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SAFENET ID:
20170713-0001
Event Start Date:
06/30/2017 0800
Event Stop Date:
07/04/2017 1200 
Incident Name:
Hilltop Fire
Fire Number:
PAK22R 
State:
Arizona
Jurisdiction:
BIA
Local Unit:
Hilltop
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Mop Up
Position Title:
Firefighters 
Task:
 
Management Level:
2
Resources Involved:
Overhead 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Human Factors
Human Factors:
Decision Making, Leadership, Risk Assessment, Performance, Situational Awareness  
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.
On June 30,2017 a San Carlos type 2 1.A.crew is assigned to the division Alpha on the Hilltop Fire, the crew has a crew boss trainee and a qualified crewboss. The crew boss trainee is running the crew while the crew boss qualified is shadowing every step of the trainees performance with the crew.
The division asks the crews that is assigned to division alpha if any of them are division trainees or task force trainees. The San Carlos qualified boss mention that she is a task force trainee, and receive the trainee opportunity as a task force trainee and later on gets mention as a division alpha trainee. As the San Carlos qualified crew boss takes the trainee opportunity, She leaves the crew boss trainee in charge of the crew without a crew boss qualified shadowing the trainee. For four and a half days the crew boss trainee watches the crew without the supervison of a qualified crew boss on division Alpha, thankful no major incidents or injuries occurred while in the absent of a qualified crew boss. The decision making process would have been very stressful and difficult without the knowledge of a qualified crew boss their to assist with the incident and for the crew boss trainee not having the experience of a qualified boss crew. The Hilltop Fire grew from a type 3 fire to a type2 fire, with in a day of steep terrain and rugged country unfavorable weather at a PL5. The area the San Carlos type 2 crew was working wasn't accessible by vehicle for emergency situation only sort haul or medivac by helicopter. The San Carlos type 2 crew was working along the side of 2 Hotshot crews.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Pass the information up the chain of command, operations took the crewboss qualified off the task force/ division trainees position and tied her in back with the crew. Then the crewboss qualified request for another crewboss to come in so the crew boss could finish her task force trainee.


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