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Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation
09/23/2020

Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation

It's with deep sadness that we share the loss of a Single Engine Air Tanker pilot after a crash tonight working on the #SchillFire near Emmett, Idaho. More info will be released following family notifications. Our thoughts are with all those impacted by this tragedy. #NeverForgotten

Photo by Bureau of Land Management - Idaho.

West Cattle Co.
09/12/2020

West Cattle Co.

This is how serious these fires are... it’s horrific.

09/11/2020
Louisiana, Loud and Proud
09/10/2020

Louisiana, Loud and Proud

On this night... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

May We Never Forget 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

Wow!
09/09/2020

Wow!

The State of California’s wildfire emergency management agency, CalFire, was alerted that 200 people were entirely encircled in fire.
"Authorities quickly determined the only way to evacuate them was with a massive airlift done at night as the fire burned unchecked.

That marked the start of a massive multiagency rescue that some officials described as unprecedented in size and scope."

The CA National Guard spun up 2 helicopters, a Blackhawk and a Chinook, and headed out to help.
Flying using night vision through high cross winds, smoke, burning embers and rough terrain, the CA NG took off and landed several times, rescuing all 200 people. Their efforts were captured through their own pictures-it looks positively apocalyptic. Huge, huge props to the CA NG, and CAL FIRE
they are truly American HEROS

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InciNotes
09/09/2020

InciNotes

SHELTER DEPLOYMENT - CALIFORNIA: Multiple firefighters were forced to deploy fire shelters on the “Dolan Fire” burning near Big Sur, California today. Some 15 firefighters reportedly deployed fire shelters amid entrapment and extreme fire behavior. Several firefighters were reportedly airlifted to a burn center in Fresno, California with one listed in critical condition. The extent of the others injuries has not been reported at this time. Our thoughts are with these firefighters and their family’s. Be safe out there everyone.

Fort Supply Fire Department
09/08/2020

Fort Supply Fire Department

09/08/2020
Fort Supply Fire Department

Fort Supply Fire Department

September is Firefighter Appreciation Month. I designed this ribbon in honor of all of the firefighters.

WHEN GOD MADE FIREFIGHTERS

When God was creating firefighters, he was into the sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of extra work on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the specs on this order? A firefighter has to wake up to a fire alarm, go into burning buildings to rescue people and enter areas the normal person wouldn't go.
"He has to be willing to leave his family and put his life on the line, work to exhaustion and beyond and be ready for the next call.
"He has to have a strong commitment to a personal calling that places their lives in jeopardy every day.
He has to be in top mental condition at all times, function on black coffee and half-eaten meals, and have a heart big enough to love members of the 'brotherhood' world-wide, and a unity of purpose."
The angel shook it's head slowly and said, "A heart that big... no way."
"It's not the heart that is causing me problems," said the Lord, "it's the extra hands and eyes a firefighter has to have."
"That has to be on the standard model?" asked the angel.
The Lord nodded. "One pair of eyes that sees the whole situation, another pair that sees what is ahead to be dealt with, a third pair to watch out for his brothers, and another pair here in front that can look reassuringly at an injured victim and say, "You'll be alright," even when he knows it isn't so."
"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."
"I can't," said the Lord, "I already have a model that can carry a 190 pound victim out of a burning building, has dedicated his life to helping people, and is willing to come to the aid of those threatened by the deadly force of fire."
The angel circled the model of the firefighter very slowly, "Can it think?" the angel asked.
"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred fires, the victims and rescues, and the importance of fire safety.... and still keep its sense of humor.
"This firefighter also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with fire scenes painted in hell, coax a trapped person or animal out of a burning building, and still go home and love his family.
"Being a firefighter is one of bravery, loyalty and devotion to public service. He is willing to put his life on the line every day to protect our homes and our loved ones from the devastating effects of fire, and sometimes, the honorable job of saving lives requires many firefighters to pay the ultimate price for their valor in the line of duty."
Finally, the angel ran a finger across the cheek of the firefighter. "There's a leak," the angel pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much in this model."
"That's not a leak," the Lord said, "it's a tear."
"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.
"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for the victims, and for commitment to that piece of cloth called the American flag."
"You're a genius," said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," he said.
-Author Unknown-

