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  • Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew Updates August 6, 2020
    Hello, hello everyone! Time for another quick update about our crews out on fire assignments.Wildland fire crew Keystone arrived safely back in Pennsylvania on Tuesday (08/04/2020), after a long drive home from out in the western part of the country. To help stop the spread of COVID-19 (and for cleanliness sake) the crews sanitized and […]
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  • Crew Updates August 3, 2020
    Pennsylvania received another request for a 20 member crew to assist in western fire detail. Yesterday 08/02/2020 we sent out PA-PAS-03, they also were driving to their destination. They departed from District 09 in the early afternoon and are expected to be in Cheyenne this evening.The crew holding a meeting before their departure 08/02/2020.PA-PAS-01 will […]
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  • Professional Reading Program July 30, 2020
    Did you know that the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) has a professional reading program through their Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program? I didn’t until this year, and I thought that was a good thing to know – I really enjoyed the Commandant’s Professional Reading List while I was in the Marine Corps. While this […]
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  • Crew Updates July 29, 2020
    A member of PA-PAS-01 sent us this gorgeous landscape photo with an update!"In bear country today. Working with the Cody BLM Field Office thinning conifers out of an aspen stand. We'll be here until our time is up or get reassigned, most likely. Testing some Faller 2's."PA-PAS-02 is working night shift on the Caldwell fire.Check […]
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  • Pennsylvania Wildland Fire Crew Updates July 27, 2020
    PA-PAS-01 was called up to go to Cheyenne, Wyoming, and left on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. They checked in at their assignment Saturday, July 18, 2020.A member of PA-PAS-01 was kind enough to send us this photo of crew members working on some project work for the local Bureau of Land Management - clear-cutting and […]
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  • COVID-19 Assistance May 5, 2020
    In these uncharted waters that Pennsylvania has been treading with the COVD-19 pandemic, members of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources have been assisting the Pennsylvania Department of Emergency Management (PEMA) with the administration of Community Based Testing Sites (CBTS) in Montgomery County and Luzerne County. To many people this may come as a […]
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  • Tanker Base Weekend Staffing April 24, 2020
    Airtanker base staffing for this weekend:Saturday:Mid-state / Hazleton:  UNSTAFFEDSunday:Mid-state / Hazleton: UNSTAFFEDTwo SEATs are stationed at each base.T3 Helicopters on station at Somerset and Wellsboro.T2 Helicopter on station at Penn Forest.*A reminder, on Sunday 4/26/2020 both Hazleton A and Mid-State A contracts will be finished and we will have one SEAT at each base until the end of the season, as […]
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  • Air Tanker History April 24, 2020
    Today firefighters on the ground work with aerial firefighters to help extinguish wildfires across the world. The pilots drop a mixture of water and fire retardant onto the fires. But, having a good tool to help extinguish fires didn’t happen overnight.As early as 1930 Forest Service firefighters were flying over fires delivering water to the […]
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  • Hazleton Tanker Base Weekend Staffing April 17, 2020
    Airtanker base staffing for this weekend:Saturday:Mid-state / Hazleton:  UNSTAFFEDSunday:Mid-state / Hazleton: STAFFEDTwo SEATs are stationed at each base.T3 Helicopters on station at Somerset and Wellsboro.T2 Helicopter on station at Penn Forest.Remember, we are available for all your fire needs!Who ya gonna call?Air Tankers!
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  • Wildland Urban Interface Month – Defensible Space April 9, 2020
    April is wildland urban interface (WUI) month, during the month we would like to take the time to help create and sustain a fire-adapted community that may lie within the WUI.First, let’s discuss just what the WUI is. The wildland urban interface is an area where human-made structures and infrastructures (cell towers, water supply facilities, […]
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