Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 11 For Me

The afternoon, pre-briefing brief. (L-R) Helicopter Manager Keven, Helicopter Crew Randy and John.

The real afternoon briefing. Adam Veal (IC), Dale (Helibase Manager) Randy (Helicrew), Sean (Replacement Ops), Doug (Helicopter Manager Trainee), Keven Johnson, (Helicopter Manager) and Operations Tim Pratt with back to camera.

Directly out of the IAP;

The fire is 90% contained at this time with numerous interior islands of unburnt fuel throughout the fire. The fire is burning in rugged coungtry in the North Umpqua Drainage with elevations ranging from 1200 ft along the North Umpqua River to 3,600 ft on Mace Mountain.

Decreased fire activity is expected.

Well it's day 11 on the fire for me. I have to take a break after 12 days so that means tomorrow is my last day. Monday my replacement takes over and I'll go home for a few days. After that it looks like I'll be off to do some work near Big Bear, California.

I'm excited about that job as I used to work in Big Bear and know many people in that area. Now if we can just get a gig in Idyllwild!

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