NRCG Training Committee
March 22-23, 1999
Monday, March 22nd
1300 -- Introductions --Dave Hart, Chairperson brought the meeting to order and passed out the agenda (exhibit #1) This was followed by introductions of the group present for the meeting.
Committee Members Present:Dave Hart, Chair (SCZ, Gallatin NF)
Jim Grant, NRTC Staff
Steve Holden, Montana DNRC
Allen Edmonds, BLM Miles City (EMZ)
John Christianson, North Dakota FS (NDZ)
Marilyn Johnson, Flathead NF (NWZ)
Eric Kurtz, Montana DNRC (NWZ)
Mark Vore, Idaho Panhandle NF (NIZ)
Denny Nesbitt, Beaverhead/Deerlodge NF (CMZ)
Bryan Connelley, Gallatin County, Belgrade RFD (SCZ)
Tad Kolwicz, DNRC/SMICC (SWZ)
Absent: Jane Ellis, (Montana County Firewardens Association)
Guests:Rosie LeMire, NRTC Staff
Bob Cunningham, NRTC Staff
Mike Dannenberg, Idaho Department of Lands
Andy Randall, DNRC/SMICC
Kitty Ortman, Lolo NF, Missoula Dispatch Center
Ron Swaney Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, Division of Fire
Bob McCrea, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe, Division of Fire
Dirk Johnson, Custer National Forest, Billings Dispatch Center
Nancy Gibson, Bitterroot National Forest
Don McKinnon, DNRC/Helena NF (CMZ)
Rick Hafenfield, R-1 / AFD Fire Staff
Karen Sulhein, Couer d' Alene Dispatch Center
Gary Boyd, Couer d'Alene Dispatch Center
Tom Rosenberg, Couer d'Alene Dispatch Center
Jean Claybo, BLM, Billings Dispatch Center
Lyndina Big Man, MT BIA, Billings Area Office, Billings Dispatch Center
Judy Crandall, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Dillon Dispatch Center
Last Meeting Minutes - Steve Holden distributed the October meeting minutes and briefly discussed (exhibit #2)
Nomination Form (exhibit #3) -- A draft revised nomination form was distributed by Jim Grant. Contents and revisions of the form were discussed and comments made. Group was asked to further review this document and turn comments into Jim G. By 5/22/99. Further discussions on nominations included that nominations must be complete when submitted or will not be accepted or receive lowest priority for selection. NARTC will continue to do so except for 520/620 nominations.
1500 -- NARTC Nominations -- NARTC takes our regional interagency prioritized nominations and separates them out by agency. All regional training centers (Great Basin, Redmond, etc.) take our nominations as is.
Central Zone Training Contacts -- Central Zone Representatives expressed an interest/need to maintain three Representataives to the Committee based on their geographic separation of 3 sub-zones, or division within Central Montana Zone. Discussion followed that the Zone should work out their needs within the Zone to coordinate and communicate between the three divisions. One Central Montana Zone would be maintained on the Training Committee at this time.
Taskbook Process -- Jim Grant lead a discussion regarding the use of the taskbooks and their administration pre- and post training completions. Training Representatives should continue to utilize the guidance outlined in the NRTC Operating Pland ad the ICS-330-1, Taskbook Administrators Guide.
Re-engineering F & AM [NARTC] Training Program (exhibit #5) -- Jm G. Lead a discussion and provide a handout on the overview of re-engineering the emphasis and purpose(s) of the Fire and Aviation Training porgram from the national training center out to the local level.
FY2000 Northern Region Course needs analysis (national curriculum status, exhibit #6) --
3.S-301 (105) (2 sessions)
5.S-346 (22) cluster with R-6
8.S-390 (103) (3 sessions)
13.Managing Wildland Fire for Resource Benefit (55)
17.Smoke Modeling (37)
18.Effective Fire management Presentations (55)
19.Fire Procurement (29)
20.Fire Program Management (26)
21.Incident Medical Specialist (65)
22.Interagency Aviation Management and Safety (28)
27 Total training sessions planned for FY 2000.
Tuesday, March 23rd
More on Needs Analysis -- Discussion on needs analysis continued (Grant / Cunningham)-- Do we wish to offer an additional course in either :
S-403, Public Information
S-450, Logistics Chief
S-460, Finance Section Chief
Selection was S-403. Further discussion centered around S-420 presentation. We need to explore putting the course on with another region more actively (Dannenberg / Johnson). Request that Jim Grant take this to the National Training Officer's group and detail a plan to do this.
Access to MATS (Multi-Agency Training Schedule) -- acess is obtained through http://fire.nifc.nps.gov/mats
Northern Region needs to explore possibilities to link with MATS for nominations, course schedules, announcements, requests for students/instructors, etc. Can we link to Northern Region Home Page (NRCG ?)( Dannenberg) Communications would be to post all information on the home page and each user access as well. Need to schedule or announce a timeframe for when items will be posted (Vore).
Discussion on draft. Hart will finalize and present to NRCG.
Membership on Committee.
Members of the committee will consist of zone chairs. Technical representatives will remain attached to group but will not be in the rotation forthe chair. Rosie will update the charter and guidebook. Schedule for the rotation of the Chair will also be included.