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A Celebration Of Life will be held for Mike on October 24 in Big Piney. For more information contact the Big Piney Ranger District, 307-276-3375. Donations to help with funeral costs may be made to the Mike Cahill Memorial Fund

Image of a purple ribbon symbolizing lost firefighterMichael B. Cahill, September 9, 1974 - September 2, 2015

The Teton Interagency Fire family will miss Mike Cahill, E-421 Engine Captain on the Big Piney Ranger District. Mike was a dedicated firefighter for the last 15 years, battling wildfires throughout the United States. He came to the Bridger-Teton in 2009 from Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Maine, where he worked from 2005 to 2008. Before that Mike worked for Glacier National Park in West Glacier Montana where he began his wildfire suppression career in 2000.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has supressed 14 wildfires in the past two weeks. All have been determined to be warming fires from hunters spotting for big game. We are very grateful for the hunters who do take the time to try and put out these same fires and also for taking the steps to call in the locations of these unwanted fires enabling firefighters can get to the incident before the fires get too big and costly. News Release

One Less Spark Campaign Fire Safety Tips

The Jackson Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has completed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project. Following the DEIS, the Notice of Availability (NOA) for the open comment period has been extended through 10/05/15. All other information in the legal notice of 08/11/15, including how to comment, is unchanged.  

The Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project is located in Teton and Lincoln Counties just west of the town of Jackson, Wyoming. This project proposes to use thinning and prescribed fire treatments in the wildland-urban interface to reduce potential wildfire intensity and the need for aggressive suppression responses; reduce the likelihood of wildfire spreading to private lands; increase firefighter safety; and allow fire to operate more freely as a natural ecosystem process, especially in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area (WSA).

Draft Environmental Impact Statement Letter

Links to more information for Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project can be found on the Bridger Teton National Forest official website. Fact sheets are available under the Projects page on this website.

Please contact Fire Management Officer Steve Markason at 307-739-5431 for questions or project document requests.

It's always a good time to work around your home to make it more likely to survive in the event of a wildfire. Visit our Education & Prevention page for tips on how to clear vegetation and flammables from around your home, types of fire resistant plants, thinning options, and more.

To Report a Wildfire - Call 307-739-3630

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Dispatch Career Opportunity

Are you interested in working in the fast paced, high-energy and incredibly rewarding field of emergency dispatch? TIDC is actively pre-recruiting for 2016 summer seasonal staff. We are expecting several vacancies next summer which will be posted on in January. If you, or someone you know, are interested in a seasonal position as a Dispatcher, please contact me via email or at 307-739-3304. Our summer seasonal positions are GS-04 or GS-05, depending on your previous experience, and extensive on-the-job training is provided. Many of our seasonal staff members obtain permanent jobs as the complexity of our operation provides a breadth of experience leading to personal growth and career enhancement. Ours is a positive and professional working environment with an outstanding, cooperative team. Join us!

Know the Risk-Put Your Fires Out!

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Smokey Bear hunter safety poster; Please extinguish all warming and cooking fires until they are cold to the touch.

2015 TIDC Calendar
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