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?
Even though the animals of Yellowstone seem tame they are still wild. Feeding the animals is not permitted in any way, and all visitors must keep 100 yards away from wolves and bears, and 25 yards from other animals.