The Fire Cache Dispatch is responsible for taking fire reports from the Park's lookouts, visitors, and other Park employees. The appropriate resources are then dispatched to the location, usually the Park contract helicopter and an initial attack crew. After those resources arrive on scene, the dispatch office takes any requests for additional personnel, supplies, aircraft, engines, or equipment. If possible, these are filled with Park resources. If they are not, dispatch will then pass the request on to Bozeman Interagency Dispatch where it will be filled or moved up to the next level of the dispatch chain. When the Park receives a request for it's resources to go outside of the Park on assignment, the dispatch office is also responsible for finding the requested resource and dispatching the resource to the appropriate location.
Did You Know?
There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.