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SAFENET ID:
20160819-0001
Event Start Date:
08/11/2016 0900
Event Stop Date:
08/15/2016 1900 
Incident Name:
Whit/Hunter Peak
Fire Number:
 
State:
Wyoming
Jurisdiction:
BLM
Local Unit:
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
Operations 
Task:
Air Operations 
Management Level:
1
Resources Involved:
ABRO for the Type 1 Team 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Communications, Equipment
Human Factors:
Decision Making, Leadership, Risk Assessment, Performance  
Other Factors:
 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
The ARBO for the Whit then the Hunter Peak fire from the Type 1 Team was using his regular office position to move Aircraft without notifying the IC of the other fire. If he did not get what he wanted he would blame the MAC group and take the aircraft. He said there fire was more important then the Whit fire. I feel he was using his position to move resources through back door channels causing safety concerns and making it appear that his firefighters were more important then the other fires fire fighters. He would not communicate the needs of his fire until he made his backdoor deals using him regular position to do so. He would notify Dispatch after the deal was already made.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
We tried to communicate with him with no response, notified the Agency Administrator, Forest and BLM FMO'S and the Type 1 Incident Commander.


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