♥️ God bless our firefighters and their families ♥️

#firefighter #FirefighterAppreciationMonth

National Interagency Fire Center
09/07/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#DYK? Your vehicle can start a wildfire! Take some extra precautions while traveling.
1. Don't drive or park on grass
2. Don't let anything drag the ground including tow chains
3. Keep tires properly inflated and carry a spare
4. Maintain brakes and spark arrestors
Carry a fire extinguisher in your vehicle in case of fire. You can protect your property and #PreventWildfires!

National Interagency Fire Center
09/06/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#NationalFireNews: Nationally, 72 new fires were reported which resulted in seven new large fires. Currently, 80 large wildland fires have burned 2.2 million acres. Even with the higher temperatures and humidity, firefighters contained two large fires. #FireYear2020

Photo: Monitoring the #SarpyFire in Montana. Courtesy of Zack Wilson/BIA via InciWeb.

National Interagency Fire Center
08/25/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

During peak fire season, firefighters travel from across the country to assist in wildfire suppression efforts. Three individuals with USFWS National Wildlife Refuge System Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey, traveled over 2,800 miles in four days to provide support for wildfire suppression efforts on the U.S. Forest Service - Los Padres National Forest in California, helping to suppress multiple fires before they became large fires. Right now, fire danger in the eastern United States is minimal, allowing for those resources to provide much needed assistance to the dry and smoky western United States. #FirefightingResources

National Interagency Fire Center
08/25/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#FireYear2020: Nationally, we are at Preparedness Level 5, the highest level on a scale of one to five. As firefighters work to contain 93 large fires around the U.S. we need your help to prevent human-cause fires. To date, 34,082 human-caused wildfires have burned 1,984,590 acres. Now more than ever, please do your part to prevent wildfires. #WildfirePrevention #OneLessSprak

The Top 5 states for human-caused wildfires are: California, Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona. Graphic by National Interagency Fire Center

National Interagency Fire Center
08/25/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#FireYear2020: To date, 38,312 wildfires have burned 3,642,087 acres in the United States. The number of acres burned jumped 1.2 million acres since last week due to the lightning storms that hit the western states recently. The five states that have burned the most acres so far this year are California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Texas. #NationalFireNews

This week, California jumped into first, moving Arizona to second, and Texas moved into fifth place. Graphic by National Interagency Fire Center

National Interagency Fire Center
08/23/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#NationalFireNews: Currently, 93 large fires have burned more than 1.6 million acres in 13 states. More than 26,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country. Evacuation orders are in effect for residents near 20 large fires in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. #FireYear2020

Follow fire information here → inciweb.nwcg.gov

A large column of smoke above the #P515Fire, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. Inciweb photo by A. Stacona

National Interagency Fire Center
08/22/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#NationalFireNews: Ninety-two large fires have burned nearly 1.5 million acres in 13 states. Large fire activity in California accounts for about 1.1 million acres of today's total. New large fires were reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Texas. More than 24,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country. #FireYear2020

Follow fire information here → inciweb.nwcg.gov

The crew from BLM Engine-3147 & Kern Valley Hotshots conducted firing operations near the community of Davenport. The backfiring operation removed dry, decadent fuel that could intensify the #CZULightningFireComplex, CAL FIRE, near Santa Cruz. Photo by Bureau of Land Management - California

National Interagency Fire Center
08/22/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#NationalFireNews: Currently, 92 large fires have burned nearly 1.2 million acres in 14 states. About 25,000 wildland firefighters and support personnel are assigned to incidents across the country. Critical weather conditions caused several fires in California to gain tens of thousands of acres. Evacuation orders are in place for residents near wildfires in Arizona, California, Colorado and Oregon. #FireYear2020

