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SAFENET ID:
20161118-0001
Event Start Date:
11/04/2016 0800
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Raven Rock
Fire Number:
 
State:
Virginia
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
George Washington & Jefferson NF, South Zone Fire
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Initial Attack, Extended Attack
Position Title:
Zone Fire Managemen Officer 
Task:
All Activities 
Management Level:
3
Resources Involved:
all 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Communications
Human Factors:
 
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.
Since the beginning of the Raven Rock Fire we have had issues with the fire activity in North Carolina using our radio channels. It started with TAC 3,WE have a total of 4 TAC channels so we stopped using that one. Yesterday the activity in North Carolina was using one of our command repeater today they are using the other command repeater. In doing this they are tying up our channels to the point that we cannot use them. We have high fire danger today so our initial attack forces have to use all of our channels to safely do our jobs. In addition to the IA activities we have on going large fires as well.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Nothing we can do except try talk between their traffic


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