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SAFENET ID:
20170618-0001
Event Start Date:
06/14/2017 0600
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Dead Dog
Fire Number:
 
State:
Colorado
Jurisdiction:
BLM
Local Unit:
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
 
Task:
 
Management Level:
2
Resources Involved:
 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Communications, Human Factors
Human Factors:
Leadership  
Other Factors:
Lack of knowledge of job, inability to program and verify radios 
Narrative
Describe in detail what happened including the concern or potential issue, the environment (weather, terrain, fire behavior, etc), and the resulting health issue.
Fire comms unit failed to verify frequencies they were cloning matched the IAP. The result was multipule divisions hitting the line with no TX freq. Plugged in for their TAC. Command became overwelmed, and resources in the field had to disengage, handpunch, and reclone. Comms also failed to name any channels ie Div Alpha, Div November. They were just 'Tac1'-however many there were.Firefighters were handpunching new channel names in the field as well, as it is imperative we know what channel is what, and subordinates rarely carry an IAP with the comm plan. The following operational period, the team made the decision to switch an entire division to a new tac after the whole division was engaged and spread out. The Divs Sup. And TFLD did a good job ensuring all resources switched over. However making these changes mid operational period is a huge safety risk for line resources and absolutley compromised LCES.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Recloning resource radios, renaming channels, verifying RX/TX and TG for each channel matched the comm plan as the comms unit lacked the ability to do so.


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