NOTICE: Ignitions of the Teton to Snake/Phillips Ridge fuels reduction piles will began this week and continue during the next several days as weather allows. Smoke will be visible throughout the area. To learn more about fuels treatments and projects, please visit the Teton Interagency Project page

2020 BTNF Fire Hire Vacancies 

2020 BTNF Fire Hire Outreach Notice

These permanent positions will be advertised on USAjobs beginning October 8 - 29.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is looking for a committed, hardworking, highly skilled workforce to work in wildland fire suppression and in fuels management within the Teton Interagency Fire program. The fire and aviation management program is very rewarding and requires talented people working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions including; dispatch, apprentice, engine crews, fuels management, fire module, helitack, and prevention.

GS-4 Engine Crew is being re-advertised! If you applied to the original vacancy, you will have to re-apply to this new announcement!

Job Title Forestry Technician – Fire Suppression (Engine Crew) NEW!
Announcement # GS-4, 20-TEMP1-R4-3868-4DT-CB 
Type of Appointment Temporary, not-to-exceed 1039 hours
Who May Apply Applicants must be United States Citizens and at least 18 years old.
Open Period October 15-22, 2019, midnight, Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Duty Stations Jackson, Afton, Pinedale, Kemmerer, or Big Piney, WY
More Information Outreach Notice
Contact See Outreach Notice

Taylor Mountain Prescribed Fire will continue into the week as weather allows for meeting the burning objectives.  Crews are igniting mirco-units adjacent to private property near the Hidden Hills subdivision, in the Jackson Area, during the day and watering down burning debris at the end of the shift each day. This strategy for burning piles and vegetation in the area will continue until burning moves further into the burn unit.

Thank you to all the homeowners and the Hidden Hills Wildfire Ambassador- Greg Nelson, for the hard work in fuels reduction completed within the subdivision and for supporting the work done on public lands. Thank you!   

Read More: Taylor Rx

The National Park Service is recruiting for a variety of temporary positions across the country for the upcoming 2020 visitor season.  See information in the flyer below for seasonal positions at over 400 national parks across the U.S.

NPS 2020 Summer Seasonal hiring

Grand Teton National Park will begin hiring seasonal wildland fire and aviation positions as part of the consolidated Department of the Interior DOI Fires recruitment effort late in 2019.  We expect the announcement to be open the last week of November and extend into early 2020.  The announcement will be posted on USA Jobs.

The time to ignite is right with the new precipitation and predicted weather coming into the Teton area. Over the next few days, smoke maybe visible in the Hoback/Cottonwood areas as fuels managers start to eliminate debris piles.pile burn_0.JPG

When igniting piles, fire managers follow rules and guidance as required in a signed planning document called the  " 2019 Zone Pile Burn Plan". The Pile Plan requires several steps be taken before fire is set to the piles. Such parameters as the previous and predicated weather over the area, number of staff to safely conduct burning, contacts to made with neighboring partners and dispatches, required holding tools in place, such as a hose lay if needed to cool the pile.

You too have steps needed to be taken if you are going to burn. To learn more about burning questions and local burn weeks, visit your local County Fire website. Make sure you know if you can have an open burn or not! Teton County regulations and information

 

TIDC Dispatch Area Preparedness

Current Indices – 10/21/19 - updated 0915

FDRA

ERC

BI

Staffing Class

Prep Level

FDR

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
Teton 24 31 2 1
01-1 FDR Image Low.png
14 23
Wind 29 36

2

1
01-1 FDR Image Low.png
20 30
Wyoming 26 24

2

1
01-1 FDR Image Low.png
17 28

ERC = Energy Release Component, BI = Burning Index, SC = Staffing Class, Prep Level/PL = Preparedness Level, FDR = Fire Danger Rating,

Fuels/Fire Danger page

 

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

Sjhoberg Creek

42.87, -110.56
Prescribed Fire

Box Creek

43.9022, -110.278333
Wildland Fire

Highline Fire

43.389722, -110.257222
Wildland Fire

Colburn II

43.298889, -110.920556
Wildland Fire

North Fork

43.381667, -110.948337
Wildland Fire

East Zone Pile Burning

42.975608, -109.750883
Prescribed Fire