effort to learn about all the different agencies at NIFC, I went around the offices, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), interviewing their communications coordinators.

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Facility Tour

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As part of my introduction to NIFC, I was taken on a tour of the facility. It was a lot to take in all at once, but I learned much about the organizational structure of wildland firefighting.

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Communications - Share the Responsibility

Jennifer Smith NO Comments

Effective communication is the responsibility of everyone regardless of your job description.

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Baton Rouge Fire

Rafael Mcleod NO Comments

It happened on a Monday afternoon three hours before the crew was going off the clock.

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In Closing

Rafael Mcleod NO Comments

Throughout the season, as I mentioned in earlier blog entries, I observed countless examples of our core firefighter principles of Duty, Respect, and Integrity, and I learned many lessons that will help push me forward in my life.

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Commentary of a BLMer

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As a current Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), I was excited for a detail opportunity with NPS Fire and Aviation Management.

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Rugged 4x4 Built for Interagency Operations

Jennifer Smith NO Comments

NIFC is like an off-road 4x4 vehicle.  All of the agencies make up the engine and parts of the vehicle.  Each part operates a different function, but all of the parts together build a lean, mean, beefy machine that can climb any mountain in any conditions. 

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New Internship!

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Hello, my name is Brian Lawatch. I am the new Student Conservation Association intern for the National Park Service at the National Interagency Fire Center.

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