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SAFENET ID:
20170620-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
06/15/2017 0600
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Sawtooth NF Radio issue
Fire Number:
 
State:
Idaho
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
Minidoka
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
DIVISON SUPERVISOR 
Task:
Contingency  
Management Level:
1
Resources Involved:
Various 
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 starting with the Sawtooth NF. in May recognizing the radios and the overall performance being poor and now the first fire assignment of the year being no different with the radios. Upon arrival to Forest we had not been giving father cloning guide or equipment to bring our equipment to current years programming and to my knowledge the mobile radios have not yet had their preventive maintenance completed for the year. I give a brief to explain the commo issues I had on the high park fire while there. I was cloned but the fire radio group and headed out to the line. On both the tax and repeater channels my radio was described on booming however I was unable to recieve traffic in a way I could understand. After two days working with radio I went into the radios back to default settings found in the user guide. To date my portable is receiving and transmitting better than the mobile.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Reset to factory setting plan to have local radio shop at home pm radio and ensure proper operation. Once again request programming equipment be given to the district to get 2017 groups and frequencies into radios.


Corrective Actions

20170620-0001-CA001

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