With cooler temperatures, rain and snow conditions fast approaching within the Teton Wildfire response area, Interagency Fire crews will begin igniting debris piles created from fuels reduction projects as early as this week.

For more information about burn piles in your area call your local  Forest Service District Office.

TIDC Dispatch Area Preparedness

Current Indices – 09/21/19 - updated 1630

FDRA

ERC

BI

Staffing Level

Prep Level

FDR

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
Teton 17 17 2 2 01-2 FDR Image Moderate.png 25 29
Wind 25 26

2

2 01-2 FDR Image Moderate.png 28 30
Wyoming 21 22

2

2 01-2 FDR Image Moderate.png 27 27

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

Fuels/Fire Danger page

 

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest will be hiring seasonal positions for the 2020 summer season starting September 17, 2019 through September 30, 2019, midnight, Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Applicants must apply to the module vacancy by selecting the specific Duty Station in USAjobs. You must have your completed application submitted by midnight EST(Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date of the vacancy. The Forest may fill up to 19 wildland fire positions, including: helitack, engines, fire module and fire cache. Housing may be available at some duty stations. More information on these positions may be found at www.tetonfires.com.

More than one position may be filled for each job announcement listed below. These positions will be temporary, not to exceed 1039 hours. All positions will be advertised on USAJOBS, www.usajobs.gov.

2020 Summer Seasonal Fire Position Outreach

 

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

 

Wildland and Prescribed Fire Map

Box Creek

43.9022, -110.278333
Wildland Fire

Flat Creek

43.51511, -110.5126
Wildland Fire

Silver

42.9792, -110.5928
Wildland Fire