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SAFENET ID:
20170818-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
08/01/2017 1600
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Orleans Complex
Fire Number:
P5K73417 
State:
California
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
Six Rivers National Forest
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line, Support
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack, Transfer of Command
Position Title:
Firefighter 
Task:
travel to and from fireline 
Management Level:
2
Resources Involved:
Equipment, Overhead 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Communications
Human Factors:
Decision Making, Risk Assessment  
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.
The travel from ICP to the fire line consist of at times a narrow one or two lane road. There was poor comms on the command channel while traveling from the ICP to the fireline. There was poor comms at the ICP on an HT too. The only way to talk to the line was going into communications unit and use the base station radio.

Had there been an emergency while traveling on the road would have been unable to communicate with the ICP. Also not having comms on our HT at the ICP cause a concern as we could not hear what was happening on the fireline.

This unsafe condition continued until the second Type 2 Team took over the fire.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
This was stated to our division and there was no change in our communications. Once the second team took over the fire, they installed a radio on the mountain near the ICP and communications greatly improved on the travel route as well as we could communicate on our HT at the ICP


Corrective Actions

20170818-0001-CA001

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