Springs fire update 8/5/19

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Springs fire update 8/5/19

Current Situation: The Inyo National Forest Type 3 Incident Management Organization is managing the Springs Fire. Fire behavior increased early afternoon yesterday, changing tactical priorities to holding and mop-up through the day. Several resources on day shift were called in to rest and transitioned into night shift to complete operational objectives. Crews currently assigned on night shift are a wildland fire module, two Type 3 engines, one Type 6 engine, two tactical water tenders, a patrol, and a fireline emergency medical technician. Fire crews were able to secure 50 acres of line through the night employing tactical firing operations ahead of the main fire. This provides more depth to the control line to secure an established anchor point. Fire managers and crews on the fireline anticipate a growth of 50-60 acres today. A Type 1 KMAX helicopter is now assigned to the Springs fire on a call when needed basis. Fire management have based strategic and tactical decision making on historical and scientific data for the purpose of managing for multiple objectives including protection, suppression and resource benefit. The Who’s Who of the Incident Management Organization: The Springs fire Finance Section Chief has a huge responsibility on this incident and in most Type 3 organizations. When they arrive at the incident, they have to create the accounting system that tracks all costs for the incident. They can have a time recorder, equipment time recorder, comp/claims, and cost personnel all working underneath them. However, the Finance Section Chief is typically filling all those roles in the Type 3 organization. The system most commonly used is a computer program called E-Isuite. They input all the accounting codes, track all personnel working the fire and those on order to arrive, and the qualifications they are being ordered as to determine the correct pay. This system tracks everyone and also allows the plans section to build the Incident Action Plan (IAP). The finance section is also responsible for outside vendors/contractors, administratively determined (AD), and casual hires. All incident personnel must turn in a daily crew time report (CTR) or shift ticket, which is signed by the unit supervisor. The finance section inputs all those times into the program. Through E-isuite, a daily cost report is ran for the incident. This is a demanding position and requires a lot from the people working in this function. They make sure everyone the incident is paid appropriately and on time. Soft Closure Order: A soft closure order is in effect for some roads leading into the Springs fire to provide for public and firefighter safety. Forest Roads 1S17 from HWY 120 East to the Junction of 1S04. Forest Road 1S04 is closed from Forest Road 1S17 junction to Forest Road 1S02. Forest Road 1S12 is closed from the 1S17 junction to 1S02. The Springs Fire Incident Commander asks that all motorists observe and obey all posted signs and barricades to ensure for the safety of all public and firefighters. For the latest information try these sources:
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6477/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/inyonf
Twitter: @Inyo_NF





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