A little Thursday throwback here. Something fun about sm is getting to see other wildland firefighters around the world working on fires and all the little differences there are. With that said, I'm curious to know where everyone fights fire, as well as what type of resource you're attached to. Share in the comments section. PC: Kyle Miller, @kwmiller945
Just keep on walking/trotting. With the wind now at our backs the fire, which can be seen moving across the wooded hill on the left, kept pace with us as we hustled to beat it to the next corner on the line. Britania Mountain, 2018 photo by: Kyle Miller @kwmiller945
We're hiring! Perm positions available. Come be part of our team. There will be a squadleader, lead firefighter, and seasonal positions available for the 2019 fire season. The application period is closing soon though so get onto usajobs and apply ASAP. The announcement numbers are as follows: SQUADLEADER 19-firehire-ihcsqlr-67g_dp
LEAD FIREFIGHTER 19-FIREHIRE-IHCHCRW-45G_DP
SEASONAL GS-4&5 - 19-temp-r2f-fthh-4dt-jn
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Having a little fun with a long exposure of the Ryan Fire last night from camp. It was still putting up a solid glow at 9:30. A little disclaimer though, long exposures always make the fire look like it's burning brighter than it really is due to it being the brightest light source at night. Photo By: Kyle Miller @ kwmiller945
This is our second to last day of last season. I don't have anything as interesting for this year's second to last day. This is a shot of Anna burning in South Dakota on the Rankin Fire. Photo By: Kyle Miller @kwmiller945
I feel like it's safe to put up my favorites of the season collage now. The season is quickly winding down and we'll be home soon closing out for the season. It's been a super busy season with the crew rolling almost constantly from when we went available in May. Colorado almost exclusively kept us busy this year with maybe 8 days spent on fires in Wyoming to break it up, and even those fires were flirting with the Colorado border. Photos by: Kyle Miller @kwmiller945 If you want to see some other really good crew photos check out @honeybadger_x he's the other one with a bunch of pics of the crew.
Our 2018 saw squad photo. It's been a steady decline from the 2014 saw photo pictured second. L to R Kyle Miller (sawboss), Anthony Weidner, Ray Varland (lead saw), Braiden Bellinger, Jon Troxell, Birney Brayton, and Jake Lang.
Firing off a division whiskey on the Britania Mountain Fire. Ray in the center is lighting along the road while another lighter is deeper in lighting. Also get your apps ready if you're interested in a position next year. The application period is open. The process is through usajobs.gov. Create a profile and search with these announcement numbers for the position you're interested in. Gs-4 seasonal - 19-temp-r2f-fthh-4dt-jn Gs-5 seasonal - 19-temp-r2f-fthh-4dt-jn Cut off date to apply is October 13th. Hiring will follow in late January. Photo by Kyle Miller @kwmiller945
Ray lighting on a backfiring operation on the Britania Mountain Fire. We were dragging fire trying to seal off division whiskey last night. We were out until 1am firing but had to hold up and wait for the burn group in division zulu to get closer to where the burn would tie together. Photo By: Kyle Miller @kwmiller945