Follow fire information here → inciweb.nwcg.gov

Wildland firefighters from multiple agencies are working together protect communities threatened by the #CZULightningComplex, CAL FIRE. Photo by Bureau of Land Management - California

National Interagency Fire Center
07/21/2020

National Interagency Fire Center

#NIFC50 – The 1988 fires in Yellowstone National Park brought another challenge to fire management principles. Fire suppression efforts were initiated in mid-July to control or contain the unprecedented series of fires. By the end of the season, 51 fires had burned nearly 800,000 acres in the park. These fires comprised the largest firefighting efforts in the country. Because of extremely dry conditions, no new fires were allowed to burn after July 15. The fires didn’t stop until rain events in late September.

We love when the community gets involved!  Thanks kids for all your help and enthusiasm!  Fowler Threshing Days 2020!
07/18/2020

We love when the community gets involved! Thanks kids for all your help and enthusiasm! Fowler Threshing Days 2020!

07/09/2020
US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas

US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas

When it gets really hot out here on the high plains, the humidity normally is very low. Of course, humidity is partly a function of time of day. It is almost always more humid in the morning when the temperature is cool and then drops in the afternoon when the temperature rises. When the temperature cools at night and dew forms on grass, the humidity is close to 100%. But dew is much less common this far west because of persistent wind and drier air. 40% relative humidity is considered very muggy on summer afternoons when the temperature reaches 95 degrees. Normally when it gets to 105 to 110 degrees out here on the high plains of western Kansas, humidity values are between 5% and 20%. The same cannot be said for eastern Kansas where it is normally more humid. On June 27, 2012 when we hit our all time record high of 111, the humidity was 7.5% with southwest winds at 28 gusting to 37 mph. On June 26, 2012, the temperature reached 111 and the humidity was 5%, with southwest winds at 24 gusting to 34 mph. On June 26, 2011 when we reached 110, the humidity at that moment was 7% and the wind was south at 10 mph.On June 29, 1998 when we reached 110, the humidity was 18%. On July 27, 2011 when we reached 109, the humidity was 14%. And of course, in the winter when it is snowing, the humidity is very high--between 90 and 100% usually. So it is the dewpoint that we pay attention to. When the dewpoint is above 60F, the heat index starts to become an issue during hot weather. When the dewpoint is below 60, the heat index is about the same as the temperature and even lower in some cases thanks to strong evaporative cooling from your skin. When the dewpoint is 70F on a summer afternoon, it is very muggy even though the humidity may only be 40 or 50%. Humidity can be misleading. For example, in winter when it is snowing, the humidity is very high but you would not call it muggy. The dewpoint is going to be 32 or lower most of the time when snow is falling because the temperature is always equal to or greater than the dewpoint and most of the time when significant accumulating snow is falling the temperature is at or below freezing.

US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas
07/09/2020

US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas

Slightly cooler today for most of SW Kansas thanks to some overnight storms. Mostly clear skies and 10-20 MPH east winds expected.

Kansas Forest Service
07/04/2020

Kansas Forest Service

Each year around the Fourth of July, we see an uptick in fire starts. Do your part this Fourth of July to keep fun from becoming a wildfire.
Kansas Fire Marshal Kansas Division of Emergency Management

Don’t forget! Fowler Fire Department’s 4th of July celebration tonight at the ball field!
07/03/2020

Don’t forget! Fowler Fire Department’s 4th of July celebration tonight at the ball field!

Kansas Forest Service
06/30/2020

Kansas Forest Service

On June 30, 2013, the Yarnell Hill Fire near Yarnell, Arizona, overran and killed 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The fire was one of the most deadly fires in wildland fire history. Today we honor their memory and reflect on the lessons learned from the incident.

