NOTICE: Firefighters are burning slash piles along Sweeney Ridge north of Pinedale. Smoke will be visible from town and surrounding area.

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 – Will resume April 1, 2020

FDRA

ERC

BI

Staffing Class

Prep Level

FDR

Forecast ERC Forecast BI
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Wyoming    

 

 
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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

East Zone Pile Burning

42.975608, -109.750883
Prescribed Fire

Whitegrass Piles

43.6525, -110.7722
Prescribed Fire

Arizona Creek

43.9769, -110.6441
Prescribed Fire