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SAFENET ID:
20170907-0001        [Corrective Actions]
Event Start Date:
09/07/2017 0800
Event Stop Date:
 
Incident Name:
Rice Ridge
Fire Number:
 
State:
Montana
Jurisdiction:
USFS
Local Unit:
Incident Type:
Wildland
Incident Activity:
Line, Support, Transport to/from, Readiness/Preparedness
Stage of Incident:
Extended Attack
Position Title:
 
Task:
 
Management Level:
1
Resources Involved:
 
Contributing Factors
Contributing Factors:
Environmental
Human Factors:
Decision Making, Leadership, Risk Assessment, Fatigue, 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.
The Rice Ridge fire has been burning for some time now and the air quality conditions have been getting worse. The State of Montana Air Monitoring Data, has had the Seeley Lake hourly air quality listed predominately as HAZARDOUS since 8/14/17. And management has taken no steps to ensure firefighters have access to clean, fresh air or instituted any mitigation's to prevent the degradation of our health and well being. Everybody talks about it being smokey, but zero has been implemented to protect the firefighters and support staff that are working and living in this unhealthy and hazardous environment. This low oxygen environment, high levels of PM 2.5 and low quality of sleeping conditions, all contribute to people having slow or altered decision making capability's during their days assignments and contribute to individuals getting sick or having breathing or lung aliments.
Immediate Action Taken
Reporting Individual : please describe actions you took to correct or mitigate the unsafe/unhealthful event.
Management hasn't provided any yet.


Corrective Actions

20170907-0001-CA001

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