#WeekOfRemembrance 📷 from Arizona State Parks

Fowler Fire Department will have the fireworks display, weather permitting, Friday July 3rd at dusk. Come out and join u...
06/28/2020

Fowler Fire Department will have the fireworks display, weather permitting, Friday July 3rd at dusk. Come out and join us!

Kansas Forest Service
06/28/2020

Kansas Forest Service

June 30 - July 6 marks the Week of Remembrance for wildland firefighters. The week is dedicated to all those who have fallen in the line of duty and is intended to serve as an opportunity to renew our commitment to the health, wellness and safety of wildland firefighters. Throughout the week, we will remember fallen wildland firefighters.

We honor our fallen firefighters by making a commitment that we will apply the lessons we have learned from their sacrifices every day, on every fireline we walk and with every decision we make. Please join us as we honor the fallen.

#WeekOfRemembrance

NWCG
National Association of State Foresters
IAFC - International Association of Fire Chiefs
Bureau of Land Management Fire and Aviation
National Park Service Fire and Aviation Management
National Interagency Fire Center
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

Ford County, Kansas Emergency Management
06/21/2020

Ford County, Kansas Emergency Management

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
290 IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN KANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 24 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL KANSAS

ELLIS RUSH

IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS

BARBER COMANCHE EDWARDS
KIOWA PAWNEE PRATT
STAFFORD

IN SOUTHWEST KANSAS

CLARK FINNEY FORD
GRANT GRAY HASKELL
HODGEMAN KEARNY MEADE
SEWARD STEVENS

IN WEST CENTRAL KANSAS

LANE NESS SCOTT
TREGO

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ASHLAND, CIMARRON, COLDWATER,
DEERFIELD, DIGHTON, DODGE CITY, FOWLER, GARDEN CITY, GREENSBURG,
HANSTON, HAVILAND, HAYS, HUGOTON, JETMORE, KINSLEY, KIOWA,
LA CROSSE, LAKE COLDWATER, LAKIN, LARNED, LEWIS, LIBERAL,
MACKSVILLE, MEADE, MEDICINE LODGE, MINNEOLA, MONTEZUMA,
NESS CITY, PFEIFER, PLAINS CITY, PRATT, PROTECTION, SATANTA,
SCOTT CITY, SCOTT STATE LAKE, ST. JOHN, STAFFORD, SUBLETTE,
ULYSSES, AND WAKEENEY.

US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas
06/21/2020

US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas

Numerous thunderstorms are expected between 3 and 10 pm Sunday across SW Kansas. Some storms will be severe. Many storms will produce hail of 1-2 inches in diameter, and winds near 60 mph. Some storms will produce hail up to baseball size, and wind gusts to near 75-80 mph. Highest wind threat east/southeast of Dodge City. Highest tornado threat south and west of Dodge City. Remain weather aware!

06/21/2020
US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas

US National Weather Service Dodge City Kansas

...Severe thunderstorms expected this afternoon and evening...

A round of thunderstorms is on the way Sunday afternoon and evening for Father's Day. Storms are expected to first develop across the northern zones (Scott City to I-70) around 3 pm. Storms will progress southeast rather quickly, organizing into a squall line with time, and exiting the southeast zones around Barber county around 10 pm.

Hail of 1-2 inches in diameter and/or winds of 60-70 mph will be common with the squall line, which will impact mainly areas east of US 83. We are watching carefully some models that suggest more discrete supercells may develop either at the end of the squall line, or just ahead of it, probably southwest of Dodge City. Any such storm may produce very large hail to the size of baseballs, and tornadoes. This threat appears to be highest in the triangular region from near Garden City, to near Dodge City, to near Liberal during the 5-8 pm time range.

If outdoors with dad today, we recommend you have a way to receive warnings, and be ready to take shelter should a storm approach your location.

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It was a great honor to present this check to our volunteer Fowler Fire Department!! Thank you all.