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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2015, 07:37:40 PM »
Dangit man ! There is some sheet going down right now ..Just had a bad wreck in front of my house and had to direct traffic because most of the firemen were at a big fire east of my place ...Does not look good for early archery and elk hunting  :bash: Always been a late season hunter anyways but I was planning on going on the 1st and see if I could stick a Muley ...guess that is not happening !

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2015, 07:37:54 PM »
RIP Hero's! and prayers for the wounded and all the family's.

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2015, 07:42:53 PM »
Damn, I hate to here this tragic news. Prayers to the families of the fallen and for the safety of the others putting life at risk.

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2015, 07:48:20 PM »
Very sad to hear :'(  Prayers to the fallen families and to the safety of all involved in the fight of putting the fires out. PRAYING FOR RAIN (WITHOUT THUNDER AND LIGHTNING)

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Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2015, 08:00:25 PM »
Anybody hear what crew they were?

It was DNR is all I heard, got hold of my friend he is in Chelan, sad deal all around tho.


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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2015, 08:01:11 PM »
From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2015, 08:04:56 PM »
From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2015, 08:07:43 PM »
From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2015, 08:08:32 PM »
From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2015, 08:09:39 PM »
From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2015, 08:16:51 PM »
Office of Wildland Fire, I believe.

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2015, 08:22:32 PM »
Okanogon Whenatchee Fire USFS
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2015, 09:03:28 PM »
If you all know who your local legislators are call them, email them, and ask, "Why are the Type One teams not offering Red Card training" at camps like they used to??

Type two can also doing training at their camps BUT they are NOT doing it!!!

If WE could get some more "operators" Red Carded WE could get sitting equipment on the fires!!!!
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2015, 09:10:22 PM »

From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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That should be more than enough info until their names are released and we know the families have been notified. Please, let's show them that respect.

A very sad day. RIP to these heroes. God speed.  Prayers sent to their families and work brothers and sister.  May the rest stay safe and may it rain soon.
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2015, 09:12:21 PM »

From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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They were owf employees.
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That should be more than enough info until their names are released and we know the families have been notified. Please, let's show them that respect.

A very sad day. RIP to these heroes. God speed.  Prayers sent to their families and work brothers and sister.  May the rest stay safe and may it rain soon.

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2015, 09:21:18 PM »
Seriously? Three firefighters gave the ultimate sacrifice today and you continue on with your rant.  Show some respect and take your ajenda to a different thread.
RIP to the fallen
If you all know who your local legislators are call them, email them, and ask, "Why are the Type One teams not offering Red Card training" at camps like they used to??

Type two can also doing training at their camps BUT they are NOT doing it!!!

If WE could get some more "operators" Red Carded WE could get sitting equipment on the fires!!!!

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2015, 09:25:35 PM »
Please pray, the one flown to Harborview is a family friend.  All of these firefighters deserve our prayers as do their families.   

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2015, 09:28:46 PM »
Prayers for the fallen and injured, and anyone who is working one these fires in our state or any other state.
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2015, 10:17:14 PM »
http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/wildfires/2015/08/19/okanogan-county-town-evacuated-due-wildfire/31987159/

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TWISP, Wash. -- The Okanogan County Sheriff's Office confirms three firefighters have died and three to four more have suffered injuries as raging wildfires advance on the towns of Twisp and Winthrop in north-central Washington.

A Spokane Fire Department spokesman confirms the firefighters who died were with the U.S. Forest Service.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said the injured firefighters suffered burns and were transported from the scene. One of the injured firefighters was being treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Harborview officials say the 25-year-old man was in critical condition with severe burns. The conditions of the other injured firefighters were unknown.

Gov. Jay Inslee in a release expressed his condolences, saying his heart breaks over the loss of life and that conditions remain extremely dangerous. Inslee will travel to the Chelan area Thursday to view firefighter efforts. He is expected to arrive at Pangborn Memorial Airport in East Wenatchee at 8 a.m. and head to the Chelan Falls incident command post at Chelan Falls Park.

Inslee is requesting a federal emergency declaration to provide more help to pay for fighting the many wildfires burning in Washington state.

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2015, 10:19:29 PM »
If you all know who your local legislators are call them, email them, and ask, "Why are the Type One teams not offering Red Card training" at camps like they used to??

Type two can also doing training at their camps BUT they are NOT doing it!!!

If WE could get some more "operators" Red Carded WE could get sitting equipment on the fires!!!!


Let's keep this discussion to a different thread, but to briefly respond politely... the last thing needed on the fireline is someone who sat through a quick class at fire camp and knows nothing about chain of command, fire suppression tactics, communication, ect... just cuz you can run equipment doesn't mean that you should be on the fire. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2015, 10:24:32 PM »
KREM news just reporting that there was some kind of vehicle accident involved, and the fire running them over.  Sketchy.  But said it was breaking news. 

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2015, 10:30:25 PM »
KREM news just reporting that there was some kind of vehicle accident involved, and the fire running them over.  Sketchy.  But said it was breaking news.

Until the first report comes out by the teams headed to the fire, let's not believe what the news says as it isn't always accurate.

Does this help you? 

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DNR said there were reports of burn victims around 4:30 p.m. Okanogan Co. Sheriff Frank Rogers said three to four firefighters were burned and transported from the scene. Rogers said the firefighters suffered "non-life threatening injuries."

Around 5:30 p.m., Rogers later confirmed that three firefighters had died.  By 6:30 p.m., the coroner was on scene according to Rogers who said the three firefighters were engaged in the initial attack. Brian Schaeffer with the Spokane Fire Department later confirmed that the firefighters were with the U.S. Forest Service. The firefighters were engaged in initial attack operations and were involved in a vehicle accident when it is believed that the fire overtook the vehicle according to officials .


 http://www.krem.com/story/news/local/wildfire/2015/08/19/50-acre-fire-evacuates-town--twisp/32021205/

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2015, 10:31:45 PM »
"Lord, we ask that you would comfort the families of the fallen tonight and protect the hundreds of men and women continuing to battle each blaze. We ask for cooling weather, rain, and still wind for the benefit of ending this terrible situation. Amen."
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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2015, 10:33:07 PM »

From what I have been told it was not a shot crew.  More info will come out but this whole thing is pretty fluid. 

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They were owf employees.
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I have worked with them before.

That should be more than enough info until their names are released and we know the families have been notified. Please, let's show them that respect.

A very sad day. RIP to these heroes. God speed.  Prayers sent to their families and work brothers and sister.  May the rest stay safe and may it rain soon.

Not releasing more than the news has released.

Just being proactive. Its a small world and someone on here probably knows who these folks are.
Thank you.

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Re: Fallin brothers (RIP)
« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2015, 10:55:09 PM »

Not much to say other than thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the fallen.

For those needing some inspiration or some solace, I'll offer up a song whose message seems particularly on point tonight:



 

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