Lindon Pronto
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Interview with a "forestry technician"

Started Oct 16, 2013 0 Replies

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Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Crabbe Oct 17, 2013. 12 Replies

Hello all, I am a new member here; I have been a seasonal federal wildland firefighter since 2007. I have fought fires in 8 different states on hand crews, engines, and helicopter crews. I just…Continue

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Lindon Pronto posted a blog post

Profile of Global Vegetation Fire Challenges

By Lindon Pronto and Johann Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)This article appears in the September 2016 Newsletter of the Commonwealth Forestry AssociationEvery year, roughly an average of about 600 million hectares of vegetated lands is affected by land-use fires and wildfires (Mouillot and Field, 2005). Worldwide, wildfires are trending toward longer burning periods, heightened severity,…See More
Oct 5, 2016
Lindon Pronto's blog post was featured

Local Fires, Global Worries

The old proverb—fire makes a good servant but a bad master—has become too literal a guiding doctrine, for too long. This understanding characterizes fire entirely within the context of how humans relate to fire, while neglecting fires’ innate role within the natural environment, as an ancient earthly element,…See More
Jan 13, 2016
Lindon Pronto posted a blog post

Local Fires, Global Worries

The old proverb—fire makes a good servant but a bad master—has become too literal a guiding doctrine, for too long. This understanding characterizes fire entirely within the context of how humans relate to fire, while neglecting fires’ innate role within the natural environment, as an ancient earthly element,…See More
Jan 11, 2016
John Crabbe replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"This does clarify up more of my questions. The thing is though, what does the reclassifying your job really do beyond title? As I mentioned to John's reply, much of the compensation aspect he mentioned in regards to "deployments" is…"
Oct 17, 2013
Lindon Pronto posted a discussion
Oct 16, 2013
Lindon Pronto replied to John Gallagher's discussion Effects of Government Shutdown
"Two of my fellow crew members couldn't afford to drive to work anymore but were able to work out an arrangement to report to a FS duty station much closer to their homes. Two others didn't have that option, and are no longer reporting to…"
Oct 16, 2013
Lindon Pronto replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"John, as the other John already did an excellent job at clarifying, the PRIMARY job of fire detection, prevention and suppression units is to do exactly that. Ill address some of your points, and also speak to what is familiar to me as agency scope…"
Oct 15, 2013
perry firefighter cert replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"just read the post on issue I was on the big windy fire in Oregon where a 19 year old firefighter died on fire line and we lost 19 of our fellow brothers this year which were all firefighters and seen as no other we all are one in this field no…"
Oct 13, 2013
DUST replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"Yes,  they should....petition signed."
Oct 11, 2013
John Crabbe replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"John, First off, thanks for clearing some more of that up. As I mentioned in my first post I don't know a lot when it comes to the wildland FF aspect of things. Much of what I do know pertains to talking with those who do wildland FF on a…"
Oct 4, 2013
John replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"To clarify a bit more, this is a full time job. There is no side job. We work as FF full time year round but for some it is for 6 months then they are laid off until the next season. During their 6 months they work full time. Usually around 700-800…"
Oct 4, 2013
John replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"Hey John, thanks for signing the petition. First time posting here for me and just wanted to make it a little more clear for you. 1. Yes, my job is primarily FFing. It is actually 100% firefighting. If we are not on a fire we are either training/…"
Oct 4, 2013
John Crabbe replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"The question pertains to the current classification in regards to terms like "Forestry and Range Technicians" and other such termed jobs. Since your push here is to have the classification changed, then that is why I asked what the…"
Oct 3, 2013
Fireyladd - Chief Sharp left a comment for Lindon Pronto
"Welcome to Firefighter Nation Lindon.  I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Chief William Sharp- Retired Brookings Fire / Rescue Living in…"
Oct 3, 2013
Lindon Pronto replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"John, if the "primary" job of a federal wildland firefighter is not to fight fires and provide emergency assistance than what is it that you think our "primary" job is? (And I will respond to the other points you raise as soon as…"
Oct 3, 2013
John Crabbe replied to Lindon Pronto's discussion Should "Hotshots" be Considered "Firefighters"?
"First of all I did sign the petition and hope that things do get better defined by the govt. Although at this point there seems to be more partisanship and bickering to see anything come out, but considering the devastation of wildfires and the loss…"
Sep 30, 2013

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Lindon Pronto's Blog

Profile of Global Vegetation Fire Challenges

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

By Lindon Pronto and Johann Goldammer, Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)

This article appears in the September 2016 Newsletter of the Commonwealth Forestry Association

Every year, roughly an average of about 600 million hectares of vegetated lands is affected by land-use fires and wildfires (Mouillot and Field, 2005).…

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Local Fires, Global Worries

Posted on January 11, 2016 at 5:27am 0 Comments

The old proverb—fire makes a good servant but a bad master—has become too literal a guiding doctrine, for too long. This understanding characterizes fire entirely within the context of how humans relate to fire, while neglecting fires’ innate role within the natural environment, as…

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At 2:55am on October 3, 2013, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Lindon.  I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp- Retired

Brookings Fire / Rescue

Living in Alaska

At 2:40pm on September 30, 2013, Norm Tindell said…

Welcome to FFN.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I have. It's nice to visit a site that's all about what we do. I learn something nearly every day.

Stay safe out there.

 
 
 

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