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SAFENET Event Information
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SAFENET ID:
20160830-0001
Event Start Date:
08/27/2016 1000
Event Stop Date:
08/27/2016 1200 
Incident Name:
Custer townsite medical
Fire Number:
 
State:
Idaho
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
Challis-yankee fork RD
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Support
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
Helicopter Manager 
Task:
Transport To/From Fire 
Management Level:
4
Resources Involved:
Civilian person-medical 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Communications
Human Factors:
 
Other Factors:
Radio system not functioning correctly 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
While flying to the Crimson fire I heard radio commo from the Custer Town site concerning a medical Bee sting on a civilian with firefighters responding. Communications between CICC and the EMT/ FF were poor. Neither side could hear and/or understand what was being said. The situation became elevated as the person was stung in the neck by a bee and was having a negative reaction. The point of this Safenet is to highlight the event of the radio system not functioning properly. I had to relay info between the two parties so the ambulance could be ordered. This involved firefighters but was not on a fire. I just needed to bring attention to the fact that the radio system in the Yankee Fork drainage is not consistent in operation.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Relayed info between the EMT/FF and dispatch while flying to an incident.


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