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  • Wildland Fire Crew Update (8/8/2022) August 8, 2022
     On Thursday, August 4 we received a request for the PA-PAS Liberty Crew. They gathered on August 5 at 0830 at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg and began their drive to Idaho at approximately 1130. At the time they were expected to arrive sometime on August 8 (today). Their assignment was for the Moose […]
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  • Wildland Fire Crew August 1, 2022
     After a shaky start to the Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew season, we have a crew currently driving to an assignment.We received a request Saturday, July 30 for PA-PAS Keystone. The crew gathered at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg at 0900 Sunday, July 31, and had wheels rolling around 1130. The order is for 2022 NRGA […]
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  • Smokey's Scouts July 26, 2022
    Greetings adventurers! Did you know that Smokey has his own app now? The Mid-Atlantic Forest Fire Protection Compact – Wildfire Prevention Subcommittee is happy to announce that the Smokey’s Scouts App is now available on both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android) – go to your app store of choice and […]
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  • Fall Search and Rescue Manager Course Announcement July 19, 2022
    The Search and Rescue Manager Course will be located at Bald Eagle State Park, Tuesday October 11, 2022, through Friday, October 14, 2022. Registration ends September 7, 2022.Ranked at the top of the SAR training pyramid this course provides the students with the skills to manage and oversee search operations.  Only those with the interest, […]
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  • Learn Not to Burn July 12, 2022
    Did you know that historically (2002-2021) 0.6% (260 fires) of wildfires here in Pennsylvania were caused by children? In 2021 0.8% of wildfires (11 fires) were caused by children. With that being said, today we’d like to switch gears a little bit when talking about Fire Prevention to bring your attention to the Learn Not […]
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  • 2022 Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Academy June 16, 2022
    Hello everyone! Fire season wrapped up rather quietly here in Pennsylvania, and as usual, we launched into the Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Academy. This year it was held at Shippensburg University from May 31 – to June 5, 2022. This year was, we believe, a resounding success! We had a total attendance of 297 individuals, and […]
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  • Wildland Fire Crew Updates 9/20/2021 September 20, 2021
    Our last crew, Penns Woods, returned home from their assignment Saturday 9/11/2021. Their last assignment was with the Greenwood Fire in Minnesota.E-604 worked their last shift Saturday 9/11 and began travel home on Sunday 9/12. Their last station was at Montana's NE Land Office in Glasgow, MT.E-603, currently assigned to the Greenwood fire in Minnesota, […]
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  • Wildland Fire Crew Updates 8/30/2021 August 30, 2021
    Penns Woods was mobilized 8/25 and was assigned to the Whelp Fire.Anthracite was demobilized on 8/22.Independence 2 is en route back to Pennsylvania and should be demobilized sometime this week. They were assigned to the Trestle Creek Fire.E-604 is on its 4th crew swap.E-603's crew was released from Montana and a crew swap is expected […]
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  • Wildland Fire Updates 8/12/2021 August 12, 2021
    Good afternoon everyone! We have some more updates for you as well as some photos sent in from the Engine Crew Members on E-603.E-604 – Has recently made its third crew swap, and is currently on the Richard Springs Fire.  E-603 – Has been busy with several small Initial Attack fires in the CLO area of […]
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  • PA-PAS Liberty Update August 9, 2021
     Good morning everyone! PA-PAS Liberty returned home safely this past Thursday (8/5/2021). With their return, they have provided quite a few (28 +/-) awesome photos to share with everyone. Take a couple of minutes and join us! All photos are from their assignment to the Harris Mountain Fire.Morning briefing for fire managers consisting of more than […]
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