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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

 

After 20 years as Superintendent for Snake River Hotshots and 34 total years fighting fire, Randy Anderson is retiring! BLM- Idaho Falls District would like to say thank you for the great leadership and enjoy retirement!
#hotshots #SnakeRiverIHC #wildlandfirefighter #BLMIFDFire

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Pile Burning near Island Park along the Kilgore-Yale Road

 

#BLMIFDFire will be burning piles off the Kilgore-Yale Road Wednesday & Thursday, Nov. 18-19. This #RxBurn will reduce fuels on BLM lands around private property and residential developments to decrease wildfire risk for the Island Park community.

News Release

DATE: November 18, 2020

CONTACT: Kelsey Griffee, 208-521-8709



BLM to conduct pile burning near Island Park


ISLAND PARK, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be burning piles off the Kilgore-Yale Road near Island Park Nov. 18 and 19. Recent snow has provided favorable weather for prescribed burning. 


The purpose of this controlled burn is to reduce fuels on 115 acres of BLM managed land around private property and residential developments to decrease wildfire risk for the Island Park community.


Updates will be posted on BLM Idaho Fire Facebook and Twitter.




Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Snake River Hotshots are HIRING for the 2021 Fire Season

 

More information: https://www.idahofireinfo.blm.gov/east/employ_hotshot.html
#BLMIFDFire #FireJobs #NotYourOrdinaryJob #Hotshots

Thursday, November 5, 2020

BLM to conduct pile burning near Horseshoe Bend

 


News Release

DATE: November 6, 2020

CONTACT: Jared Jablonski  jjablonski@blm.gov  208-384-3210



BLM to conduct pile burning near Horseshoe Bend


BOISE, Idaho – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be burning logging slash piles approximately eight miles northeast of Horseshoe Bend along Pumpkin Creek as soon as Nov. 9 once weather, fuel moisture and conditions on the ground are favorable.


Burning operations are expected to last three to five days, with follow-up patrols lasting up to three weeks. Resulting smoke will have the potential to be visible from large distances due to location, fuel type and burning conditions. Updates will be posted to www.idahofireinfo.com

The purpose of this controlled burn is to reduce piles of hazardous fuels throughout 720 acres of BLM managed land after the recent Pumpkin Brainard commercial timber harvest. Doing so during cool and wet conditions minimizes the potential for fire spread.

For more information, contact the BLM Boise District Fire Information Line at (208) 384-3378.



Friday, October 30, 2020

Jordan Fire

 


News Release

DATE:  October 30th, 2020

CONTACT: Jared Jablonski, (208) 384-3378

 

JORDAN FIRE UPDATE

Twitter: @BLMIdahoFire
(#BLMBODFire)

Start Date: 10/30/2020

Start Time: 2:30 pm

Location: 6 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, Oregon

Cause: Under Investigation

Fire Size: Estimated at 700 acres

Fire Behavior: Running

Structures Threatened:  None at this time

Fuels and Terrain:  Burning in grass and brush with steep topography.

Fire Crews/Resources: Four BLM engines, one BLM dozer, one type-2 hand crew, Owyhee RFPA resources, one air attack and two airtankers.

Evacuations:  None

Closures:  None

Summary:  Bureau of Land Management and Owyhee RFPA resources are fighting the Jordan Fire near Jordan Valley, Oregon. The fire is running in grass and brush in steep terrain. Ground and aviation resources are currently engaging in fire suppression efforts as they work toward establishing containment lines and stopping active fire spread.

Fire season is not over, so please do your part to prevent human caused wildfires when recreating on public lands.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Boise District BLM – Outreach Notice

 

 

OUTREACH NOTICE – Engine Captain, GS-8

                      

Boise District BLM

 

Possible Duty Stations – Boise (Yard), Boise (Wild West), Hammett, Bruneau

 

Applications submitted through USAJOBS by

11/30/2020 will receive first consideration.   

 

The Boise District BLM is getting ready to fill PERMANENT Engine Captain positions.

 

Forestry Technician (Fire), (Engine Captain/Engine Boss)

GS-0462-07/08

Announcement # FADHA-20-10929449-CMP


These are permanent Long-Term Career Seasonal appointments; it is expected you will work at least 6 months, but less than 9 months a year.  When work or funds are not available, you will be placed in non-pay status.

  

How to Apply:

 THIS IS AN ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS THROUGH USAJOBS. Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the cut-off date in which you submitted your application. If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact the HR Office at blm_fa_nifc_hr_external@blm.gov. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the Internet) you must contact the HR Office prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying. PLEASE NOTE: If you have access to a public library, State Job Service Office, etc., you should use these resources to apply online.


 All jobs listed within this notice may be found online at http://www.USAJOBs.gov/


Boise, Idaho

 Boise is a full-service community.  The Boise metropolitan area’s economy is strong with many dual career opportunities, including a wide variety of federal agencies within easy driving distance, and many private sector job opportunities.  The cost of living is slightly below the national average, though real-estate has been steadily increasing in the last few years.  There are several institutions of higher learning in the area, including Boise State University.  Health care facilities and churches are widely available.  Entertainment opportunities abound in Boise and the metropolitan area, with a wide array of restaurants, dinner theaters, museums, and sports-and-music venues. 

 Mountain Home, Idaho

 Mountain Home, ID is approximately 45 miles east of Boise along Interstate 84.  Mountain Home is a full-service community supporting outlying areas and the Mountain Home Air Force Base.  Summer and fall months are typically warm and dry, with daily highs averaging between 85 to 95 degrees, and nightly lows from 40 to 55 degrees.  The climate in the winter is typical of the high desert, with low temperatures averaging between 20 and 30 degrees with occasional sub-zero overnight readings. 

