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SAFENET ID:
20170727-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
07/26/2017 1600
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Raven
Fire Number:
K76G 
State:
Nevada
Jurisdiction:
BLM
Local Unit:
,BMD
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line
Stage of Incident:
Initial Attack, Extended Attack
Position Title:
Firefighter 
Task:
Line Construction 
Management Level:
3
Resources Involved:
Engine 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Human Factors
Human Factors:
Leadership  
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.
O. 7/26/17 our engine was assigned to the Raven fire south of Battle Mtn NV This was a initial attack fire. The fire was active, burning in PJ. A engine went up into the fire and the engine captain stepped out of his role, and began playing the role of OPS, leaving his two unqualified crew members to run the engine and engage the fire. The engine captain is unqualified to be in the position of OPS, as his highest qualification is ENGB. This is known to the "command staff" on the fire, but is allowed to be in this position on this fire.

Leaving an unqualified person in the position of OPS creates a very unsafe conditions for all personal assigned to this fire.
Leaving his engine with two unqualified firefighters creates an unsafe environment for both them and those who are assigned to work with them on the same division and of fire.

Having unqualified personnel in positions of leadership create a culture of distrust and unknowns which then lead to injuries or death.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Made sure that "command staff" knew that the ENGB playing in the role of OPS was unqualified. No action was taken to remove said individual from that position.


Corrective Actions

20170727-0001-CA001

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