Next RT130 Refresher Training April 22nd, 2017
First S130/S190/L180 New Firefighter Training will be on April 23rd to April 28th, 2017. Please rsvp with Dillon at email@example.com
First ALL HANDS day will be on April 28, 2017
Next CPR and First Aid class will be on April 23rd, 2017.
Please check back for updates. Current employees, please check in regularly (currently every other week) with the office at 541-782-1814, or by email or facebook.
How to become an Inbound Firefighter
Inbound actively seeks out veterans of the armed services to employ under the federal and state contracts that we receive. We proudly employ several disabled veterans and find that veterans perform very well in the type of work that we specialize in.
Becoming a member of the Inbound Wildland Firefighter family
New Wildland Firefighters
Those with no previous wildland firefighting experience are required to complete the entry level wildland firefighting five day course. Scheduled class dates may be found by checking in regularly with the office.
Interested individuals will need to be selected to attend the company provided wildland firefighting training. All candidates will need to pass the work capacity test and IS-100 and IS-700 FEMA courses. Upon the completion of the training and pack test, individuals will be qualified as beginning level firefighters (FFT-2). Please call Inbound at 503-473-4851 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in upcoming training events.
Experienced Wildland Firefighters
Those with previous wildland firefighting experience will be considered on an individual basis. Qualified firefighters’ records will be reviewed to establish currency and experience requirements meet or exceed PMS 310-1.
Note: Individuals with structural firefighting experience should contact the Company’s training manager to see if their previous training meets Inbound's training requirements.
Wildland firefighters that work for Inbound have outstanding work ethic, are extremely dependable, and are self-disciplined individuals with a desire to perform the daily challenges, while exhibiting a healthy respect for Mother Nature's role in the big picture!
Duties while assigned on an incident:
-Perform as a professional wildland firefighter on a hand crew or engine crew during a wildfire or prescribed burn
-Work outdoors in remote and exteme conditions with overnight camping under less than ideal conditions.
-Comply with the safety standards and work techniques to mitigate risk while on a hazardous duty assignment
-Contain and suppress wildland fires and perform duties as assigned
-Use hand tools, equipment and techniques to accomplish objectives
-Perform basic fireline activities including line construction, hose lays, and the removal of fuels
Skills and Abilities:
-Become a student of human behavior and extreme fire behavior
-Grow in your ability to lead a crew under extreme conditions
CRWB/ENGB responsibilities :
-Maintain gear readiness per below
-Maintain OSHA 300 Log-Document accidents on log
-801 forms when accident occurs (faxed to office within 24 hours)
-Promissory notes (have employees sign for draws)
-Petty Cash log (Dillon to provide petty cash)
-Time Sheets sent in daily and bi-weekly (hopefully copies of CTRs.) Track driver hours, sawyer hours, safety bonus suspensions, and draws. Document who trainees are. Write HOTLINE and Sawyers on CTRs if applicable. ENGB write crew member names on daily shift tickets
-Receipts for credit card purchases and petty cash purchases. (turn in at end of assignment for reconciliation. Use expense report as a log). Jerry has more if you need them.
-Gear readiness per contract
-Vehicles maintained and ready per contract (fire extinguishers, first aid kits, insurance cards, vehicle ID, etc...). Made ready for dispatch upon return from incident.
-Radio Kits (meet required amounts and standards - working correctly)
-Saws (meet required amounts and standards - working correctly). See saw boss/sawyer responsibilities below.
-Appropriate copies of contract
-Copies of red cards
-Copies of blue cards
-First Aid kits
-Contact with crew members
-Vehicle mileage logs kept (one for each rig)
-Keep copies of vehicle inspections at incident
-Time Sheets CTRS/shift tickets (submit per payroll calendar and back to office when returning)
-Keep daily safety meeting minutes (submit back to office when returning)
-Keep copies of daily IAP (submit back to office when returning)
-Adequate air filters, chains, etc...
-Turn in copies of invoices/evals when returning from incident
-Ensure copies of CTRs/evals are made for every persons file (will provide office support) when returning from incident.
-Portable drug test kit
-Gear Issue logs
-Maintain rigs in inspection ready shape and present at incidents (arrival and demob)
-Ensure your jack and lug wrenches work.