 

ADDITIONAL Websites to visit the Boise area:

 http://www.cityofboise.org/  

http://www.thecityofboise.com/

http://www.city-data.com/

www.emmettidaho.com

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Home fire safety and wildland fire prevention both depend on being mindful

As the weather starts to cool down for the season, we all need to continue to be mindful of our surroundings while recreating on public lands. The week of October 4th is National Fire Prevention Week. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) set this year’s theme as Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!TM According to the NFPA, cooking is the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of fires in the kitchen. While this week is mainly dedicated to home fire safety, the same safety precautions are relevant in the wildlands.
Did you know that escaped campfires or warming fires in some locations in Idaho are the leading cause of wildfires? These type of fire causes are no different then leaving your kitchen stove unattended. Everyone enjoys a campfire, but the devastating effects of an escaped unattended campfire could last for many years. Please take the proper steps to completely extinguish your campfire and any warming fires before leaving the area.
“As we begin our fall activities, our current weather patterns are showing warm temperatures this week with possible precipitation this coming weekend,” said BLM Idaho Associate State Director Peter J. Ditton. “Please keep current conditions in mind while you enjoy our wonderful public lands.”
The annual Fire Prevention Order put into place on May 10, 2020 will remain in effect for a couple more weeks until Oct. 20, 2020. BLM Idaho State Director John F. Ruhs issued the Fire Prevention Order to prohibit the possession or use of steel core/incendiary/tracer ammunition and exploding targets on public lands. In general, please be proactive and take precautionary measures while shooting by clearing all flammable materials and rocks away from the target area, and make sure to have fire safety equipment on hand (shovel, fire extinguisher and/or water). Studies have shown that sparks from steel core/steel jacketed fragments cause vegetation fires as much as lead core/copper jacketed and solid copper jacket fragments.
For more information pertaining to National Fire Prevention Week, please visit https://www.nfpa.org/.../Preparedness/Fire-Prevention-Week.
For more information on current area wildfires visit www.idahofireinfo.com, Idaho Fire Info on Facebook and follow @BLMIdahoFire on Twitter.

Mule Deer Foundation planting 100,000 seedlings over 3,300 acres this week

 


Fall is a very important season for conducting rehabilitation work on public land that has been burned by wildland  fire. This week crews are busy planting bitterbrush and sagebrush seedlings in an area north of Gooding that was burned by the Dog Creek Fire.  This planting is part of a partnership project with the Mule Deer Foundation to re-establish big game habitat. The crews anticipate planting 100,000 seedlings on over 3,300 acres this week! Huzzah!








Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fire managers remove Stage One Fire Restrictions- Cooler temperatures and rainfall reduce threat of wildfire

 


AGENCY NEWS

  Contact:

 Sharla Arledge (IDL)- 208-334-0286

Kelsey Brizendine (BLM)- 208-732-7315

Julie Thomas (Forest)-208-737-3200

 Fire managers remove Stage One Fire Restrictions

Cooler temperatures and rainfall reduce threat of wildfire

Shoshone, Idaho- Effective Thursday, Oct. 1 at 12:01 a.m., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Twin Falls District and the Sawtooth National Forest will remove the Stage One Fire Restrictions in areas of Camas, Blaine and parts of Custer counties located in the Sawtooth North Zone.

 

Sawtooth North Zone includes all Sawtooth National Forest, Twin Falls District and Idaho State lands north of Highway 20 to the northernmost Sawtooth National Forest boundary, and from Hill City east to Craters of the Moon National Monument Park Visitor Center. The Stage One Fire Restrictions that were put into effect Aug. 1, 2020, within the Raft River division of the Sawtooth National Forest in northern Utah will remain in place.

 

Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbecue, or smoke outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. However, fire managers would like to remind the public that the accidental start of a wildfire can still be devastating. Be alert and be aware. Follow these tips to help prevent wildfire:

o   NEVER leave a campfire unattended.

o   Keep water, dirt and a shovel near your fire at all times.

o   Make sure your fire is dead out and cold to the touch before you leave it.

o   Never use fireworks, exploding targets or tracer rounds on or near public land.

 

 

The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM-managed lands within Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using or possessing fireworks, discharging a firearm using incendiary, steel core or tracer ammunition, or burning, igniting or causing to burn explosive material, including exploding targets. 

 

Together for Idaho, we can keep the Magic and Wood River Valleys safe from wildfires. For more information on wildfire prevention, up-to-date fire information and resources on becoming Firewise, visit: www.idahofireinfo.com.

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Stage I Fire Restrictions lifting in central Idaho

 

Fire Restrictions lifting in central Idaho 

SALMON, Idaho- Effective Friday, Sept. 25 at 12:01 a.m., public land managers in central Idaho will lift Stage I Fire Restrictions.  

Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District will lift restrictions in areas of central Idaho described as follows: all BLM Idaho Falls District lands in Lemhi, Custer and Butte Counties. 

Lifting the restrictions means the public is free to build a campfire, use a charcoal barbecue, or smoke outside of designated campgrounds and recreation sites. Fire managers are reminding people that central Idaho is still in Very High Fire Danger, and to use water to put out all campfires and to soak all charcoal and hot ash from barbecue grills and stoves. 

The BLM Fire Prevention Order remains in effect for all BLM-managed lands within Idaho. This order prohibits discharging, using or possessing fireworks, discharging a firearm using incendiary, steel core or tracer ammunition, or burning, igniting or causing to burn explosive material, including exploding targets. 

For additional information on Stage One Fire Restrictions, please visit http://www.idahofireinfo.com/p/fire-restrictions.html or call the Idaho Fire Restrictions Hotline at 1.844.433.4737. 

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