Phil Edwards status
- Sep 20, 2014
Be safe, and THANK YOU!!!!!!!
False alarm. They are sending our strike team back home, probably on Tuesday, so no crew swap.Yep! Got extended to 21 days, so unless we get reassigned to another fire, I'll be coming off the line Monday morning.
Just got in to our hotel room for our 24 off. We had to drive all the way to Medford for a room, but worth it, because the sleep trailers are good in s pinch, but not for a 21 day assignment.
I saw your engine this morning. I think we are on the same rotation. I'll come say hi when I see your strike team.
I'm on an OES type 6 strike team. We have:
I'm on the Sierra Madre engine. If you see me first, say hi.
Damn.False alarm. They are sending our strike team back home, probably on Tuesday, so no crew swap.
Nice work.I just posted about our backpacking trip in the Sierras and as we were driving down the hill after the hike I turned on my phone and holy sh!t, I start getting a whole string of texts about a structure fire in our community that happened while I was out there. My crew killed it! We kept it out of the wildland and I'm just so proud of my guys. There's no substitute for training and we do a lot of that.
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Yeah, the division we've been working is a hell of a lot cooler than when we arrived.Ended up having a little fire in our local district yesterday afternoon. Probably way more fire than we would have seen up north! 1.5 acres and 5 hours of work. My scratch-line muscles are sore
It's been 5 years since the Tubbs fire and this is as far as we've gotten. 5 years ago, the same environmental groups were putting out marketing material saying "LOGGING IS DEFINITELY NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION BECAUSE <REASONS>." Notice that these environmental groups have offered nothing in the way of solutions. How many more large redwoods should burn because of their obstructionism because at this point letting the fires rip will result in larger, hotter ones than were the historic norm?I believe the approach has already changed. The recognition of the importance or prescribed burns and thinning is pretty universal. But this proposed act would exempt the decision making process from any public observation/participation -
"(e) Federal Advisory Committee Act.—The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Coalition."
Also the environemental review can be expedited/fast tracked without being completely eliminated as the Act would do. I would guess a lot of the science has already been done. I can't believe no one has studied the methods and effects of forest thinning and controlled burns.
I'm not not saying I'm against the Act- the additional funding would be very welcome, expediting the reveiw process would be great- but the lack of transparency requested to me raises some red flags.
You lucky SOB.Got an early wake up this morning (2am) and headed for the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire. Probably be there a couple weeks.
That's some rugged country up there, good luck!Got an early wake up this morning (2am) and headed for the Six Rivers Lightning Complex Fire. Probably be there a couple weeks.
Yep. Believe it or not, it’s actually a legitimate academic institution.WTF?
I got my degree in applied math from Chico and spent a *lot* of time over in Arcata and on campus at Humboldt around the same time you were there. Great memories. Great schools. I learned *way* more from lectures at Chico than I did when I was going to UCSD and have nothing but good things to say about the quality of education at Humboldt.Yep. Believe it or not, it’s actually a legitimate academic institution.
Very science based. Majors like, fisheries, wildlife management, forestry, agriculture, etc.
I went there 30 something years ago and finished with evolutionary biology.