Wanted: Details about your summer fire assignment
We asked Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) members and friends to submit “What I Did on My Summer Fire Assignment” photos and recollections. Thanks for emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is our first installment.
Minnesota Interagency Fire Center’s Ginger Humphrey recently worked at the Berry Fire dispatch center in Moose, Wyoming. She stayed in Jackson Hole and quickly made friends with fellow dispatchers from Alaska, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The dispatch office window overlooked the Snake River where wildlife was abundant and in plain view at Yellowstone National Park.
Last month MIFC crew #3, led by Adam Cook (USFS), was assigned to the 41,700-acre Rail Fire near Unity, Oregon. Hard work, positive attitudes, safety and ingenuity prevailed. The crew spent their days “holding the fire line and watching the green for smoke.” Before demobilizing, Meghan Ring (DNR) took a crew shot using a newly constructed ‘firefighter selfie stick’ made of duct tape, a combi tool and a smart phone.