Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What the hell?

Hey?  Is Region Five in California still requiring initial attack crews to halt for a safety meeting before they take action on any fire?  If they are, then let's talk about it.

Murry Taylor

Hello Wildland Firefighters and Smokejumpers

Hello to all those who've eaten smoke in the great wildlands of North America. I'm Murry Taylor, a former smokejumper (27 seasons), and wildland firefighter (6 seasons), and would like to engage in any dialogue regarding current wildland fire initial attack policy. To my mind it's high time that voices from the field be heard in correcting many of the non-sense ideas that have evolved--especially regarding large fires--over the years. Eager to talk with any and all members of ICS (Incident Command System) team members, firemen in the field, smokejumpers, helitac and certainly Hot Shots.  Looking forward to hearing from any and all.
                                                                          Sincerely, Murry Taylor
                                                                          Author: Jumping Fire 

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