Rappel Steering Committee
Regional Fire Equipment Committee
Annually, the Sub-committee will submit input and recommendations to the Regional
Fire Equipment Committee for implementation. They will also report on implemented
actions taken by Regional Helitack Crews.
When functioning as the Regional Rappel Steering Committee, the group will provide oversight and program management recommendations directly to the Regional Aviation Group (Regional Helicopter Program Officer).
ObjectivesReview employee suggestions (both formal and informal):
Group CompositionThe Helicopter Sub-Committee/Rappel Steering Committee will consist of eight voting members from the following groups and will be selected on the basis of interest, expertise and willingness to serve:
A representative of the Regional Office, Aviation and Fire Management staff will serve as advisor and contact for the Chairperson and will attend meetings when necessary. The Regional Rappel Technical Specialist serves as an integral part of the committee and as the Region's representative to the National Rappel Steering Committee. Specialist and Ad Hoc participants may be utilized for limited term assignments as needed.
Replacement of Members
Replacement members for vacated positions will be solicited from Forest Supervisors and unit heads. Committee member's recommended tenure will be 5 years.
Selection of Chairperson
The Chairperson will be selected by the Helicopter Sub-Committee members, subject to approval by the Regional Fire Equipment Committee. The Chairperson will attend all Regional Fire Equipment Committee meetings. Recommended term for the chairperson is 2 years with a Vice Chairperson shadowing for 1 year. Ideally, the Vice Chairperson should be selected from the working committee, but can be an interested person from outside the group with a strong background in aviation and helicopters.
Meeting FrequencyMeetings will be held at the Chairperson's request to provide timely input to the Regional Fire Equipment Committee and the Regional Helicopter Program Officer.