SOUTH CENTRAL ZONE COORDINATION MEETING
SUBGROUP OF THE NORTHERN ROCKIES COORDINATING GROUP
LIVINGSTON ARMORY - 24 FLESHMAN CREEK ROAD
October 21, 1999
Minutes from April meeting approved.
Agenda distributed by Diana Martin.
Zone Committee Updates:
Communications - Rita - Communications plan needs to be distributed each spring and remind everyone to switch off to the plan during extended incidents. Gallatin County will have 3 new fire repeater frequencies for use next spring. We need to update licenses on state frequencies.
Training - Bryan Connelley - Training nominations will be done after meeting today - Yearly review - The engine academy training was extremely successful and we are looking at doing it again this year, first meeting Jan 5 at 7P at Belgrade Training facility - Need a fire investigation training - S290 & 390 will be done in YNP as usual - S270 &S217 by USFS & YNP - S205 by Park & Gallatin - water handling and pump operations course by Gallatin - 1200 ICS by Park - Time recorder for personnel and equipment by DNRC & USFS - Normal yearly training including Basic, SOS, and guard school. There is a Haz-Mat awareness course going on 10-28 at 6p, Phil Lawson is the contact 333-4394 - The NTC catalog is on the web.
Operations - Jim Kitchens - fireline handbook updates should be out - team selection process is being updated.
Business Management - Diana Martin - Mike will be staying on the committee
Prevention - No report
Fire Use committee - Bill Breedlove - general update - at spring meeting will try and bring map overlay showing areas to burn
NRCG meeting report - Diana - handed out several handouts NTCG guideline changes - reviewed fire shelter alert
Big Sky Fire Plan committee update - Bill Breedlove - plan is just about finished - distribution should be next spring
Mobilization Board - Diana - System we set up worked fairly well with only one small problem - discussion on the rotation and private freelancing
USFS - Bill Breedlove - Discussed Montana airshed and open burning issues. Federal dollars are way down for fighting fire and will affect operations in the future - doing some engine replacements - need discussion on having a zone MAC
Gallatin County - Bryan Connelley - new heavy Type 6 is running - Also have a truck which can pull the Cache - Cache has a list of needs which can be distributed, needs are PPE, hose, fittings, and a good medical kit
Park County - Bob Fry - Training room at RFD#1 should be finished for spring training this year
Meagher County - Rick Seidlitz - good cooperation with USFS this past year
Chair change - Rick Seidlitz is next chairman. Rotation for deputy chair should be federal. Jim Kitchens of YNP agreed to deputy.
Next meeting date and location:
April 26, 2000, at 10:00 a.m. at the National Guard Armory in Livingston, 24 Fleshman Creek Road, Suite 1.
Meeting ended 1300
TO ADD AGENDA ITEMS OR ISSUE FEEDBACK, CONTACT RICK SEIDLITZ AT 547-3397 OR FAX HIM AT 547-3721.