-Blue Card from MSPA is required
-No talking on cell while driving
-Seatbelts mandatory while in motion
-Maintain cleanliness of vehicle at every stop
-Check fluid levels and tire condition when fueling
-Enforce no smoking in the vehicle policy
-Stop frequently for smoke breaks, stretching, rest, clean out garbage
-Notify CRWB if under doctor's treatment (presciptions)
-Please do not bring garbage home from the incident
-Upon return from an incident, ensure rigs are ready for dispatch. Clean and gassed up. Those riding in the rigs should be encouraged to help
-Stay together, lights on while traveling.
-Obey traffic laws
-Eligible for safe driving bonus (CRWB to document miles driven on daily time sheets for each driver)
-Take orders from CRWB and ensure they are carried out with resources assigned.
-Maintain contact with FFT2, mentor as appropriate
-Sign FFT1-T position task book lines. Be sure to document them correctly.
-Ensure no-smoking policy in rigs is followed
-Ensure other FFT1 gear is ready for inspection
-Assist in the gear issue, mobilization process
-Know radio etticate and follow it
-Know how to program a radio by hand
-Ensure all members have lunches and are watered up
-Set a good example
-Follow the companies drug and alcohol policies and enforce violations
-Follow the companies harrassment policy and enforce violations
-Maintain saws in inspection ready shape and present at incidents
-Maintain saw kit, spare parts, etc...
-Maintain adequate eye protection, hearing protection, and other OSHA required chaps, gloves, etc...
-Ensure adequate gas, mix, and bar oil.
-Ensure appropriate SDS sheets in CRWB book
-Ensure safe saw practices are followed at all times
-Post lookouts when working around saws
-Ensure MIST are followed as appropriate
-Ensure saws are sharpened, fueled, and ready for action before each period
Inbound takes pride in providing professional wildland firefighting contract crews that uphold the standards and values of the profession. Through hard work, determination and preparedness, our wildland firefighters consistently receive high marks for their performance while on assignment.
Inbound recognizes that our personnel represent the organization’s strongest asset. Providing a safe and drug free work environment is of the utmost importance at Inbound and is considered paramount to the success of our business. For this reason, Inbound has established a zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy and the Code of Conduct for our supervisors.
All interested candidates must be at least 18 years of age in order to become a wildland firefighter.
Wildland firefighting requires a high level of physical fitness in order to safely perform the work. You can expect difficult environmental conditions including uneven terrain, extreme temperatures, and smoke. A physical fitness test is required to ensure individual and crew safety.
The minimum Required Physical Fitness Test is a three-mile hike carrying a forty-five pound pack. The test must be completed in under 45 minutes.
**Notice: Inbound, LLC's wildland fire suppression crews are expected to exceed this minimum fitness standard.
War Bag Basics
The War bag
· A duffel type bag that is capable of carrying about 50 lbs
· Every fire dispatch may require air travel, so be prepared
· The bag must be durable and you can count on its durability being tested while on an incident
· Minimal pockets our zippers
· Inbound is not responsible for damage to anything in your war bag, so please don't pack breakable items
Personal Protective Equipment
PP & E Personal protection & equipment is the gear you must have on the fire line. This will include:
· Hard Hat and Headlamp (Company Provided)
· Fire shelter (Company Provided)
· Boots (8” Vibram Sole leather) (Employee Provided, eligible for boot allowance after 30 days of work)
· Line pack (Company Provided if needed)
· 2 sets Nomex (shirt and pants) (Company Provided)
· Goggles and safety glasses (Company Provided)
· Leather gloves ( make sure they are your size) (Company Provided)
· Lunch (During the first 24 hrs you supply your own food)
· Rain gear ( it does rain hard out there) (Employee provided)
· Extra Hearing Protection (Company provides two pair)
· At least one quart of water (must be full when you arrive at the fire)
War bag includes personal items provided by employees
· 28 pairs of socks ( Your feet are your paycheck take care of them two pair/day)
· 14 pair of underwear
· 14 tee shirts
· A pair of shorts
· One city outfit
· Shower gear, recommend Zest soap to help prevent poison oak
· Personal bag( tooth brush & paste, shower gear, one towel- paper towels are supplied, deodorant, shower shoes)
· Compass, GPS, whistle, pocket size mirror
· Wool cap and sleeping gear
· Personal items such as sleeping bag, pillow, cot (optional), tent (two person or smaller), book, alarm clock
· Poison Oak Medicine
· Sweatshirt or Jacket, something to keep you warm on cold mornings
· Personal first aid for blisters, bandaids, toenail clippers
Wildland Firefighting Common Questions